Shockwave therapy & class iv laser therapy
We are pleased to be able to bring the latest in technology to our patients. Both these technologies promote blood flow and speed the healing process.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that triggers and accelerates the body’s own natural healing response. The shockwaves are mechanical and not electric. They are audible, low-energy sound waves, which work by increasing blood flow to the injured area. Shockwave therapy is a strong option for patients who suffer with chronic conditions. Many people report that their pain is reduced, and mobility improved after the first treatment.
Class IV Laser therapy works when the photon of laser light penetrate the skin and underlying tissue, they are absorbed by the cells and converted into energy. This energy is key in helping the cells to become normal and healthy. As the cell membrane permeability is altered, a cascade of cellular events is triggered including stimulation of ATP, Increased DNA & RNA synthesis, enhanced collagen synthesis and increased levels of beta-endorphins and serotonin.
Some of the conditions treated with Shockwave and or Class IV Laser include:
· Feet – heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis
· Elbow – tennis and golfers’ elbow
· Shoulder – calcific tendonitis of rotator cuff muscles
· Frozen Shoulder
· Trigger Finger
· Knee – patellar tendonitis
· Hip – bursitis
· Lower leg – shin splints
· Hamstring tears
· Upper leg – Iliotibial band friction syndrome
· Back pain – lumbar and cervical spine regions and chronic muscular pain
· Chronic Muscle tightness