Shockwave Therapy

Francisco Rodriguez

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I have found PhysioActive to be a very professional and caring team. I came with a recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. After many years of unsuccessful treatments, I have improved greatly in a few weeks thanks to the shockwave treatment. I would definitely recommend visiting PhysioActive. Thank you very much!

Shockwave Therapy

PhysioActive is one of the few private physiotherapy practices in Singapore who offer this new, advanced technology known as Extracorporeal Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT).

This technology reduces or eliminates many (chronic) painful conditions such as shoulder- knee- or heel pain. Radial Shockwave Therapy is fast, safe, non-invasive and very effective treatment method. Clinical studies have proven a success rate of more than 70%, even in cases that have failed to respond to conventional approaches.

The beneficial effects of shock wave therapy treatment are often experienced after only 1 or 2 sessions in Singapore. The therapy eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving the quality of life.

What sets this treatment apart from traditional treatments is that it treats the musculoskeletal pathology instead of just offering symptomatic relief. If performed by qualified therapists extracorporeal shock wave therapy has virtually no risks or side effects.

See our Shock Wave FAQ for more detailed information or call us at 6235 2647 or 6466 8906 and ask for one of our Physiotherapists.

Conditions treated with RSWT

  • Shoulder pain, e.g. shoulder calcifications, tendonitis, frozen shoulder
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Patellar tendonitis (“jumper’s knee”)
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Shin pain / tibial stress syndrome
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Heel pain, plantar fasciitis
  • Chronic neck-, shoulder- and back pain
  • Muscle tension caused by painful muscular nodules (trigger points)
  • Knee osteoarthritis

Orchard Clinic

Situated near Gleneagles Hospital, this location provides parking in the basement and has the following features:

  • A well-equipped, modern gym with the latest cardio equipment, including treadmill and exercise bike
  • Five treatment rooms
  • Shockwave therapy, electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy available
  • Group therapy area
  • Functional rehabilitation exercise area

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East Coast Clinic

Placed conveniently at Eastgate East Coast Road and accessible from the ECP, this branch also has basement parking. Among the many features are:

  • A well-equipped, modern gym with the latest cardio and strength equipment
  • Three treatment rooms
  • Shockwave therapy, electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy available
  • Functional rehabilitation exercise area

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are shock waves?

Shock waves are audible high-energy sound waves that have been used since the 1980s for medical treatments, e.g. to disintegrate kidney stones.

Many years of studies have also confirmed that certain pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones – in other words, the root causes of your pain – can be eliminated systematically with this innovative therapy approach.

Is Shockwave therapy painful?

There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area. However, since the treatment lasts only about five minutes, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session.

What are the benefits of Shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy has a proven success rate that can be as effective or even more effective than other methods such as surgery or pharmaceuticals without the risks, complications or long recovery times. It is non-invasive and promotes recovery by accelerating the healing process.

Shockwave therapy stimulates our metabolism and improves blood circulation so that the damaged tissues can regenerate and fully heal.

Are there any side effects?

Shockwave therapy is a highly effective procedure to treat pain with minimal risks or side effects when performed by qualified therapists.

Many patients report complete pain relief or significant pain reduction after only 1 to 2 treatments.

However, some soreness may be felt in the treated area within 2 to 4 hours after the treatment. This soreness has been reported as tolerable and not limiting.

Is Shockwave therapy suitable for me?

Most people are good candidates for Shockwave therapy however patients who are pregnant, have a pacemaker or current cancer are not suitable for this treatment.

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