Shockwave Therapy

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy can be very helpful in treating stubborn heel pain, achilles tendon injuries, and other chronic injuries of the foot and ankle. It works by helping the breakdown of the scar tissue and promoting blood circulation.

At Leading Edge Podiatry (formerly Complete Podiatry Blackwood), we pride ourselves on providing the newest, most advanced treatment to our clients. This is why we have invested in ESWT – Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy. 

What is ESWT?

ESWT is a modern, highly effective therapy where high-energy sound waves are introduced into painful area of the body. 

Numerous published scientific have confirmed shockwave treatment as an effective treatment with positive outcomes. The treatment is believed to increase blood flow and metabolic activity around the site of pain, accelerating the healing process. It helps breakdown unhealthy scare tissue. 

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ESWT is an excellent, non-invasive, treatment, with very few potential side effects, for conditions that normally are very difficult to treat. 

A set of 3 treatments spaced 1 week apart initially. Recommended with another 2-3 treatments potentially required depending on the conditions being treated.

Side Effects

Side effects, if any usually appear within 2 days of treatment having been performed. They usually disappear after 3 – 5 days. The most common side effects may include reddening, swelling, pain, worsening conditions, hematoma, and red spots. You should inform your podiatrist of any side affects you feel have resulted from your treatment. 

Is shockwave for you?

Shockwave can be used by most people. If you suffer from a bleeding abnormality, take blood thinning medication, are pregnant or have a joint replacement or bone crews/plates in the area to be treated. You will need to discuss other options with your podiatrist. 

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you with Shockwave Therapy, please feel free to contact us on 08 7120 6063 or Book Online through our website. We look forward to seeing you at Leading Edge Podiatry (formerly Complete Podiatry Blackwood)!!

FAQ's

You don't usually need a referral from a doctor to see a podiatrist. However, DVA/NDIS, Workcover& Medicare Chronic Disease Programme patients will need documentation before their initial appointment.

NDIS patients who are on a managed plan we will need to know your Plan Manager's contact details and approval for assessment.

Workcover patients we will require case manager details and approval details for assessment.

Medicare Chronic Disease Patients (e.g. Diabetes, Heart Disease), we will require an EPC referral form.

DVA patients will need a DVA patient referral. D904 form from your GP.

Please call us on 7120 6063 for further information.

Health Insurance: Podiatry comes under “Extras cover”. Private health insurance can vary from one health fund to the next. Before booking your appointment it’s always good to check your health fund policy to determine how much cover you will receive from your private health insurer. Leading Edge Podiatry is a Bupa Members First provider.

Medicare: If you have a chronic medical condition, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate to cover some of podiatry services under a Chronic disease management plan. Common chronic conditions include: Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood pressure & Heart Disease. Please note: Medicare appointments are NOT bulk billed.

NDIS: Patients that are on a managed plan we will need your NDIS number and details of your case manager and account details. For plan managed we prepare a Service Agreement and can invoice the plan manager.

DVA: You may be able to receive podiatry services if you have a Veteran Gold or are approved for specified foot conditions as DVA White Card.

We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment. If you are unable to make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time. Please call us on 7120 6063 or email: admin@leadingedgepodiatry.com.au
Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged a consultation fee.

Your private health fund card (if applicable). Any relevant medical records, test results, x-rays, MRI scans, or ultrasounds. A list of your current medications (if you have not filled in the new patient form before arrival). Any previous orthotics or insoles and a couple of pairs of shoes if you are suffering from foot pain.

Podiatrists are experts in foot and ankle health. They are healthcare professionals who can diagnose and treat problems relating to your feet and lower limbs. They can also work with you to relieve pain, correct deformities, sporting injuries, help prevent foot conditions from occurring, as well as keep you active and mobile throughout your life.

Podiatrists play a key role in the early detection and treatment of foot problems in people with diabetes. Neuropathy (nerve damage), arthropathy (joint damage), vasculopathy (blood vessel damage), and other complications, most of which can be avoided or delayed with annual foot exams and treatment.

Yes, our podiatrist Jason Kuang is endorsed for schedule medicines. He can prescribe medicines for common foot ailments e.g.: antibiotics, antifungal, gout medications.

We do treat children of all ages, if your child is experiencing pain in their ankles or feet, it's a sign that you need to see a podiatrist. Pain isn't a normal sign of growth and it should be professionally assessed, diagnosed, and treated where necessary. Our podiatrists are very experienced in helping young children with feet issues.

At Leading Edge Podiatry, we have a limited footwear selection, including brands like Archies thongs and slides, Revere sandals.

 

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