Therapeutic ultrasound stimulates the tissue beneath the skin’s surface using sound waves. The heating and massaging effects of ultrasound increases blood flow in the treated area and helps reduce swelling and oedema. This leads to reduced pain and quicker healing times for soft tissue injuries.
Our podiatrists use therapeutic ultrasound to help treat injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints.
Laser therapy is the application of light (red and infrared) over injuries to create therapeutic effects. Laser therapy works on the cells by converting light into biochemical energy, which the cells then use to commence their own tissue repair. This biostimulating effect of laser therapy helps reduce pain, decrease inflammation and increase tissue repair.
In our podiatry practice laser therapy is used to help treat:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Arthritic joint pain
- Nerve entrapment
Laser therapy can also be used as an alternative to needles for acupuncture.
Paraffin wax foot treatment
A paraffin wax foot treatment is a therapeutic treatment whereby the foot is immersed into a pool of heated paraffin wax, creating a thermal effect. The paraffin wax and penetrating heat properties are used to help hydrate the skin, promote blood flow and reduce muscle and joint pain. This can help treat a number of foot conditions from dry and cracked heels, scar tissue, arthritis, bursitis, cold feet, chilblains and muscle spasms.
A paraffin wax foot treatment also makes a great beauty treatment or special gift for that special occasion. Following a paraffin wax treatment by our Melbourne podiatrists your feet will feel incredibly hydrated, soft, supple and amazing.
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