ESWT Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment where a hand-held device is applied to painful areas and promoting the body to heal itself.

“Shockwave therapy offers two main advantages over traditional methods: fewer potential complications and a faster return to normal activity” (FDA).

What are Shockwaves?

Shockwaves are high-energy sound waves which are transmitted to  the affected area to accelerate healing. The treatment increases blood flow, decreases localised pain and stimulates cell regeneration – this encourages the body to heal itself. Shockwaves also break down injured tissue and calcifications.

 

Treatment Fees

Shockwave Consultation – £70.00
Your consultation includes: • Medical History • Examination • Diagnosis • First initial treatment

Shockwave Treatments Package – £387.00
Includes: Consultation, 5x Shockwave Treatments plus 1x Massage Treatment

Subsequent Treatments – £70.00
Additional treatments are only available if you have previously completed a treatment package.

What can Shockwave therapy help treat?

Shockwave therapy can treat both chronic and acute conditions in the hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, achilles, forearms, shins, back and feet.

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
  • Epicondylitis (Tennis or Golfers Elbow)
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumpers Knee)
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
  • Periarticular Shoulder Pain
  • Tendinosis Calcarea (Calcific Tendonitis)
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Hip)

The many benefits of Shockwave therapy

  • Clinically Proven
  • Safe and Largely Risk Free
  • Fast Treatment Times
  • Quick Recovery
  • Fewer potential complications
  • No anaesthesia required
  • Non-invasive treatment
  • No medication

How successful is the treatment?

Statistics vary based on the conditions being treated – varying from 60-90% success rate. Studies have shown Achilles Tendonitis (heel pain) will experience a full recovery or significant reduction in their pain and injury.

 

Is Shockwave therapy painful?

During treatment you may experience some discomfort but the pain should be tolerable. Due to the analgesic effect of Shockwave Therapy many patients report immediate pain relief following treatment.

 

How many sessions are needed?

The amount of treatment sessions will vary depending on the type of shockwave used and conditions being treated. As a general rule 3-6 treatment sessions are advised. Your body will progress in  the healing process even 2-3 months after treatment has stopped.

 

Can Shockwave treat old & persistent injuries?

Shockwaves can treat both long-term chronic conditions and newer injuries, there is a great deal of evidence to show that Shockwave Therapy can achieve great results even with historical conditions.

 

Contraindications

If any of the following apply to you then please notify your clinician prior to treatment. 

  • If you are pregnant or trying to conceive
  • If you are taking anto-coagulants such as Warfarin
  • If you are under 18 years of age
  • Malignant tumours
  • Nerve or circulation disorders
  • Infections