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Shockwave Therapy


Shockwave Therapy Perth

Shockwave therapy in it's original form has been used in a healthcare setting since the 1980's. Since this period it has gone forward in leaps and bounds in the modern medical scene. Many Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Sports Medicine Doctors have found numerous therapeutic uses. 

Generally speaking Shockwave Therapy has been found to be an effective intervention for tendon injuries. Initially patients tend to notice pain relief, however it has been noted that it can be successful and effective for promoting tendon repair.


In a therapeutic setting there are two types of Shockwave used. These are Focussed Shockwave Therapy, and Radial Pressure Wave Shockwave Therapy. At Harrisdale Chiropractic our Perth Chiropractors utilise Radial Pressure Wave Shockwave Therapy to treat your diagnosed condition. Patients do not require a referral to receive Shockwave, you can simply make an appointment with our experienced Perth Chiropractors. 


What conditions does Shockwave Therapy help?


The research for the utilisation of Shockwave Therapy for multiple Musculoskeletal conditions is ever growing. However some of the well established conditions that Shockwave Therapy can assist in treating include:

  • Plantar Fasciitis / Foot Pain

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Golfers Elbow

  • Gluteal Tendinopathy

  • Jumpers Knee / Patella Tendonitis 

  • Calcific Tendinopathy

  • Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Shin Splits

  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

It also important to note there is a constant stream of experimental research being released in regards to Shockwave Therapy. Some conditions that appear to be having potentially favourable outcomes from Shockwave Therapy include Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) and Arthritis of the Knee. 

How does Shockwave Therapy work?

A shockwave is an acoustic wave that carries high energy. The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of applicator, and further in to the target tissue. This mechanism aims to stimulate metabolic activity, and 'kickstart' the bodies natural healing response. Areas that are not well vascularised (have decreased blood flow) generally will respond well to this kind of treatment. 

Our Approach to treatment

Just like every other treatment at Harrisdale Chiropractic, Shockwave Therapy sessions will generally involve multiple modalities. When you have Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis for example, it is common for Chiropractors to include soft tissue in the region, as well as joint manipulation of the foot. Utilising this approach allows to address not only the cause of your pain, but also any areas contributing to your discomfort. 

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