Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

What is Shockwave Therapy? 

Non-surgical solutions to persistent problems

Shockwave Therapy is a treatment for tendon and soft tissue injuries. Whether your injury, pain or chronic condition has been caused by wear and tear of daily activities, exercise, pregnancy, ageing or accidents, musculoskeletal disorders and soft tissue injuries can be debilitating. 

 

“Shockwave Therapy offers two main advantages over surgical methods: fewer complications and a faster return to normal activity” FDA

 

Clinical Proven

Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven, recognised by top orthopaedic hospitals and used by high profile professional sports teams. It use is support by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence and is widely used across both NHS and private health providers.

 

What are shockwaves?

Shockwaves are high-energy, audible sound waves which are transmitted to the affected area to accelerate healing by increasing blood flow, putting cells into repair mode. Shockwave has an analgesic effect and stimulates repair and regeneration. Shockwaves break down injured tissue and calcifications.

 


Who is Shockwave Therapy suitable for?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a highly successful therapeutic option for people suffering from:

Includes but not limited to:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumpers Knee)
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splint)
  • Epicondylitis (Golfers or Tennis Elbow)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain
  • Back Pain

 

Is Shockwave safe?

Yes. It has National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approval, and it is suggested for a large number of conditions. Shockwave performed by qualified therapists with CE approved machines is largely risk free.


Is Shockwave Painful?

Shockwave may be uncomfortable to start with. However, the treatment is delivered with a low amount of energy at first which is increased as you get used to it. The treatment stimulates and effectively supports the body’s self-healing mechanisms and creates an analgesic effect. Many patients report immediate pain relief following shockwave therapy. If you experience pain after treatment, you may use ordinary non-prescription painkillers. Do not use anti-inflammatory medication or apply ice as this may interfere with the healing process.


What are the advantages of shockwave?

Shockwave therapy is recommended for patients who have already had previous conservative therapies that have provided little or no relief. Recent research has shown benefits in both new and old conditions. You may be able to have shockwave before trying other conservative measures.

Do I need to do anything else whilst I am having shockwave?

Alongside every shockwave program we deliver you will be provided with a comprehensive exercise program to ensure your results are long lasting. Rebuilding the strength, you have lost is vital when undergoing any type of rehabilitation

How many sessions are needed?

On average 3-6 sessions are required. This will be discussed following your assessment. These normal occur every 7 days.

 

How successful is Shockwave?

Research show over 90% of patient experience a reduction in their pain. The overall success rate varies between 60-80% of patient depending on condition.

For further information, call us on 01952 825042.

 

 

 

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