What is Shockwave Therapy?
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment that assists with the body’s natural healing process. It involves sending shockwaves through your skin towards the painful, affected and damaged tissue.
How does it work?
The treatment produces an anti-inflammatory response which increases metabolic and circulatory activity. This stimulates your body’s healing process thereby promoting recovery and remodelling of damaged and dysfunctional tissues.
ESWT aids in the breakdown of scar tissue and calcification and can also stimulate pain relief through neural mechanisms (reduction of nerve signals to the brain).
What conditions can ESWT treat?
Shockwave therapy can be used to treat:
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers elbow
- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- Shoulder tendon pain
- Shin splints
- Hamstring and patella tendon pain
What is the Success Rate?
ESWT is a highly effective treatment for chronic tendon disorders and is widely used in practice. Research demonstrates a 70-80% success rate across a vast range of conditions. It may not work for everyone, but it helps most people when other conservative treatments have failed. It has helped many people to avoid undergoing invasive or surgical treatments
What are the Benefits?
- Stimulates the body’s natural self-healing process
- Immediate reduction in pain
- Increased Range of movement
- May eliminate the need for surgery
Booking a Shockwave appointment?
It is advisable to receive between 3-6 Shockwave treatment sessions.
Supplement charge of £50 in addition to your appointment cost.
|Physiotherapy or Clinical Specialist appointment cost + £50 supplement (per session)|
(Typically 3-6 session are recommended)