What is Shockwave Therapy?
Living with chronic pain can have a huge effect on your day to day life, sporting activities or getting through your working day. Your first stop is traditional therapies but sometimes they fall short in successfully treating your condition. Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment that uses audible sound waves that target specific damaged tissues. It is clinically proven to reduce pain, increase blood flow and kick start the body's self-healing mechanism.
Shockwave Therapy is NICE approved.
What conditions can be treated:
(Included but not limited to)
Planter Fasciitis (Heel and Foot Pain)
Patellar Tendonitis (Knee Pain)
Greater Trochanteric Pain (Hip Pain)
Rotator Cuff Tendinopathies (Shoulder Pain)
Tennis and Golfers Elbow
During treatments you may initially feel slight discomfort but you will very quickly get use to this as shockwave therapy also produces an analgesic effect. Statistics show that over 90% of patients experience a reduction in pain and most soft tissue injuries continue to improve up to 8 weeks after finishing a course of shockwave therapy treatments.
After a treatment, the patient should not do any strenuous exercise for 48 hours.
Shockwave Therapy is not for you if :
You are pregnant or trying to conceive.
You take anti-coagulants such as Warfarin.
You are under 18 years old.
You have a cardiac pacemaker.
You have malignant tumours.
You have nerve or circulation disorders.
Icing and anti-inflammatory drugs or gel are not recommended after treatments.
On average six treatments are required, but a minimal of three is recommended and a maximum of nine,
with 5 to 10 days in between each treatment.
Block book three 15 min treatments for £150
(For new patients the first treatment is half an hour long)
To book appointments, please call the appropriate clinic number from the home page.