Shock wave therapy for foot and lower leg pain
Woodlands Podiatry will advise you if ESWT should be part of your treatment plan.
ESWT increases vascular flow and promotes healing by delivering a very specific, high energyshock wave into the target area.
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Initial Consult: F004 $105.00
Subsequent treatments: F014 $105.00.
“Greg McCluney has done wonders in clearing up my chronic Achilles heel problem. Greg comes highly recommended by other practitioners within the medical world in Perth, and in particular, my own rheumatologist has expressed her admiration for the approach, effectiveness and professionalism of Greg’s work.
I also was given the opportunity to be treated with the new shock wave therapy which resulted in an immediate and lasting improvement. Greg has completely restored my mobility and am more than thankful for his professionalism, expertise and kind hearted manner in treating my condition.”
Are you suffering from:
- Heel Spur Pain – (Plantar Fasciitis)
- Achilles tendon issues – (Achilles Tendinopathies / Enthsopathy)
- Shin splints – (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
- Jumpers Knee – (Patella tendonitis)
Or an undiagnosed pain that just won’t go away?
ESWT is a safe, quick, non-invasive and effective pain management technique
particularly when used in conjunction with appropriate stretching and other treatment modalities, including:
- footwear management
- plantar fascia stretching
- treatment of trigger points
- short term lifestyle modifications and
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Woodlands Podiatry offers ESWT for a range of soft tissue pathologies in the foot and lower limb:
- Pain reduction
- Increased metabolism
- Bone Healing
- Reduced muscle tone
After an in depth consultation we will ensure that you will receive the most appropriate treatment.
Treatment sessions are most effective when spaced at 7 – 10 day intervals and become highly effective when combined with other treatment protocols.
This technology was originally used in Germany in the 1990s, to break up kidney stones, and is now indicated for a range of physical complaints.
Patients presenting for ESWT normally require 3 sessions. A degree of pain relief can be expected after the first treatment, and depending on the severity of your condition further treatments may be required.
Treatment is normally completed in 20 minutes, after the initial consultation, which will take longer.
Depend on Woodlands Podiatry for expert assessments and evidence-based techniques
This treatment is contraindicated for certain conditions, such as pregnancy, bleeding disorders, infections, and children with unfused growth plates.
It is important that you receive a detailed assessment with a professional practitioner who is trained, certified and experienced in ESWT.
Woodlands Podiatrists offer skilled diagnosis, remedy and rehabilitation.
Our expert and thorough consultation will ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment for you.
Contact us today for chronic or undiagnosed conditions, and we will assess your suitability for ESWT.
You may be eligible for treatment under Medicare, DVA and WC if approved prior to commencement of your treatment. HICAPS facilities are provided at our practice for immediate health insurance claims.
Podiatrists report 80% success rate with Extracorpeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
Excerpt from Podiatry Today article
ESWT For Plantar Fasciitis: What Do The Long-Term Results Reveal? :
In an attempt to quantify the long-term success of ESWT, we recently performed a study looking at the patients who underwent ESWT at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute from 2000 to 2002.5.
We presented our results at the 2010 International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment Annual Congress and at the 2010 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress.
My colleagues and I have also submitted the study results for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
The study included 75 patients and 87.5 percent of the patients were either satisfied or very satisfied with their ESWT experience at an average of nine years after treatment with a mean pain score of 1.2 on the VAS scale of 0 to 10. Twenty-four percent of patients were able to discontinue all aspects of maintenance treatment including orthotics, medications, supportive devices or shoes and physical therapy type activities.
In addition, 24 percent of patients maintained 95.8 percent improvement with a pain rating of 0.67. The remaining 76 percent of patients continued their heel pain maintenance treatment(s)and had a 79.9 percent improvement with an average pain score of 2.07.
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“The Human Foot is a Masterpiece of
Engineering and a Work of Art”
Leonardo da Vinci