So, What Is Shockwave Therapy?
We are proud to have our very own EMS Dolorclast Radial Shockwave Therapy machines in our Rhodes clinic.
The Swiss DolorClast® Shockwave Therapy Machine uses single acoustic pressure waves, called shock waves, to treat musculoskeletal pathologies. By delivering a mechanical stress to injured tissues.
Shock Waves enable:
The Swiss DolorClast Method® is the most well-researched shock wave therapy. A combination of unique technologies, clinically proven protocols and education ensure significant improvement in given musculoskeletal indications.
It is an effective and non-invasive method for the treatment of localized musculoskeletal pathologies.
You can book your physiotherapy appointment online with us here. We now also offer online Physiotherapy Telehealth consultations.
In addition to the above conditions, Dolorclast Shockwave Therapy can also effectively treat the following problems:
Typical treatment plans involve 3-5 visits, conducted once per week. Most patients experience pain reduction after the first or second visit!
RELEASES MORE SUBSTANCE P
One of the messenger substances is substance P, a pain mediator and growth factor. On the one hand, the release of substance P by shockwaves has an analgesic effect. On the other, it dilates the blood vessels, stimulates blood circulation and contributes to the formation of new bone tissue. NO (nitric oxide) also has a vasodilatory effect and plays an important role in angiogenesis. In short, when applied to a painful region, shockwaves produce an analgesic effect, increase blood circulation and facilitate the repair process.
INHIBITS THE COX II ENZYME
By inhibiting inflammatory mediators such as COX II, shockwaves produce an anti-inflammatory effect. This weakens any inflammatory process.
ACTIVATES CELLULAR DEFENSES
By contributing to the release of free radicals, shockwaves help strengthen the body’s endogenous cellular defence mechanisms to protect it from disease.
HYPERSTIMULATES NERVE FIBRES
Scientific studies also show that shockwaves act in another way. Over stimulating the nerve fibers, blocks an increase in pain stimuli and therefore intensifies the analgesic effect (Gate Control Theory).
Lucy is a passionate physiotherapist who graduated from Charles Sturt University Albury-Wodonga. Lucy studied ballet from age 11 and has danced both in Australia and in the UK. Lucy has enjoyed a variety of clinical settings, both public and private, encompassing cardiorespiratory, orthopaedics, vestibular/neurological physiotherapy, general musculoskeletal injuries and women’s health, where she found a keen interest in furthering her clinical skills.
With a 10 year background of full time ballet training, Lucy has gained an in-depth understanding of the demands sport puts on the body and what it takes to become a successful dancer and athlete. Lucy also has a strong interest in sporting injuries and worked as the Head Sports Trainer with an O&M league AFL team in Albury for 2 seasons. Lucy believes that the key to effective rehabilitation and future injury prevention is to empower patients to take control of their own health.
Having recently moved to Sydney, Lucy is on the hunt for the best hiking locations! In her spare time, you can find her at the gym, exploring Sydney with friends or getting stuck in a good book.
Sabina has completed a Bachelor of Health Science/Mastering in Podiatric Medicine at University of Western Sydney. She has experienced working in different treatment settings including private practice, hospitals and mobile care. One experience in which takes forefront in her experiences is working in Ireland at Merlin Park Hospital.
She incorporates evidence based treatment plans in all scopes of podiatry including the general and chronic foot, injuries and pain, nail surgery, biomechanics and paediatrics. Outside of the clinic environment Sabina enjoys running, playing netball and playing the violin.
From early childhood, Louis was exposed to Chiropractic due to his scoliosis and constant back pain. Being only 10 years of age, he was unable to participate in social and sports activities in fear of being in pain. Upon seeing the benefits of Chiropractic for his back, Louis focused his life on helping others achieving a pain free and healthy lifestyle.
Louis graduated with a Bachelor and Masters of Chiropractic Science from Macquarie University. After practicing in the best clinics in Sydney, he is now the founder of Dynamic Spine Clinic. He is a very passionate and motivated practitioner that makes your problems his own.
Louis has a extensive knowledge in posture and back related injuries. He combines his treatment with soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, rehabilitation and lifestyle advice. His treatments are individualized to suit each patient in order to achieve the best outcome possible.
Louis has a passion for soccer, tennis and rugby. He also earned local, regional and state level competition titles as a squad swimmer.
His goal is to inspire, educate and encourage his patients to reach a happy and enjoyable lifestyle. He believes that Chiropractic care is an essential tool to maintain wellness, improve posture, eliminate pain and stress.
Sarah is a passionate physiotherapist who graduated with distinction from Charles Sturt University, Orange, NSW. Sarah has worked within the public health system and has experience in orthopaedic, fracture clinic, medical, respiratory, musculoskeletal, rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, emergency department, intensive care and women’s health physiotherapy.
Sarah has an interest in all areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is always looking for opportunities to expand her knowledge to grow as a clinician. Sarah is highly ambitious and applies herself in all areas of work and life. She is driven by her desire to become a go-to physiotherapist by providing the best evidenced-based care to all of her clients to achieve positive outcomes. Sarah enjoys staying active, being outdoors, and socialising. Sarah enjoys new experiences and is always willing to try new things. Sarah believes you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it and are willing to put in the effort.
Sarah has completed training in comprehensive assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor. This includes complete subjective and objective (including internal examinations) of pelvic floor problems, such as:
Sarah consults from our Rhodes clinic.
Wilson graduated from University of Sydney as a physiotherapist and he has always been keen on learning new things so that he can do what is best for patients. On top of ongoing professional development, he completed a Master in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from University of Melbourne to gain further knowledge.
Wilson has worked in various private practices in the past and managed a variety of clienteles, from acute musculoskeletal and sports injuries to pre/post-op rehabilitation, and from injury prevention to performance enhancement. He has also done a range of sports coverage as a physiotherapist, such as City2Surf and Sydney Half Marathon etc.
Wilson has done extensive training and obtained certifications in multiple techniques and areas, below are some examples but not limited to:
When Wilson is not working and not injured (if injured, rest and doing own rehab), he plays competitive table tennis. He is also a recreational road and trail runner.
Wilson can speak Cantonese and Mandarin.
Jay is a relaxed yet attentive and thorough physiotherapist whose passion lies in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has worked in private practices in North Sydney and Richmond, as well as doing sports coverage work over a variety of sports including Gridiron, Football (Soccer), Rugby Union, Rugby League, AFL and is currently the lead physiotherapist of the West Tigers SG Ball (Under 18) and Harold Matthews Squads (Under 15). He was recently part of the medical team working at the Goldcoast Commonwealth Games in April 2018.
Jay is currently completing postgraduate qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University as well as attending regular professional development courses. As a result, Jay is extremely knowledgeable and skilful with the ability to lead you to excellent results. He will find out why you cannot perform at your peak and develop a treatment plan that addresses your goals.
Jay also has had experience playing cricket, having played 1st grade cricket for the North-West Sydney Hurricanes in the Sydney Shires Competition and understands the frustration that “weekend warrior” athletes have with missing out on playing sports due to an injury.
He has completed advanced training in:
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