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.