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Shockwave

Shockwave is a new technology available in Australia and we are excited to be the first clinic in Newcastle to offer this therapy. Shockwave therapy is the application of a high-energy sound pulse transmitted into the injured area to stimulate the body’s natural healing process.

This process has been shown to provide increased healing and pain relief in many chronic conditions including heel pain, shin splints and Achilles pain. Approximately 80% of all patients report a substantial improvement after the second treatment.
It is simple, safe and effective.

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is a series of injections containing glucose and anaesthetic that helps control the inflammation caused by some healing treatments. The result a reduction in pain and improved healing.

Prolotherapy has proven to be successful in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, Achilles tendonopathy, plantar fasciitis, neuromas and a whole host of ligament and tendon health problems.

Both of these treatments are now available at our practice. Ask us for more information.

Rehabilitation:

Much like physiotherapy, podiatric rehabilitation of the foot and lower limb is designed to strengthen and return you to your optimal level of both sport and general activity.

Rehabilitation of injuries requires care in structuring and designing specific programs that will suit both the patient and the injury. Some of the common injuries we prescribe rehabilitation programs for include ankle injuries, muscle strains and tears, knee pain/ injuries, instability and even low back pain in certain circumstances.

Programs may also include physical therapy and possibly shockwave therapy or prolotherapy. Physical therapy may involve massage, taping, joint mobilisations and exercises. 

It is most important that an accurate diagnosis is made prior to undertaking any rehabilitation program. This requires accurate and skilled assessment which will allow us to guide your treatment in the best possible manner. 


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