By Daniel Graham, Principal Podiatrist, Quay Health Sydney
Even after the extensive research into shockwave therapy, the exact mechanism of action remains unclear. Currently, the proposed theories are as follows:
Basically, the application of shockwave therapy to a treatment site causes:
Yes. The only instances in which radial shockwave therapy (the type utilised at Quay Health) cannot be used is when there is either a malignant tumour or fetus in the treatment area.
The studies assert that shockwave therapy is an efficient, non-invasive and safe treatment of certain musculoskeletal disorders and should be considered in instances when conservative treatment has failed and before surgery.
Wrapping this up, it is also important to understand that shockwave therapy is not a miracle treatment and cannot be used for every musculoskeletal condition. Every patient needs to be assessed by a registered health-care professional to assess their suitability for shockwave therapy.
If you think that you may benefit from shockwave therapy, click here to make an appointment with Daniel Graham or Aoife Reilly
to assess your suitability for treatment.
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