Pro Medical SA is a group of Medical Practices in Adelaide that offers state of the art facilities with the aim of delivering the highest level of patient care. Our Adelaide General Practitioners have a focus on Family Medicine encompassing all age groups.

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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.

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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Kidman Park

Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.

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Kidman Park

Shock Wave Therapy in Adelaide at Pro Physio SA

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ECSWT) applies a high-intensity sound wave that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as neovascularisation ingrowth, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up.

What conditions are suitable for Shock Wave Therapy?

ECSWT is most beneficial for chronic and calcific tendinopathies such as any of the following:

  • Plantarfasciitis (70% of cases studied reported a significant, on-going reduction in symptoms; Norris, Eickmeier and Werber, 2005)
  • Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow  (60% of cases studied reported complete resolution of symptoms and 30% a significant, on-going reduction in symptoms; Wang and Chen, 2002)
  • Patella Tendinopathy / Hamstring and Achilles Insertional Enthesiitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathies and Calcific Tendinitis (complete resolution of calcification has been detected in over 85% of cases, Cacchio et al, 2006)

 

What costs are involved?

ECSWT has traditionally been available in Adelaide at some exclusive Radiology Clinics and generally at a cost of $100 per application. Applications generally need to be applied 4 times at weekly intervals, thereby resulting in a costly treatment. At Pro Physio SA, we are happy to offer the service as part of our standard consultation fee for private patients and we will continue to bulk-bill patients that have an eligible EPC referral. We believe that the benefit of having ECSWT performed by a physiotherapist is that we can administer an appropriate eccentric exercise regime as well as other treatment parameters that are still considered paramount for the treatment of all tendinopathies.

Arrange an appointment to discuss the benefits of Shockwave Therapy with one of our Physiotherapists at our Kidman Park, Norwood or Hope Valley practice by clicking here.

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