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Radial Pressure Wave Therapy

ShockwaveCaringbah Spinal Care offers Radial Pressure Wave (RPW) Therapy, a non-invasive therapy that sends high-pressured acoustic sound waves that travel through the skin to targeted tissue to reduce pain and stimulate tissue healing.

What conditions can Radial Pressure Wave Therapy treat?

  • Feet – heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee – patellar tendonitis
  • Hip – bursitis
  • Lower Leg – shin splints and tightened calves
  • Upper Leg – Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Back Pain – lumbar and chronic muscular pain
  • Carpel Tunnel
  • Shoulder Pain

What should I expect during an RPW therapy session?

Your session will last around 20 minutes. Our trained therapist will place a hand piece onto the injured area to allow the unit to gently transmit radial pressure waves deep into that region. By providing feedback to your therapist you can help them to fine tune the intensity and positioning of the handpiece.

Does RPW therapy hurt?

RPW therapy varies in intensity depending on your needs but it does not generally cause clients any significant pain.

What are the side effects and contraindications?

Contraindications include:

  • Haemophilia or other coagulation disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Corticosteroid injections- wait a minimum of six weeks after local injections
  • Malignancy
  • Prosthesis and Implants

After the treatment some patients may experience temporary soreness, tenderness or swelling for a few hours following the procedure. This temporary inflammation is a wanted effect to help to promote the bodies healing process.

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