Shockwave Therapy


Shockwave Therapy

Physio Performance is very pleased to be able to provide our clients with the opportunity to receive shockwave therapy as one of the many services we have on offer. There is no other physiotherapy clinic in Co. Louth providing this revolutionary treatment.

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

Radial shockwave therapy uses high pressured acoustic shockwaves that travel through the skin to break down targeted tissue and stimulate tissue repair. Essentially it kick starts the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Is Shockwave Therapy an Effective Treatment Approach?
Shockwave therapy is a research proven treatment approach effective in fixing many chronic musculoskeletal conditions, such as:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles, Peroneal & Posterior Tibilais Tendinopathy
  • Calcification & Rotator Cuff of the shoulder
  • Patella Tendinopathy
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Hamstring Tendinopathy
  • Shin splints
  • Shockwave therapy is frequently effective where previous conservative management has failed to resolve notoriously stubborn complaints.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
  • Increasing circulation
  • Breaking down calcification deposits
  • Stimulating fibroblast (soft tissue cells) production – healing ligaments, tendons, muscles…
  • Stimulating osteoblast (bone cells) production – healing bone
  • Stimulating the “gate-control” mechanism for pain relief
  • Inhibiting Cox II Enzyme, producing an anti-inflammatory effect
How Soon Will I See Results With Shockwave Therapy?
Most patients experience a small pain reduction and a greater range of movement immediately after the procedure. This is usually temporary and real results are seen after a few days when the injuries begin to heal. Depending on your condition, healing can take weeks to months, however pain relief usually precedes this.
What Does A Shockwave Therapy Session Involve?
Shockwave Therapy is a safe, non-invasive procedure. A contact gel is applied to the area, then a hand held probe is applied to the skin. The probe delivers the acoustic waves in a controlled and focused manner for typically 5-10 minutes per injured area. Contra-Indications: Whilst very safe, shockwave therapy is contra-indicated in the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Warfarin therapy
  • Tumors
  • Local inflammation/wound
What Shockwave Therapy Machine Is Used At Physio Performance?
When deciding which shockwave therapy machine to have at our clinic we trialed many of the multiple machines that are on offer in the market and following a lengthy trial period it was obvious there was no comparison to the quality of shockwave treatment that the OCEANUS shockwave machines provide. Hence Physio Performance is now able to offer our clients what we feel is the best quality radial shockwave machine on the market with the new OCEANUS Master Touch machine.