16 Mar Considering Shockwave Therapy? Please read this first!
The use of Shockwave therapy in Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic clinics is on the up, but be warned!
Very few clinics have the skill and expertise to use Diagnostic Ultrasound before using Shockwave Therapy.
Here, we tell you why at Worthing Physiotherapy & Osteopathy Clinic we use Diagnostic Ultrasound routinely before commencing with Shockwave therapy.
Diagnostic ultrasound is an important tool for assessing the nature and extent of a patient’s injury or condition before administering shockwave therapy. Here are some reasons why:
- Accurate Diagnosis: Ultrasound allows for a detailed view of the underlying tissue and helps to diagnose the root cause of the pain. This helps to determine whether shockwave therapy is an appropriate treatment option.
- Treatment Planning: By using ultrasound imaging, the therapist can determine the location and depth of the affected area, which can help to determine the appropriate dose and intensity of the shockwave therapy treatment.
- Risk Management: Ultrasound can help to identify any underlying conditions or contraindications, such as tumors or blood clots, that could make shockwave therapy unsafe or ineffective.
- Patient Comfort: By using ultrasound, the therapist can precisely target the affected area, which can reduce discomfort and pain during the treatment.
Overall, diagnostic ultrasound before shockwave therapy is essential for ensuring that the treatment is safe, effective, and tailored to the patient’s specific needs. It can also help to ensure that the patient receives the most appropriate and effective treatment for their condition.