Shockwave Therapy or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that sends acoustic waves directly to the target tissue, which causes a controlled inflammatory response. This stimulates a healing process to occur in the tissues, resulting in improved metabolism, increase in blood flow to the area and the formation of new blood vessels. This causes the previously degenerated tissue to regenerate and tighten.
Shockwave Therapy by Miller Health Centre
At Miller Health Centre we use the Storz Medical Master Puls MP200 Elite Edition. In most cases, 3-5 sessions are required. Sessions are to be spaced 7-10 days apart to allow sufficient healing to occur. The treatment lasts between 5-10 minutes. Many patients feel an improvement of symptoms after the first treatment, however, the healing process continues for the following 3 months.
Shockwave Therapy is commonly used to treat:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Tennis elbow
- Jumper’s knee
- Calcific rotator cuff tendinopathy
- Trigger point therapy
- Hamstring tendinopathy
- Greater trochanteric bursitis