Getting along with life without tendon or heel pain

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS are often asked to help clients who suffer pain in different areas of the body that affect day-to-day life.

Difficulty walking, getting out of bed in the morning with sore heels, trouble sleeping on a painful hip or sore shoulder – these are some examples of chronic problems that Back in Motion Hobart on Murray solve using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Shockwave).

Shockwave uses pulses to stimulate tendons that are not healing.

Research has shown it to immediately relieve pain and help jumpstart the body’s natural healing response.

It is non-invasive and an increasingly popular alternative to steroid injections or even surgery.

Back in Motion Hobart on Murray director Peter Eckhardt said his therapists had seen pleasing results with in-clinic trials

“This has confirmed what more than a decade of research has shown around the globe,” he said.

“Pain relief occurs through hyperstimulation and almost immediately, inflammation is reduced and nerves show a reduced sensitivity.”

A recently found benefit of Shockwave has been the increased production of “lubricin” in the tissues.

This naturally occurring substance allows for less friction between different tissues in the area.

Research has shown Shockwave to boost collagen and blood cell production and clinical studies have also proven its ability to reduce calcification in shoulder tendons.

Mr Eckhardt said the bottom line was reduced pain, improved movement and better sleep.

He said clinicians at Back in Motion used the Swiss Dolorclast device, which 75 per cent of global shockwave clinical studies used.

“This gives us extra confidence in the results we can provide,” he said.

Back in Motion therapists are offering a thorough 20-minute initial assessment, with the opportunity to discuss possible courses of treatment.

“We’re here to understand what you would like to physically do so we can help get you there,” Mr Eckhardt said.

“If Shockwave could be of benefit to you, we’ll recommend it.

“At Back in Motion, together we aim for your optimal health, your way.”

For a free initial assessment, phone Back in Motion Hobart on Murray on 6231 3939 or book online at www.backinmotion.com.au/hobart-on-murray/shockwave-therapy.

Caption: Back in Motion physiotherapist Hamish Anderson using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy.