SmartWave Therapy (SWT) and ENAR for Injury & Chronic Pain

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Shockwave Therapy (SWT) produces high-energy acoustic pulses to increases blood circulation effectively stimulating the body’s intrinsic repair mechanisms. The high-energy acoustic waves that are transmitted through the surface of the skin are spread radially (spherically) into the body and the body responds with increased metabolic activity around the area of the pain. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. In other words, Shockwave Therapy is all about activating the body’s self-healing abilities.

SWT is a fast and effective non-invasive method of eliminating or reducing many painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system.  Provided you are a candidate for this type of treatment, clinical studies suggest there is an 80% – 85% chance this technology will improve your condition. Clinical studies further confirm that 88% of patients treated for calcanial spurs and 95% of those treated for tennis elbow rated the results as “very good” or “good” only weeks after treatment. Numerous clinical trials have been published and are available by study online.

There are many conditions that can be treated by Shockwave including*:

  • TREATMENT OF TENDINOPATHIES
  • FROZEN SHOULDER
  • BACK & NECK PAIN
  • MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS
  • GENERAL BACK PAIN
  • ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY
  • BURSITIS
  • TENDONITIS
  • SCAR TISSUE
  • CALCIFIC ROTATOR CUFF TENDINITIS
  • TENNIS ELBOW/GOLFER’S ELBOW
  • PATELLAR TENDONITIS
  • PLANTAR FASCIITIS & HEEL SPUR
  • SHIN SPLINTS …and much more!

*Please note Shockwave Therapy is excellent for generalised pain however when being treated for a specific condition, a diagnosis will be required from your doctor or physiotherapist.

Cost – $95 per session

 

ENAR THERAPY

The ENAR ® (Electro Neuro Adaptive Regulator) is an Australian Made hand-held therapeutic medical device (ARTG listing 147761). It is essentially a neuro-feedback stimulator that uses Interactive Transcutaneous-Electro-Neuro-Stimulation (TENS)  technology to prompt the body to respond to relieve pain and restore function. ENAR Therapy is safe, non-invasive, non-toxic, non-injurious and works directly and dynamically via its reflex stimulation capacity anywhere on the body. ENAR is the same technology as the SCENAR which is used by many physiotherapy clinics in Australia.

“The ENAR device stimulates and measures the “reflex-biofeedback” changes in the skin and interprets the changes in the skin (skin impedance). In ENAR therapy, skin changes are areas of difference called “asymmetry” or “key zones”. These areas are where normal homeostasis is not present, or at least not optimal and so treatment focuses on these locations. The signals from the ENAR when applied to the body prioritise and amplify communication from the sensory nerve endings of the peripheral nervous system (PNS). This input is processed in the brain, which initiates a response transmitting the new information through the central nervous system (CNS) to muscles and glands to coordinate and regulate responses. Slower acting chemical messengers, such as hormones and neuro-peptides are also stimulated which effect more long term changes in physiological activities and result In pain relief.”  Professor Arun Aggarwal   Rehabilitation & Pain Medicine

Based on university randomised control trials and post-market surveillance surveys plus hundreds more of individually reported cases we can say that quite usually ENAR Therapy relieves pain, and improves functionality, in a natural way, often with sustained results. ENAR can be used to treat a variety of painful conditions and in the randomised control trial was also seen to contribute in helping the body restore and maintain general health, including mental and emotional health. (SF36 Scores)

Cost – $60 per session