Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave.jpgBrickyard physiotherapy utilizes the latest shockwave technologies with the most advanced radial shockwave device, the STORZ MASTERPULS ultra.

Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, in particular, those involving areas where major connective tissue attaches to bone. Common sites that can be successfully treated are:

  • Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs & Achilles tendonitis
  • Patellar tendonitis, jumper’s knee & shin pain
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis & calcification (Shoulder)
  • Trochanteric bursitis (Hip)
  • Trigger points in muscles
  • Stress fractures/Shin Splints, non union’s (delayed bone healing)
  • Morton’s Neuroma (Nerve)

What is the success rate?

After only 2-3 sessions, over 80% of patients report a significant reduction in pain.

  • 90% improvement for plantar fasciitis (Journal of Orthopedic Research, 2005)
  • 91% improvement for calcific tendonitis (Journal of American Medical Association, 2003)
  • 77% improvement for tennis elbow (Journal of Orthopedics, 2005)

Is Shockwave Therapy for me?

  • An initial assessment must be done and if your condition is appropriate you will be treated with SWT.
  • Shockwave Therapy is used when all other treatments have been exhausted.
  • It is for a chronic injury that has persisted more than 3 months.
  • It is most effective for conditions resulting from connective tissue attachments to bone. See the list above.
  • It is usually booked as 3 – 5 treatments 1X/ week for 3 – 5 weeks. 
  • Costs can be found on our rates page.

For more information contact one of our expert physiotherapists.