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Anna Wang
Anna Wang
08:42 07 Jul 22
Really knows what they are doing in terms of treatment. Treated my knee and migraine. I could walk on my left leg as my knees was really damaged and Jen treated it to the point I could walk and feel little pain now.
Sandy Yusman
Sandy Yusman
02:27 28 Jun 22
Jen and her team have been treating me for a few years now. They're always very professional and caring. The clinic is clean and well maintained. For those who are concerned for covid safety, Jen's clinic maintains a great ventilation standard (we measured it with an Aranet) and she also runs an air purifier. I really recommend them.
Audrey Tran
Audrey Tran
22:53 11 May 22
The team at Pro Health Clinic have done wonders to my shoulder injury. I’ve been to multiple physios over the years with no success. After just one visit to this clinic, I immediately felt a massive difference and now and fully recovered. I am so grateful!!! I have referred my whole family to see them and they also speak very highly of their experiences. Would highly recommend ???
Ruby Nguyen
Ruby Nguyen
03:33 05 Feb 22
This clinic is the best clinic that I have been to and I would not go anywhere else. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!!
Michelle Isaura
Michelle Isaura
01:15 21 Nov 21
Great and friendly team! Everyone is professional and they really helped me with my back problem. Would highly recommend.
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Our customers say Excellent
5/5

5.0 out of 5 based on 256 reviews

Pro Health Clinic
5.0
Based on 239 reviews
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Anna Wang
Anna Wang
08:42 07 Jul 22
Really knows what they are doing in terms of treatment. Treated my knee and migraine. I could walk on my left leg as my knees was really damaged and Jen treated it to the point I could walk and feel little pain now.
Sandy Yusman
Sandy Yusman
02:27 28 Jun 22
Jen and her team have been treating me for a few years now. They're always very professional and caring. The clinic is clean and well maintained. For those who are concerned for covid safety, Jen's clinic maintains a great ventilation standard (we measured it with an Aranet) and she also runs an air purifier. I really recommend them.
Audrey Tran
Audrey Tran
22:53 11 May 22
The team at Pro Health Clinic have done wonders to my shoulder injury. I’ve been to multiple physios over the years with no success. After just one visit to this clinic, I immediately felt a massive difference and now and fully recovered. I am so grateful!!! I have referred my whole family to see them and they also speak very highly of their experiences. Would highly recommend ???
Ruby Nguyen
Ruby Nguyen
03:33 05 Feb 22
This clinic is the best clinic that I have been to and I would not go anywhere else. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!!
Michelle Isaura
Michelle Isaura
01:15 21 Nov 21
Great and friendly team! Everyone is professional and they really helped me with my back problem. Would highly recommend.
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shockwave therapy in croydon park

Reducing chronic tendonitis and ligament injuries

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What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy, also referred to as radial pressure shockwave therapy, is a treatment for the management of pain caused by various musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. It can also prove to be a great solution for acute and chronic pain relief.

Shockwaves were initially used in the treatment of kidney stones and it has now become a first-line intervention for the condition. This is because in the process of experimentation with the treatment, researchers noticed that shockwaves could have an effect on bone. A series of experimental investigations later revealed that shockwaves had a healing effect on cartilage, bone and associated soft tissues. This resulted in what is now becoming an intervention of increasing popularity not only in the treatment of fractures but also injury management. Today, the procedure is employed to deal with different types of soft tissue problems and other long-term problems in fascia, tendons, muscles and ligaments. At Croydon Park, we also offer Shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis, as many patients see lasting benefits of this treatment.

How does shockwaves work?

A shock wave is an intense, short energy wave that moves faster than the speed of sound. They are typically characterised by:
  • High positive pressures of more than 100 MPa
  • Extremely short rise times (about 10 microseconds)
  • Fast pressure rises (less than 10 nanoseconds)
  • Narrow effective beams (2-8mm diameter)

The wave carries high energy to painful areas and myoskeletal tissues with acute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy accelerates the healing process by activating the body’s self-healing abilities.

ALL HEALTH FUNDS ACCEPTED

Therapeutic effects of radial shockwave therapy

When a pressure wave passes through the human tissue, it produces physiological and therapeutic effects. It is believed that four phases are involved in producing these therapeutic effects.

  1. Phase one: is the direct effect of the shock. Mechanical pressure causes extracellular cavitations which in turn ionises the molecules increasing cell membrane permeability.
  2. Phase two: is the physical-chemical phase which involves the interaction of biomolecules with diffusible radicals. The waves may affect mitochondria and lysosomes and interfere with metabolism in the cell, increasing their activity to promote healing.
  3. Phase three: is the chemical phase which may be accompanied by molecular changes and intracellular reactions. When cavitation occurs, a high temperature is developed leading to the development of radicals.
  4. Phase four: involves physiological responses to the first three phases.

While shockwave therapy has been demonstrated to be effective in managing pain, the analgesic mechanisms of the therapy are yet to be identified. However, various hypotheses have been proposed. Some suggest since shockwaves increase membrane permeability it causes small capillaries in tissues to rapture, increasing growth factors in those areas. It has also been suggested that shockwaves stimulate fibroblasts for connective tissue healing and osteoblasts for new bone production. Another hypothesis is that shockwaves reduce the effects of substance p neurotransmitter, therefore, reducing pain.

Conditions that can be treated by shockwave therapy

Our Physiotherapists see a number of conditions that can be effectively managed by shockwave therapy at our Croydon Park Clinic, such as:

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cellulite
  • Coccydynia
  • Greater trochanter pain
  • Hamstring tendinopathy
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shoulder tendinitis & rotator cuff
  • Spasticity treatment
  • Wound healing
  • Bursitis of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive but powerful treatment that has become popular for musculoskeletal intervention. There are many benefits of shockwave therapy, unlike traditional surgical methods, the treatment has few potential complications and a fast return to normal activity. If you have a musculoskeletal injury or disorder, consider booking an appointment with one of our practitioners at Pro Health Clinic. We offer shockwave therapy in Croydon Park that’ll help eliminate pain and restore full mobility to your acute or chronic issues.

To discuss shockwave therapy cost or treatment in Croydon Park, call Pro Health Clinic today.

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