EMS SWISS DOLORCLAST
OrthoRegen Australia utilizes only the best products to provide its therapies. The Swiss Dolorclast has been used since 1997 and became the new standard for extracorporeal shockwave therapy. Over the years, a growing number of Orthopaedic indications were successfully treated with this therapy. With over 6000 machines in use worldwide, it is the world market leader.
WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE OF SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?
Documented international results show an overall result success rate of 77% in chronic conditions that have not been cured with other kinds of treatments. Shockwave therapy has been shown to relieve pain in more than 80% of patients in just 3-4 treatments. It has been shown to have a 94% success rate in pain relief after 12 weeks in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. The current evidence shows that shockwave therapy produces better results than cortisone injections, and in turn provides a safe and low side effect treatment by promoting your body’s own healing potential. Shockwave therapy is a regenerative treatment, whereas cortisone causes degeneration of tissues over time.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?
Shockwave Therapy is applied without medication. The treatment stimulates and effectively supports the body’s self-healing mechanisms. It is usual to experience immediate pain relief following the treatment and hence improved movement. Reported side effects are minimal, however there may be some discomfort during treatment, skin reddening, and possible bruising.
IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY SAFE?
As with all treatments, yes.
Cortisone injections are not to be administered within the last 11 weeks prior to shockwave therapy treatment
Sometimes there may be some bruising and haemorrhaging tendencies and coagulation system disturbances. As such if you are on warfarin or other anti-coagulant therapies please notify your doctor
If you have a cardiac pacemaker please notify your doctor at your initial as this therapy may interfere
Acute inflammation in the treatment area
If you have been diagnosed with cancer you should notify your doctor, as the treatment may not be appropriate
If you are pregnant please notify your doctor, as treatment should not be administered.
Shockwave therapy should not be used in children with actively growing bone
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED WITH SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
Patella Tendinopathy and Tears
Hamstring Tendinopathy and Tears
Rotator Cuff disorders
Delayed Bone Healing
Chronic Bone Disorders including Osteitis Pubis and Stress Fractures