Shockwave Therapy

How can Shockwave Therapy help you?

Shockwave therapy is a relatively new technology used in podiatry to treat chronic pain. Shockwave treatment can be up to 80% effective in reducing chronic pain and related symptoms. It has been well utilised in sports medicine for over 10 years, and has been the centre of many clinical studies.

Conditions regularly treated with shockwave therapy include:

What does Shockwave Therapy do?

Shockwave therapy is the application of high energy Shock waves through the skin to:

Accelerate the healing process
Reduce pain
Promote tissue repair
Sole Podiatry Shockwave Therapy

Treatment usually lasts just a few minutes and reduced pain is usually described straight after treatment (short term effect), and throughout the following days, improvement in pain is noted (long term effect).

Shockwave therapy has no negative side effects and is a non-invasive treatment. Shockwave is not advised if: you are pregnant, on blood thinning medication, have had a recent Corticosteroid injection (within 6 weeks), on growth plates (Sever’s disease)

Shockwave therapy is an additional $59 on top of your consultation rates. (This may be claimable through your private health insurance)

Sole Podiatry's Shockwave Therapy Machine

FAQ’s

What can I expect at an appointment?
Do I need a referral?
Do you bulk bill?
How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?
What is your cancellation policy?
What can I expect at an appointment?

Your consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly. We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation.

Do I need a referral?

There is no requirement to supply a referral from your doctor to see a Podiatrist.

With that said, if you have been referred, please bring a copy of the referral letter.

Do you bulk bill?

We bulk bill pension card holders with a valid EPC referral (Chronic disease management plan) from their GP. For non-pension card holder with this type of referral, our consult fees apply, and you can claim a rebate from Medicare (there is a small gap fee)

How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?

The frequency and number of visitations will depend on the nature of the condition you are being treated for. The treatment and rehabilitation of conditions will vary widely however after an initial consultation your podiatrist will be able to provide a recovery framework for you.

What is your cancellation policy?

We appreciate 24 hours notice for cancellations when possible. However we know the unexpected can often happen, so a courtesy phone call if you are going to miss an appointment is always appreciated.

An appointment which is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, may incur a fee of 50% of the consult rate.

If you miss an appointment, without giving notice, then the full rate of the appointment may be charged.

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