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May 26, 2022|Health

Shockwave Therapy


At Atticus Health, we are pleased to announce that we can now offer Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) for soft tissue and chronic injuries. Our podiatrist David has an extensive background of over 10 years in using RSWT in treating lower limb injuries.

WHY SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

RSWT has been scientifically proven to be effective in the treatment of chronic and soft tissue injuries throughout the body. Radial shockwaves are high-energy physical percussions (soundwaves) transmitted from a probe held against the skin; these shockwaves spread outwards into the underlying tissues. 

The treatment produces an inflammatory response, which the body responds by increasing metabolic activity around the site of pain. This stimulates and accelerates the healing process (promotes the remodelling of dysfunctional collagenous tissues, such as tendinopathies, trigger points, muscle strains, etc.). Shockwaves break down scar tissue and/or calcification and the transmission of pain is diminished through neurological mechanisms (inhibition of nociceptors).

As this therapy stimulates the body’s natural self-healing process, there is an immediate reduction of pain and an improved range of motion. 

During treatment, approximately 2000 shocks are administered (taking about 5 minutes). Some patients and/or conditions require more shocks, depending on severity and chronicity (how long the condition or injury has existed). Between 3 and 5 sessions are normally recommended.

Success in the treatment of chronic injuries ranges depending on the location and type of injury but worldwide data shows a success rate of 80-90% within 3 months.

With minimal treatment risk and almost complete absence of adverse events, it’s a clinically proven treatment that is fast, effective, non-invasive and medication free and complies with all current anti-doping regulations.

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