Shockwave Therapy


What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy was originally used in urology back in the 1980s for the treatment of kidney stones, and has now found other uses in orthopaedics, physiotherapy and sports medicine over the past 21 years.

Shockwave therapy has been found to be an effective treatment for predominantly tendon injuries and orthopaedic conditions. We have successfully treated plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy and shoulder calcific tendinopathy.

It addition to providing immediate pain relief, it has also been found to be effective for promoting tendon repair. It does this by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels into the tissues, promoting growth factors, increasing cell proliferation, decreasing inflammation and mobilising stem cells.

How does it work?

Our shockwave therapy is conducted by our qualified physios. It uses a pneumatically powered handpiece that generate radial shockwaves, which are transmitted to the site of the injury through a conducting gel.

The treatment session uses 2000-3000 pulsed shockwaves into the affected area and lasts approximately 3-10 minutes. Most patients will notice some pain relief immediately after therapy, others can take up to 4-5 sessions to achieve significant pain relief.

The body’s natural healing process continues after the prescribed course of shockwave therapy. Part of the treatment  plan will also include advice on how to manage your condition and rehabilitation to strengthen the area, which will minimise the risk of re-injury.

Up to 92% of patients report significant improvement in their tendon pain after a course of shockwave therapy.

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Free Assessment

Free pre-Clinical Exercise assessment

Remember, we offer a free initial assessment that is obligation free – so if you do not decide to go ahead, then there is no cost for that assessment.

If shockwave therapy is not suitable for you, we will endeavour to guide you towards another suitable treatment, or for further investigations. If we cannot provide suitable therapy, we should be able to point you in the right direction.