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Intelect RPW Shockwave Therapy
Action Physio Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain. Shockwave Therapy is a highly effective treatment which is now available at Action Physio!

Mechanism of Action Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. Shockwaves are characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity. The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue.

Jumper's Knee -Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome -Hip Pain.
Plantar Fasciitis - Heel Spur -Calcifications
Tennis Elbow -Chronic Tendinopathy - Insertional Pain
Will Shockwave therapy help me? Most patients with chronic pain problems have been through various unsuccessful types of treatments. Up to 80% of the same patients worldwide report that Shockwave therapy has helped them eliminate their problem.

Does the treatment hurt? There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area. However, since the treatment lasts only about five minutes, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session.

How many treatments will I need? The number of treatments varies depending on the indication and tissue response. The effect of the treatment is cumulative, so you will typically need more than one (3 to 5) treatment. Very often though, you will experience relief right after the first treatment.
Will I feel any pain after the treatment? Most patients will experience an immediate pain relief following the treatment. However, within 2 to 4 hours after the treatment, they may experience some soreness in the treated area. This soreness has been reported as tolerable and not limiting.
Are there any restrictions after the treatment? It is recommended that patients refrain from physical activity, especially one that would involve the treated region, for about 48 hours following each treatment session.
How ESWT works?
The shockwave is delivered to the tissue via a compressed air impulse exerted by the hand piece
The shockwave radiates out, extending to the entire area where pain occurs.

No surgery or other therapy is required and treatment can usually start straight away


There are many scientific research studies showing the benefits of Shockwave Therapy on tendon pain.
Will I be in pain after treatment?
Radial Shockwave Treatment initiates a pro-flammatory condition in the tissue that is being treated.
If necessary you may use ordinary prescription-free pain killers.Do not use ice on the treated area as both will interfere with the body's self healing abilities.
Even if you have no pain we strongly recommend that you refrain from intensive activities that stress the treated area for the next 48 hours after each treatment.If you have any queries or concerns please contact us +353(0)906494903
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