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Shockwave Therapy

 

Effectively treats the debilitating effects of chronic tendon injuries, in particular tendinopathy,   by alleviating pain and assisting the tendon morphology to regenerate and tolerate loads to help you get back to activity without pain

Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive, mostly pain free treatment used to alleviate chronic tendon conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Calcific Tendinitis or tendinopathy in areas such as Achilles, Patella Tendon, Elbows and Shoulders. It is highly effective and scientifically proven to get you back to your chosen activity with less chance of re injury.

Shockwave Therapy

What is it?

Changes Tendon Blood Flow

Scientifically proven to alter the chemical composition and tendon blood flow in order to alleviate pain and to assist in the regeneration of the injured tendon

Non-Invasive and mostly pain free

Uses high energy acoustic waves directed towards the painful areas within your body, these incite and speed up the body's natural healing process

Does it hurt?

When the Sound waves are targeted at the injured area, it is common to feel some discomfort but that is usually a good indicator that the appropriate tissues are being addressed. Your Physio will guide you and adjust the intensity according to your comfort levels

How many sessions are required?

For best results in treating chronic conditions, three sessions are recommended spaced approximately a week apart to allow for tissue adaptation in the meantime

Effectiveness and success rate

High level of effectiveness for a range of Musculoskeletal conditions. Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles , Shoulder, Elbow, Knee and Ankle tendinopathies are just a few common conditions treated.

The specific area of treating and managing Tendinopathies back to full pain free function has challenged the medical profession for many years. This evidence based intervention is a modern , effective and easy to access alternative to some of the past less effective strategies for treating these specific injuries.

Benefits

Your Physiotherapist has an in depth understanding of what has caused your condition and the tendon morphology. They will help educate you on how best to rehabilitate this injury in conjunction with administering the Shockwave Therapy

It is vital that you are guided through a series of graduated loading exercises in order to stimulate the healing of the collagen and tendon tissue structures, and re-condition that tendon to be able to tolerate loads in order for you to return to your pre-injury activities

Method

We recommend to begin with at least 3 sessions spaced roughly one week apart. Each session is a standard consultation during which your Physiotherapist will administer the Shockwave treatment and review and progress your home exercise program. You may feel a fast tapping sensation during the application of the accoustic waves.

Results

Shockwave is a safe treatment option with minimal side effects. It is common to feel some localised swelling or tenderness in the treated area that day, with the majority of the improvement felt the following day and later. Often there is an immediate analgesic effect felt directly after the treatment

Post treatment

Your Physiotherapist will continually re-assess where your symptoms are at during each subsequent session, and advise you of any relevant changes required in your exercise program. They will give you advice on how best to graduate your tendon load management in order to get you back to your chosen sport or activity

Book in at

Manly

Book in at

Mona Vale

Manly. Mona Vale. North Curl Curl.

We pride ourselves on our attentive service as well as the warm, friendly atmosphere that we’ve come to be known for. We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable in the clinic but also confident that you’ll be in and out on time, with the results you need.

Our approach is anchored in trust, care and open communication. We’re here to help facilitate and accelerate your unique body’s healing process – whatever that means for you and your body.

mona vale

Shockwave Therapy treatment available in our Manly and Mona Vale clinics

Contact our friendly reception team if you require any more information . Please state specifically the requirement for Shockwave Therapy as the booking needs to be linked to machine availability

Treating the cause, and the symptoms

Treating the symptoms only will mask the underlying cause. We work consultatively with you and persist until we unearth the real root of your issue.

We hear you

One of the reasons we proudly hold so many lasting client relationships is our dedication to actively listening to people’s problems, feelings and intentions.

New patients might ask us…

Can I book over the phone?

Yes! You can call find the clinic phone numbers at the very top of the page on a desktop, or in the side menu on a mobile.

You will find our Receptionists very friendly and helpful. They will find a time that suits you and make sure you know where to park, how to get there and where we are.

Do I need a doctor to refer me to you first?

You do not need a referral from a doctor to see a physiotherapist however if you do have one please bring it along. We like to communicate with your doctor and any other practitioners involved in your care.

Will you remind me that I have an appointment with you?

Yes! You will have your appointment confirmed a day or so before by text, email or telephone call – whichever you prefer.

How long will my appointment be?

Appointments are scheduled a minimum of 30 minutes apart. We find that in the majority of cases that this is the most appropriate amount of time. In more complex conditions or for multiple injuries longer appointments can be arranged.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Yes please! Any investigations or scans relating to the condition will help us understand your presentation better. Even if you just have the reports from scans they will be very helpful. Likewise any notes from other Therapists or doctors would be great. If you don’t have anything then don’t worry just bring yourself.

If you have problems related to walking or sport then please bring your runners or boots in for use to look at.

If you have a WorkCover claim or were injured at work then please bring your claim number. If you do not have a claim number but intend to get one please advise our receptionist when you arrive.

I'm running late!

Our aim is that everyone receives the attention they require and while achieving this we attempt to utilise all of our available time.  If you are running late please call ahead and our Receptionist will check with your physio to see if it is possible to still see you.  There may not be enough time to attend to your needs effectively.  If we rush you through your treatment it is at best not helpful to you and at worst unsafe.  We can simply reschedule your appointment for a later time.

Contact our friendly staff to get you moving at peak performance

MGS Manly

CONTACT

Phone 02 9976 2666
Fax 02 9976 2675
Email info@mgs.physio

ADDRESS

1 Whistler Street
Manly NSW 2095

OPENING HOURS

Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 1pm

MGS Mona Vale

CONTACT

Phone 02 9979 6978
Fax 02 9979 2161
Email monavale@mgs.physio

ADDRESS

Shop 2, Peninsula Plaza,
20 Bungan Street
Mona Vale NSW 2103

OPENING HOURS

Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 1pm

MGS North Curl Curl

CONTACT

Phone 02 9905 3500
Fax 02 9905 3501
Email northcurlcurl@mgs.physio

ADDRESS

53 Griffin Road
North Curl Curl NSW 2099

OPENING HOURS

Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 12pm

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