What is shockwave therapy?
By its recent popularity, Shockwave therapy or extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is an innovative, cost-effective, evidence-based treatment for tendon pain (often known as tendinitis or tendinopathy) and other conditions throughout the body. Extracorporeal means outside of the body.
The main benefits of shockwave are pain relief and restoration of function. Shockwave therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment modality for a range of common tendon complaints including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy and tennis elbow.
Shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive treatment with convincing evidence for its effectiveness from a large body of research and clinical trials.
What is laser therapy?
Laser therapy is a “laser” type of light applied to the skin where there is an injury present to generate tissue healing, and reduce pain and inflammation. The acronym for LASER is
Light Amplication by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
Laser therapy therefore, is particularly helpful in treating more acute (recently flared up) plantar fascial issues. The treatment is safe and painless for the patient, and often provides feelings of relief quickly.
What is joint manipulation?
Over the past few years there has been a increased presence of the poping or the hearing of the cracking sound often heard on social media videos. Please be aware that the important part of this experience felt by a patient is that is applied by a proffesional health care practioner such as chiropractor, osteopath or physical therapist and should not be at all performed with professional training.
The modality of this form of manual therapy is by applying a swift thrust aka, HVLA (high velocity low amplitude) thrust or even known as SMT (spinal manipulative technique) to the affected level of the spinal joint as per the patients clinical assessment for relieving discomfort, providing patients with a better range of motion (ROM) and improving their quality of life.