Shock Wave Therapy
Shock Wave Therapy

Latest Technology in Pain Management

Shockwave therapy is a new unique non-invasive treatment modality for chronic musculoskeletal pain. With a maximum of 5 – 6 treatments needed at 5 – 7 day intervals, depending on the severity of the condition. Each therapy session taking only about 10 – 20 minutes.

Common indications are for chronic muscular and tendon disorders such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achillodynia
  • Shin splint
  • Muscle sprain
  • Jumpers knee
  • Runners knee
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Trochanteric insertion tendonitis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Muscular cramps/spasm

The therapy uses a high intensity acoustic waves that interacts with the tissues of the body leading to a ripple effect of benefits. These benefits are: revascularisation (formation of new blood vessels), reduces inflammation, stimulates collagen generation, prevents the build-up of calcium and most importantly reduces pain. Stimulation of these biological mechanisms creates an optimal healing environment. As the injured area is returned to normal, functionality is restored and pain is relieved.

Side effects could occur after treatment, if any – usually appear within 2 days of the treatment having been performed, they usually fade and disappear after 3 – 5 days. The most common side effects include: reddening, swelling, pain, worsening conditions, hematoma and petechiae (red spots).

Specialising in biomechanics, sports pathology and care for the diabetic foot, we offer a wide range of services ranging from the treatment of all conditions of the skin, nails, bone pathology and soft tissue.

Wellness on Ladies Mile
41 Ladies Mile

Vasco Medical Centre,
83 Vasco Boulevard,
Vasco Estate, Goodwood, 7460

Grassy Park
205 3rd Avenue
Grassy Park,

Stone Village Wellness Centre
461 Main Road
Lakeside, 7945

Mitchell’s Plain
Wellness on Lords 37
Lords Ave
Weltevreden Valley
Mitchell’s Plain, 7785

42 John X Merriman Street
(Opposite MKem Pharmacy)

Monte Vista
MS Physio
90C Monte Vista Boulevard
Monte Vista, 7460

Mowbray / Rondebosch
Integration House 5 Robor
Cresent 7700
(Parking at 5 Harriers Road)

+27(0)21 795 0012
+27(0)63 748 3983

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