Looking for Shockwave Therapy in Arana Hills?
Shockwave therapy is used in the treatment of tendon and plantar fascia related issues. Its role is to stimulate the growth and repair of tendons, reduce pain, and improve the strength of the tissue being treated. It is also effective in treatment of calcification in the tendon by breaking down the calcium deposits.
Shockwave therapy is a progressive treatment option used to help with persistent tendon type conditions.
Arana Hills Physiotherapy is one of the few physiotherapy clinics offering comprehensive shock wave therapy treatments. We have seen success using shock wave in a number tendon related conditions;
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinosis and Tendinopathy
- Tennis elbow
- Calcific tendinopathies of the shoulder and hip
- Gluteal tendinopathy
By combining shockwave therapy with physiotherapy and exercise programs we often get people out of pain and active a lot quicker. More importantly we can keep them there too.
In most cases we recommend that we see you for around 6 sessions over a 6- 12 week period depending on your response. Many patients get pain reduction after the first 4 weekly sessions and after that we space the remaining 2 over a 4 – 6 week period.
Clinics often charge a surcharge on their treatments for treatment protocols including shockwave; Arana Hills Physiotherapy’s shockwave therapy is considered part of your overall treatment plan and not separate to it. We charge no extra for a session with our shockwave machine than standard physiotherapy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a couple of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for please contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any further questions.
No, physiotherapists are first contact practitioners so you may book in without a referral from your GP.
Yes, we offer HICAPS on the spot claiming and EFTPOS facilities. HICAPS supports most health insurance funds for more information.
To claim on the spot health rebates, you must present your health insurance card at the time of payment. Alternatively, an invoice can be issued to allow for self-claiming through your private health provider. We also use Medipass which integrates with HICAPS to provide seamless claiming if you forget your health insurance card.
We like our initial physiotherapy appointments ideally to be 45 minutes long and subsequent follow up appointments are 30 minutes.
Headache and running assessments are 60mins long.
Gym based rehab appointments last up to 60 minutes.
Longer appointments are available if arranged with your physiotherapist prior to your consult.
Please bring any referrals/paperwork (relevant for Workcover Qld , Extended Primary Care Management plans, DVA or MVA claims). If you have any relevant scans such as X-Rays, Ultrasounds or MRI’s related to your condition that can be helpful.