Medifoot Podiatry is proud to introduce the latest technology in evidence based practice on chronic pain management internationally. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT, has a proven 80% clinical efficiency in the treatment of painful and chronic soft tissue conditions such as plantar fasciitis.
Based on high energy radial soundwaves generated through the specifically designed probe, the unit delivers high energy shockwaves into the underlying tissues. This has shown through clinical research, free to examine on web databases, to increase vascular flow and improve healing. The resultant acute trauma caused also regulates neurotransmitter overactivity that is often believed to be a key component to chronic ligament and tendon pathologies.
Developed from technology used in the treatment of kidney stones, ESWT has been widely used in Europe and North America for the past 10 years. The application to soft tissue pathologies has been indicated in the assistance of pain management and to accelerate healing. The most common conditions in the lower limb treated with great success are:
Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain Syndrome
Patella-Femoral Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)
Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
Incorporated into our structured heel pain program ESWT provides a safe and effective pain management technique. Our goal at Medifoot Podiatry is to provide a structured and reliable pathway of treatment that services both short term pain management goals and long term relief from the condition.
Patients presenting for ESWT therapy often require 3 individual sessions approximately 3 days apart. They can be referred under EPC based referrals for this therapy, and also may be rebateable through the patient’s private health fund. Many patients feel pain relief immediately following the first treatment.
All Podiatry practitioners at Medifoot Podiatry have extensive training and accreditation for the use of ESWT; are highly skilled in the assessment and application for a range of pathologies. At Medifoot Podiatry we can assist with chronic pain management in the lower limb, and if any further information is required, please do not hesitate to contact us. Medifoot, the podiatrist Perth deserves.
If you are seeking a specialist podiatrist in Perth, then you have come to the right place. The professional, friendly specialists at Medifoot Podiatry care about getting you the treatment your feet need, and with our state-of-the-art technology, we can proudly say we are a step ahead of the rest. Book now for a consultation and treatment services!