Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy helps to stimulate and accelerate the bodies healing response as well as giving pain relief.

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses high energy sound waves to stimulate and accelerate the healing process and give pain relief to soft tissue conditions. Extracorporeal means ‘outside the body’ and refers to the way this therapy is applied.

​Shockwave therapy is not only used in Physiotherapy clinics for musculoskeletal conditions but also in other areas of medicine such as urology, men’s sexual health, dementia and sports medicine.

​This form of treatment is suitable for most people however, suitability for this treatment will always be discussed with your Physiotherapist.

​We recommend a minimum of five sessions initially to ensure any kind of marked improvement. You may need more sessions if your symptoms have been present for a long time. It is recommended that treatment is carried out every 7 – 10 days. Studies show that the greatest amount of improvement is typically seen between 3 – 6 weeks.

Some of the common injuries and conditions treated with Shockwave Therapy are:

– Shoulder pain caused by tendinopathy or calcification
– Tennis or golfers elbow
– Tension headaches
– Chronic muscle pain
– Gluteal tendinopathy
– Hamstring or quadricep tendinopathy
– Knee pain due to patellar tendinopathy
– Achilles tendon pain
– Tibialis posterior tendinopathy
– Shin splints
– Heel pain
– Plantarfasciitis

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) offers evidence based recommendations for NHS users and healthcare professionals on the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. NICE guidelines support the use of shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon pain, trochanteric pain syndrome, tennis elbow and calcific tendinopathy. You can read more about these recommendations and the NICE guidelines here.

To make an enquiry or book your appointment please call 01386 792126

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