Shockwave Therapy Ivanhoe

Relinque Sports and Spinal Group offers shockwave therapy to local residents in Ivanhoe & surrounding areas including Eaglemont, Northcote, Kew, Alphington & Fairfield.

Radial Shockwave Therapy is used to successfully treat chronic painful, inflammatory conditions such as tendonitis and a range of musculoskeletal problems that are often difficult to treat.  It has been clinically proven through controlled studies to provide clients with a safe and non surgical option for treatment of chronic pain.

How is Shockwave Therapy performed?

Radial Shockwave Therapy is performed by the Osteopaths at Relinque Sports and Spinal Group; where our Osteopath firstly perform a thorough examination of the painful area.

The procedure is done by holding a hand piece that produces strong pulses to the skin of the affected area. The probe releases high energy shockwaves via the skin to the site in a controlled and focused manner. The force that penetrates the skin stimulates cells in the body which are responsible for bone (osteoblast) and connective tissue (fibroblast) healing. The radial shockwaves are believed to:

  • Increase blood flow and circulation to the area
  • Increase the metabolic rate around the site of pain
  • Activates and accelerates the body’s self healing processes
  • Reduces pain to the site
  • Break down calcium deposits

There may be some initial pain while the treatment is being performed with some numb-ness and ache in the area. This usually means that the treatment is targeting the right area. The session will last about 10 minutes and towards the end of the treatment the pain will be less painful. In each session you may receive up to as many as 2000 pulses. The average amount of sessions needed to achieve results in 3. Many clients will however have a reduction in their pain a few days after the first treatment.

What is Dolorclast Radial Shockwave Therapy (DRSWT)?

DRSWT is a non invasive treatment that requires:

  • No medication
  • Fast treatment time
  • Quick recovery time
  • Usually only 3-5 treatments required
  • Very little or no pain after treatment

Post Treatment

A client may experience some mild and diffuse pain after the treatment that can last a day or so.  Some clients can also experience some bruising on the treated area. It is advised that even if you have no pain after the treatment that you refrain from intensive activities that stress the treated area for the next 48 hours after each treatment.

Dolorclast Radial Shockwave Therapy has been shown to be effective in many clinical randomised controlled studies for the following conditions:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Heel spur
  • Patella tendonitis or jumpers knee
  • Hip bursitis
  • ITB syndrome
  • Gluteal tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Tennis and Golfers elbow
  • All types of chronic trigger points throughout the body

Advantages of Dolorclast Radial Shockwave Therapy

Compared with other treatment modalities, the advantages are:

  • Non-invasive
  • No medication needed
  • Avoid surgery
  • Clinically proven to reduce pain
  • Accelerates healing
  • Can be used without the use of X-rays

Contraindications for Dolorclast Radial Shockwave Therapy

If you have any of the following contraindications you will need to advise your practitioner as this treatment may not be suitable for you:

  • If you have had a cortisone injection within the last 11 weeks prior to the shockwave therapy
  • If you take blood thinners or have a bleeding or blood coagulation disorder
  • If you are pregnant
  • If you have a pace maker
  • If you have a tumour or have been diagnosed with cancer

For effective and clinically proven relief with Shockwave Therapy in Ivanhoe – Call Relinque Sports & Spinal Group 9499 9644!