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Shockwave Therapy West Ryde, Sydney 

At NDPE we offer shockwave therapy to all patients who may benefit from this treatment. Especially effective for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, shockwave therapy is a quick and effective treatment for many painful and uncomfortable conditions. We serve residents from Eastwood, Denistone, Marsfield, Epping, Ryde, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Dundas Valley, Telopea, Putney, Carlingford, and Ermington.

What is Shockwave Therapy? 

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Shockwave therapy involves a freely moving applicator that produces radial shockwaves as it travels over regions of pain, tightness, and scar tissue. It produces strong stimuli to break the association between pain and muscular and vascular tone. It has been used for many years to aid healing while avoiding surgery, or assist in post-surgery rehabilitation.

Essentially, shockwave therapy produces high-frequency shock waves to the affected area to promote healing and reduce pain. It works well in conjunction with a specific exercise program for the associated injury or condition.

What Can You Expect During Your Shockwave Therapy Appointment? 

During your treatment, firstly your physiotherapist will apply ultrasound gel to the skin on top of the injured area. Using a foot pedal to power the machine, they will hold the handset to the affected area over the gel. They will then move it around as it produces its radial shockwaves to ease inflammation and pain in the target area.

The shockwave therapy process takes just 5-10 minutes. There are virtually no side effects and you can leave immediately following your appointment. While it typically doesn’t hurt, you may experience minor discomfort. In these cases, you can use pain relief medication as necessary. Whether you experience any discomfort or not, we advise you avoid vigorous physical activity for 48 hours following your treatment.

What are the Benefits of Shockwave Therapy? 

Although it’s targeted to one particular area, it does radiate through the body to heal surrounding areas as well. Shockwave therapy provides benefits such as:

  1. Increased circulation
  2. Reduced pain and tightness
  3. Can heal older injuries
  4. Fast and effective treatment
  5. Increased mobility


Your Shockwave Therapy Questions Answered  

What conditions can shockwave therapy help with?

Shockwave therapy can help with a wide variety of conditions, including:

Is shockwave therapy effective?

Studies have shown shockwave therapy to be an effective treatment for chronic pain including musculoskeletal issues, tendon problems, and plantar fasciitis. In fact, a study has shown that 85% of shockwave therapy patients with hamstring tendinopathy experienced a 50% reduction in pain at three months following treatment!

How does shockwave therapy help plantar fasciitis?

Shockwave therapy reduces pain immediately after the first session, making it an excellent choice for many conditions including plantar fasciitis. However, people with acute (less than four weeks old) plantar fasciitis should avoid shockwave therapy and seek other options as their first port of call. For older cases of plantar fasciitis, shockwave therapy dulls the pain sensing nerves called nociceptors, stimulates production of collagen, and forms new blood vessels, all of which reduce pain levels.

How often should you do shockwave therapy?

Generally, a course of treatment will require 2-5 weekly sessions, depending on each individual’s circumstances. Your physiotherapist will assess your injury or condition and come up with a treatment plan for your shockwave therapy, which includes how often you’ll receive treatment and how long your course will last. Depending on how long you’ve had the injury or condition, usually patients require at least 3 treatment sessions to notice improvement. This can extend up to 6 treatment sessions to completely reduce symptoms.

Is shockwave therapy good for back pain?

Trigger points can be found all over the body, including the back. Shockwave therapy can certainly help with back pain in many circumstances. When other treatments for back pain haven’t been as effective as you would like, for most people shockwave therapy is an option. With many instances of back pain associated with postural problems, it may be beneficial to consider shockwave therapy in addition to other physiotherapy treatments.

Why Choose NDPE West Ryde?  

At NDPE, you will experience treatment at the hands of an experienced

physiotherapist who is well-versed in shockwave therapy. With years of experience behind us, we blend compassion and quality care to provide the treatment you deserve.

Our team of caring therapists aims to improve your physical health while keeping emotional health in mind to support your overall wellbeing. We proudly support the care of patients in West Ryde and the surrounding suburbs of Eastwood, Epping, Denistone, Marsfield and Carlingford.

Book Your Shockwave Therapy Appointment in West Ryde 

If you’re experiencing pain and discomfort, we understand how frustrating this can be. Whether it’s your feet, legs, or back, shockwave therapy could be the treatment you’ve been looking for. At NDPE we offer shockwave therapy to residents in West Ryde and surrounding areas such as Eastwood, Denistone, Epping, and Ryde. To book your appointment with one of our physiotherapists experienced in shockwave therapy, click below to get in touch.

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NDPE is here to help….

If you are suffering from pain, then you can trust one of our experienced physiotherapists at NDPE. Whether you are dealing with a severe injury, high level rehabilitation following a severe injury or post surgery, our team will devise a specific treatment plan tailored to your exact needs. Call NDPE on 02 9874 8410.

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