Shockwave Therapy in Sydney

Shockwave therapy in Sydney is rapidly gaining recognition as a highly effective, non-invasive treatment for pain relief and mobility improvement.

At Movement Laboratory, we specialise in providing this innovative therapy tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients. It’s an ideal solution for diverse clients, from athletes to everyday fitness enthusiasts, seeking to overcome muscle and joint discomfort and enhance their physical well-being.

Our approach at Movement Laboratory is centred on individual care. We believe in the power of shockwave therapy to not only alleviate pain but also to contribute significantly to your overall quality of life.

Our expert team is skilled in a wide range of treatments, including shockwave therapy. They specialise in working with musculoskeletal conditions and have a passion for managing chronic pain.

Our physios are dedicated to ensuring that each therapy session is specifically adapted to your unique health requirements to help you engage in your daily activities with greater ease and comfort.

Shockwave is currently only available in the Leichhardt clinic.

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a modern, non-invasive treatment method that has been making waves in the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation. This technique involves the use of high-energy sound waves or acoustic waves to target areas of the body experiencing pain or discomfort.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

The process of shockwave therapy is quite fascinating. It uses a device that generates acoustic waves with high energy levels. These waves are then directed towards the affected areas of your body.

The magic happens when these waves interact with the tissues, leading to several potential benefits:

  • Pain Reduction: The waves stimulate nerve fibres, which can help significantly reduce pain signals, thus easing discomfort.
  • Increased Blood Flow: They enhance blood circulation in the targeted area, which is crucial for natural healing and regeneration processes.
  • Stimulate Cell Repair: The therapy may help stimulate the cells responsible for bone and connective tissue healing, accelerating the recovery process.
  • Break Down Calcifications: Shockwave therapy is potentially effective in breaking down calcifications and other deposits in the muscles and tendons, which are often sources of pain.

The beauty of shock wave treatment lies in its ability to possibly provide relief without the need for invasive procedures or medications. It’s a safe, effective, and highly regarded form of treatment, especially for chronic pain conditions that haven’t responded well to traditional methods.

At Movement Laboratory, we use the latest technology in shockwave therapy, ensuring that you receive the most effective treatment possible. Whether you’re dealing with long-standing pain or a recent injury, our skilled practitioners are here to help you on your journey to recovery and improved health.

Common Conditions Treated Using Shockwave Therapy at Movement Laboratory

Our skilled physiotherapists offer dedicated care to various musculoskeletal conditions. Our team is trained and ready to manage:

Degenerative Tendinopathy

Frozen Shoulder

Plantar Fasciitis

Bone stress/ Shin splints

Chronic tension

Deep Tissue Trigger Point release

Myofascial release

Scar tissue management/ Adhesion

While this list is exhaustive, it doesn’t cover everything. If you’re facing a condition not mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always available to offer advice and steer you on the path to recovery. 

Why Choose Movement Laboratory for Shockwave Therapy?

At Movement Laboratory, we pride ourselves on our detailed and patient-centric approach to shock wave therapy. Here’s a step-by-step guide to our therapy process, highlighting the unique aspects of our approach:

Initial Stage: Shockwave Therapy at Movement Laboratory utilises radial pressure waves, applied to the skin’s surface using an applicator and gel. This process initiates an inflammatory reaction in the treated area, which is essential for healing.

The Healing Trigger: In cases of long-standing injuries, the damaged area may no longer be in an inflammatory state, limiting its ability to heal. Shockwave Therapy effectively ‘resets’ the area, reigniting the inflammatory process to enhance healing and make physiotherapy treatments more effective.

Duration and Frequency: Typically, 3 to 5 sessions are required, with the exact number depending on individual factors like the duration of pain and previous therapies undertaken. These sessions are scheduled to complement consistent exercises for significant, long-term improvements in tissue regeneration and symptom reduction.

Tailored Approach: Each session is customised based on your unique health profile, ensuring optimal effectiveness.

Holistic Integration: We focus on integrating Shockwave Therapy with a holistic treatment plan, including exercise and other therapeutic techniques, to maximise healing.

Avoidance of Certain Medications: During the course of Shockwave treatments, we recommend against the use of local analgesics, nerve blocks, and anti-inflammatory drugs. This is because they can disrupt the normal inflammatory pathways critical for the therapy’s effectiveness.

Continuous Monitoring: Our team continuously monitors your progress, adjusting treatments as necessary to ensure the best possible outcome.

Follow-Up and Guidance: After completing the therapy sessions, our team provides comprehensive follow-up care, offering guidance on exercises and activities to maintain the improvements achieved.

Long-Term Health Focus: Our goal is to not just treat the symptoms but to ensure long-term health and mobility.

At Movement Laboratory, we believe in empowering you with a deeper understanding of your treatment. Our Shockwave Therapy process is designed to provide effective, non-invasive relief, helping you regain your full range of motion and live a pain-free life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Shockwave Therapy has been proven effective in numerous clinical studies and patient experiences. It works by stimulating the body’s natural healing process, leading to pain relief and tissue repair. The effectiveness of the therapy can vary depending on the individual’s condition and response, but many patients experience significant improvements in pain and mobility.

Shockwave Therapy is generally not painful, but you may experience mild discomfort during the treatment. This sensation is temporary and typically subsides as soon as the session ends.

Many patients report a noticeable improvement in their condition after the first or second session. However, the exact response time can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the condition being treated.

Shockwave Therapy is a safe treatment with minimal side effects. Some patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, or mild bruising at the treatment site, but these symptoms usually resolve quickly.

Yes, Shockwave Therapy can be effectively combined with other treatments, such as physiotherapy, exercise programs, and manual therapies, to enhance overall results.

Shockwave Therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, individuals with blood clotting disorders, or those with malignant tumours in the treatment area. It’s also not suitable for patients with certain types of implants.

Each session typically lasts between 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the area being treated and the specific condition.

Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after a session. However, we recommend avoiding high-impact activities for a few days post-treatment to allow the treated area to recover.

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