Shockwave Therapy in Christchurch
If you are suffering from chronic soft tissue conditions like plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinopathy, shockwave therapy may be the treatment you need to reduce your pain and increase your mobility.
Effective for both acute and chronic muscle aches and pain, shockwave therapy stimulates the body’s natural healing process. It can deliver an immediate reduction of your pain and improve your ease of movement. It may also reduce the chance of further surgery.
Are you struggling with pain and a lack of movement?We use shockwave therapy to treat a range of issues including:
What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?
Fast pain relief and restoration of mobility are the key benefits. As a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers, it is an ideal treatment to speed up recovery and address various conditions causing acute or chronic pain.
How does it work?
During the treatment, high-energy impulses are delivered to the affected area. These pressure waves stimulate metabolic activity around the site. This reduces pain felt by nerve fibres. It increases blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues and activates stem cells to begin the healing process. It can also break down scar tissue and possibly calcification as well.
What to expect from your treatment
As a non-invasive treatment, sessions are generally quick and simple. Treatment takes just 5 minutes, with 2,000 shocks being delivered during that time. You may feel some discomfort during the treatment, but settings can be adjusted if needed. Many patients feel immediate pain relief, but a few may experience some discomfort 2-4 hours after. We advise you to rest and take it easy after the treatment, even if you feel fine, to allow your body time to heal. Most patients require 3 treatments at weekly intervals for the most effective results. Some additional treatments may be needed for individual cases.
Shockwave Therapy FAQs
No. You don’t need to be referred to us in order to make an appointment. While it’s always helpful to have accompanying notes or a diagnosis from a GP or consultant, we don’t need to have them before we see you or start your treatment. You can simply walk in, book an appointment with our clinicians, and they will assess, diagnose and treat you.
If you need to ask change or cancel an appointment, we ask that you contact us at least 24 hours beforehand (cancellations within 24 hours are charged at 50% of the appointment fee).
Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes when you come for your appointment. If you’re having a lower limb assessment, shorts or leggings are best. If it’s for an upper limb problem, please make sure you’re wearing a vest, vest-top or similar.
If you feel that you would prefer to have a chaperone with you during your assessment then please bring a suitable person.