Focus Shockwave therapy in Sportsperformance Physiotherapy is an effective and non-invasive treatment. It aims to help patients relieve pain and promote healing from chronic inflammation.
Focus Shockwave therapy is proven clinically for its pain relief and healing effects on chronic tendonitis. Shockwave therapy aims to break down scar tissue and trigger the healing process. Shockwave Therapy can be used to relief the following conditions/symptoms:
Our therapists will go through a thorough assessment with you and will then decide whether shockwave therapy is suitable and beneficial to your condition. They will then place the shockwave probe on the skin surface of the affected area. When the machine is on, a shockwave will be produced and will travel to the treatment area from the probe.
During the process, it is normal for you to feel mild to moderate discomfort over the treatment area. The discomfort/ pain acts as a marker for the therapist to determine whether the shockwave targets on the right spot. The pain/ discomfort from the shockwave treatment normally dissipates after 1-2 days.
The number of sessions, dose and shocks depend on the patient's condition. Typically, improvement will be seen after around 3 -5 sessions; up to 7 may be needed in the more recalcitrant lesions.
For each shockwave treatment it takes about 10-15 minutes (this also depends on the type of pain)
Following is a list of established treatment effects of Focus shockwave therapy
With the soft-tissue ‘well-prepared’, our therapist will guide you through a graded exercise program to regain range of motion, muscle strength, and movement control with less limitation and eventually get you back to your pre-injury level.
Focus shockwave therapy, like any treatment approach, has no long-term side effects. Some patients may experience pain or discomfort for 1-2 days. Minor skin irritation and numbness were reported previously, but all were temporary.