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Shockwave Therapy

ReBalance Physiotherapy is the first clinic in Dublin 2 to offer Shockwave Therapy. Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy is a new, high tech, treatment which has been shown to be highly effective in treating chronic bursitis, tendonopathies and muscular injuries.

Condition Suitable for Shockwave Therapy

Plantarfascitis

Hip Bursitis

Achille Tendinopathy

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Runners Knee

Tennis Elbow

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

Shockwave Therapy works by delivering mechanical waves of compressed air to the injured tissues, this acoustic energy results in:

Shockwave Therapy prevents pain signal from reaching the brain.

Shockwave Therapy causes an inflammatory response in the injured tissues.

The body responds by increasing metabolic activity and blood flow around the site of injury - stimulating the body’s healing response.

Shockwave Therapy breaks down scar tissue and calcified bodies with in the muscles or tendons.

How Effective is Shockwave Therapy?

Clinical research has shown that there is a 70-85% chance that Shockwave Therapy will improve the injuries listed in the above conditions. Shockwave Therapy is a safe non-invasive form of treatment. Large clinical trials have demonstrated shockwave's effectiveness with little to no side effects or complications to this treatment.

Our shockwave therapy requires very specific protocols in regard to the shockwave components, the number of sessions and the exercises that you can carry out while undergoing treatment. These are all dependent on your injury and its history. Due to this, during your initial assessment we will lay out a specific treatment plan, detailing what exercises you can do at what stages and how you need to modify your existing daily activities. From there we will show you the steps to return you to full fitness.

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