Shockwave Therapy

Treat chronic conditions with Shockwave Therapy at Pro Feet Podiatry in & around Melbourne

Shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a progressive treatment option used to help with chronic conditions which affect all parts of the body. Shock wave therapy helps to stimulate the body’s natural healing factors to the painful affected area.

Radial shockwaves are high-energy acoustic waves passed on from a handpiece held against the skin and dissipated outwards into the underlying tissues.

It is used in podiatry to treat a number of conditions; Plantar Fasciosis, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinosis, Achilles Tendinitis, Shin Pain, Morton’s Neuroma, Metatarsalgia, and more.

There are two main actions of shock wave therapy:

Increasing blood flow to the area to enhance healing

The depletion of substance P, which is responsible for pain.

The treatment sessions are up to 10 minutes in length, in which you can be given up to 3000 pulses during each treatment.

Many patients get pain reduction after the initial one to two sessions although most people require 4-6 sessions over a 1-2 month period for pain relief and to get back to their normal activity.

We are proud that there are no additional costs for shock wave therapy.

FAQ's

What is involved in an initial appointment?
What should I bring?
Do I need a referral?
Do you accept all health funds?
Is there a cancellation policy?
What is involved in an initial appointment?

Your podiatry appointment with consist of:
Listening – We listen to understand you, what activities you enjoy, how you problem presented and how it affects you.
Accurate diagnosis – We may need to refer you for diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-Ray, ultrasound or pathology.
Assessing & addressing the causative factors – We settle your pain & address the reason why it presented.
This allows us to develop a personalised management plan, where we can determine your goals diagnosis, timeframe & management.
We are here to help guide you along the way!

What should I bring?

Footwear – Runners, work, casual, everyday shoes. They all help us, help you.
Orthotic devices – If have or have previously worn orthosis please bring them to the appointment.
Previous Results – If you have had imaging/results, please bring them with youl.
Referral – A referral is not required to see a podiatrist. Though if you have one, please bring it along.
Clothing – We will be getting you do some walking/running as part of your assessment. Dress appropriately if possible.
Medicare card, Insurance card – Where applicable, we can process your rebates at the clinic.

Do I need a referral?

For private podiatry clients. no referral is required so you can book in straight away. If you have a workcover injury, DVA, Medicare EPC or 3rd party insurance claim then a referral is required.

Do you accept all health funds?

We have HICAPS facilities at all our clinic locations, this allows  us to be able to claim all private health insurances on the spot. Please remember to bring your card with you.

Is there a cancellation policy?

We understand that life gets hectic and doesn’t always go to plan! Our therapists are in demand though so if you are unable to make your appointment then someone else misses out too. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please inform us at least 6  hours prior as per our late notice fee policy.

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