Step Up Podiatry are very excited to announce that we are able to provide shockwave therapy for many foot problems that may not respond to other conservative treatments. Our senior podiatrist has used shockwave therapy for over 5 years overseas and saw such good results we have decided to bring shockwave therapy to our clinic.
Shockwave therapy is a great treatment for conditions like
Heel Pain (Plantar Fascitis)
Healing Chronic Wounds
Before your shockwave therapy treatment our podiatrist must have an initial consultation to ensure that shockwave therapy is right for you. This will include a full foot and leg assessment, and will require an in-depth medical history. If shockwave therapy is right for you, our podiatrist will book you in for your treatment session.
What is involved?
Your podiatrist will mark the affected area with a marker, and ultrasound gel is applied. A hand piece delivers a prescribed amount of wave impulses to the affected area. The feeling of shockwave theray is often described as "uncomfortable" but tolerable. If it is too painful the wave impulses can be decreased, but they will be less effective.The actual delivery of the shockwave normally only lasts 5 minutes. Some patients feel immediate pain relief, but shockwave usually takes approximately 3 months for the full effect to take place. Most patients require 3 sessions of shockwave therapy with 1-2 weeks between treatment times.
Please note that ACC do not cover shockwave therapy for injuries, and a surcharge will be applicable. Please call us for the charges, as they vary depending on location.