What is shockwave therapy?

Safe and non-invasive, shockwave therapy uses high-intensity sound waves to interact with the tissues in your body.

To administer the treatment, your practitioner uses a handheld wand over your injury or pain area. The sound-waves stimulate a number of positive responses, including neovascularisation ingrowth, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up. Stimulation of these biological mechanisms promotes an ideal healing environment as the injured area returns to normal, and pain subsides.

Shockwave therapy is usually administered over a number of short sessions, usually taking no more than 15 minutes each. Whilst some people report mild, temporary discomfort, the first signs of pain relief usually occur after just 24 hours.

How can shockwave therapy help me?

Shockwave therapy works especially well when incorporated into a broader treatment plan. It assists in the treatment of a number of chronic muscular and tendon disorders, as well as back and cervical pain.

Shockwave therapy is commonly used to treat:

  • Lower back and shoulder pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Groin and hip pain

Shockwave therapy Chelsea Heights – why choose Total Balance Healthcare?

With a range of healthcare resources at our fingertips, Total Balance Healthcare gives you access to a complete range of treatment solutions to aid in your recovery. Shockwave therapy is just one part of the big picture, meaning we’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that draws on a range of therapies as you require them.

Our shockwave equipment is modern and safe, and is administered by qualified practitioners with plenty of experience.

How do I book an appointment?

Find out more about shockwave therapy in Chelsea Heights by making a booking on (03) 9773 8085 or schedule an appointment online. If you’re a private health insurance holder, ask reception whether you’re eligible to receive a subsidised consultation price.

You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page for more information.