Shockwave Therapy Darwin
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy utilises a series of high energy acoustic wave or sound wave that is delivered to the target tissue.
The shockwaves initiate a metabolic response within the tissues which results in new blood vessel formation and nerve regeneration to speed up tissue healing and decrease pain.
Shockwaves also break up the existing calcification and promote procollagen synthesis which is essential in the repair processes of all musculoskeletal and ligamentous structures, such as the plantar fascia ligament that is responsible for causing heel pain.
Shockwave is commonly used together with therapeutic laser therapy to stimulate tissue repair and restore function.
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
Improves blood supply and oxygenation
Acoustic waves create capillary response and small blood vessels are remodeled, stimulated to grow and new ones are formed
Stimulate Collagen Formation
Shockwave accelerates procollagen production, which is necessary for the repair processes of the damaged myoskeletal and ligamentous structures
Treats the tendon by breaking down the existing build-up of calcification which is removed by the lymphatic system
Reduce Pain Receptors
Substance P is a neurotransmitter that relays pain to our central nervous system, and acoustic waves decreases Substance P concentration to provide pain relief and reduce swelling
Myofascial trigger point therapy
Disorders of tendon insertions
Soft tissue pathologies
Chronic and subacute pain
Conditions suitable for Shockwave Therapy:
1. Effectiveness and Safety of Shockwave Therapy in Tendinopathies
Dedes V, Stergioulas A, Kipreos G, Dede AM, Mitseas A, Panoutsopoulos GI. Mater Sociomed. 2018 Jun;30(2):131-146.
2. Long-Term Outcome of Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis: Comparative Analysis According to Ultrasonographic Findings
Park JW, Yoon K, Chun KS, Lee JY, Park HJ, Lee SY, Lee YT. Ann Rehabil Med. 2014 Aug;38(4):534-40.
3. A single application of low-energy radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy is effective for the management of chronic patellar tendinopathy
Furia JP, Rompe JD, Cacchio A, Del Buono A, Maffulli N. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Feb;21(2):346-50.
4. Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Pain and Function in Myofascial Pain Syndrome of the Trapezius: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Zhang Q, Fu C, Huang L, Xiong F, Peng L, Liang Z, Chen L, He C, Wei Q. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Aug;101(8):1437-1446.
5. The Effect of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Treatment of Calcifying Tendinitis of the Rotator Cuff of the Shoulder
Manoleva, M., Koevska, V., Mitrevska, B., Gocevska, M., Savevska, C., Ivanovska, B., & Nikolovska, L. Journal Of Morphological Sciences, 5(1), 163-171.