Other Services

SHOCKWAVE CLINIC – Available at the Lakes Studio

WHAT IS THE SHOCKWAVE CLINIC

We are adding to our service the latest FlashWave (electrohydraulic shockwave) treatment, to address chronic injury and performance solutions.

The Shockwave Clinic uses medical shockwaves (ESWT), for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.  It is effective for acute and chronic injuries including plantar fascia pain (plantar fasciitis), achilles tendon injury, knee pain, tennis and golfers elbow, and rotator cuff injuries.

HOW DOES IT WORK
The acoustic sound waves of ESWT triggers a bioactive cellular response that releases growth and healing factors, and improves blood supply, promoting enhanced and accelerated tissue regeneration and repair. Shockwaves are non-invasive and quick and easy to perform. It is effective for acute and chronic injuries including plantar fascia pain (plantar fasciitis), achilles tendon injury, knee pain, tennis and golfers and elbow, and rotator cuff injuries.

WHAT CONDITIONS DOES IT WORK FOR
ESWT has increased medical evidence to support its effectiveness across a wide range of pathologies and has been used in sports medicine worldwide for a number of years.

Research shows ESWT is:

  • as effective as 3 months of eccentric strengthening of the achilles tendon
  • is an effective treatment for hamstring tendon injuries
  • is better than eccentric strengthening and other more “traditional” rehabilitation techniques for insertional achilles tendonopathy.
  • It is an effective treatment for plantar fascia dysfunction and has been FDA approved for this condition
  • It is effective for treating trochanteric pain
  • Can be used to treat tennis and golfers elbow, and rotator cuff injuries.

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH SHOCKWAVE
To find out if Shockwave therapy may be appropriate for you, book in for a FREE consultation at the Lakes Studio



Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture refers to the insertion of fine, solid needles into any part of the body for pain relief, healing and general well being. It has been used by the Chinese people for over 3000 years.

In New Zealand the term “Acupuncture” is generally considered to be a broad umbrella term which encompasses different philosophies of needling.  You may hear Acupuncture being referred to as:

  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
  • Western or Medical Acupuncture
  • Dry Needling.

Physiotherapists in New Zealand may practice one or a mixture of these practices.

You may also find different methods of using acupuncture that may not even involve the insertion of a needle such as acupressure, laser, moxibustion and cupping. Sometimes electro acupuncture may be used where electrodes are connected to the acupuncture needles and an electrical impulse used.

When physiotherapists in New Zealand use Acupuncture the needles they use are disposable, single use, pre-sterilised needles of varying widths and lengths. A number of needles may be used at each treatment and these are typically left in position for up to 30 minutes before being removed depending on the response required. A needle is manipulated until a QI sensation is felt (a tingling or often warm heavy sensation that can spread away from the area of the needle).

Utilisation within the context of physiotherapy will include a diagnosis based on clinical reasoning as part of an overall management approach.



CHIROPRACTIC – AVAILABLE AT THE LAKES STUDIO