We have range of products to complement our holistic health care. Some of our products are listed below. Please ask your osteopath or at reception for more details.
Swiss Dolorclast radial shockwave therapy
Swiss Dolorclast is used as an adjunct to your osteopathy treatment for the treatment of pain for chronic soft tissue conditions including tennis/golfers elbow, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, patellar tendinopathy, shin splints and tendinopathy of the rotator cuff with or without calcification, iliotibial band friction syndrome and more.
This form of treatment was developed from other medical indications and is widely used in Europe and North America for treatment of the above soft tissue conditions. There are numerous published scientific studies, which you are free to examine, the majority of which demonstrate positive outcomes. Most importantly, it has been demonstrated as a safe treatment option.
Radial shockwaves are high-energy sound waves transmitted from a probe held against and passing through the skin and spreading outwards into the underlying tissues. This is believed to induce increased blood flow and metabolic activity around the site of pain accelerating the healing process. At the very least it effectively reduces pain from this area.
About the treatment:
After a simple examination of the affected area, shockwaves are applied via a hand piece or applicator held against the skin. The initial phase of treatment may cause some deep pain however this indicates correct targeting of the problem area. This is usually followed by numbness or heaviness in the area and the latter phase of the treatment feels less or no pain.
The treatment sessions are approximately 10 minutes during which you will receive 2000 pulses. Many patients get pain relief immediately after the first treatment. Depending on the condition and your response you may require from three to five treatments, although three is usually sufficient.
After the treatment:
You may feel some soreness, which may intensify on the night of treatment. Simple analgesia and icing may be required to control this pain. There may also be some minor bruising in the treatment area. You should rest from aggravating activities for 2-3 days after treatment, as your doctor will discuss.
- Post-treatment pain as above.
- Local bruising – uncommon and minor.
Tendon rupture has not been reported following radial shockwave therapy, unlike cortisone injection and surgery.
Please inform your doctor if you have a one of the following contra-indications as this form of treatment may not be appropriate for you –
- Bleeding and blood coagulation disorders and associated medication consumption.
- Skin wound or acute inflammation in treatment area
- Tumour or lung in treatment area
Obviously, the human body is a complex structure and like many things in medicine, we can provide no guarantees of effectiveness of treatment. We can only keep up-to-date with the latest quality scientific research and make this available to you to make your decision. If you have any questions please feel free to discuss these with your osteopath.
Complete Sleeperrr pillow – The luxurious cervical neck support pillow features removable foam inserts, giving you as many as 12 adjustment options so you can create the pillow to suit your comfort needs.
Naturelle Latex Pillow – Gently Contoured. Designed for all sleeping positions and physiques, the all-natural, high-quality Naturelle latex pillow conforms to the shape of your head and neck to provide continuous support throughout the night.
Move Active non-slip socks for pilates, barre and yoga. www.moveactive.com.au
Foam rollers (30cm and 90cm)
Foam rollers enable a range of exercises designed to enhance your strength, balance and core flexibility. They can help massage deeply into larger muscle groups and mobilise your back. Speak to us at your next appointment about whether you would benefit from a foam roller.
The Fit Ball can be used for all ages and fitness levels. It improves endurance, strength and mobility by providing exercises for better posture, balance, body awareness and coordination. The Fit Ball is made in burst resistant quality for fitness, aerobics and gymnastics. It is supplied with a brochure including instructions and exercises. For more details on the best exercises for you, please speak to your osteopath.
Spiky massage balls are for massage, relaxation exercises and reflexology. They stimulate muscle reflexes to ease tension and provide body relaxation. Apply in circular motions for a firm massage and to improve circulation.
FisiocremSOLUGEL is the ideal natural solution for soft tissue trauma such as bumps, bruises and common muscular aches and pains that result from sport injuries or everyday life.
An all natural alternative to relieve aches and pains. Our heat bags can be used on many areas of the body including full muscle relief along the calves, hamstrings, arms and the back of the neck where its length really comes to the fore.