Frequently Ask Questions
WHY DO YOU CALL IT SHOCKWAVE PLUS+ THERAPY?
It’s Shock Wave ( ESWT) treatment + Manual Therapy combined.
WHAT DO I EXPECT ON A 1 HOUR SHOCKWAVE PLUS SESSION?
First, our skilled clinician palpates the area and pinpoints the lesion. Second, the clinician applies a gentle manual soft-tissue technique to loosen up and desensitize the spot. Third, the Shock wave is applied. The fourth step is to apply a gentle soft tissue manipulation to soothe the area. Fifth, we incorporate a little gentle stretching and therapeutic exercises.
HOW QUICKLY DO I SEE RESULTS?
For most acute pains within 3-4 sessions. However chronic pains may require more sessions depending on the clinician’s recommendations.
IS SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
You may experience some discomfort during the shockwave application depending on the patient’s tolerance levels and the condition of the area being treated. That is the reason we combined Shockwave treatment with manual therapy to smoothen the area being treated.
WILL I GET SORE AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Some patients may experience some discomfort in 2-4 hours after treatment. In some cases, it can last up to 48 hours. Very rarely, mild soreness can last up to 3 days.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
No. However, if you were provided with a professional’s referral or a scan summary, please bring it along when you attend your first physiotherapy session.
IS THE SESSION INSURANCE CLAIMABLE?
· United Healthcare
· Allianz Worldwide Care
· International SOS
· Globality Health
WHAT OTHER TREATMENT CAN I DO ASIDE FROM SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?
If you are unsuitable for shockwave therapy, other treatments options are available within the same treatment session at no extra charge.
· Soft tissue and Joint Mobilization
· Heat therapy
· Ultrasound therapy
WHAT ARE THE SHOCKWAVE THERAPY CONTRA INDICATIONS?
You should not pursue shockwave therapy if you have/are:
· Heart, circulatory or blood clotting disorder (e.g. thrombosis)
· You are taking oral anti-coagulants (e.g. Marcumar, Heparin, Coumadin)
· Cancer (Malignant tumor in the treatment area)
· Peripheral Nerve injury, Polyneuropathy in case of diabetes mellitus
· Infection or skin abrasion at the treatment site
· Pacemaker fitted
· Received a corticosteroid injection within the past 6 weeks (subject to doctor’s approval)
· Acute phase
· Bony prominent