Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment, where a hand-held device is applied outside the body, introducing energy to painful areas and promoting the body to heal itself. Regardless of the cause; injuries can be debilitating and, if left untreated, may affect your daily life. Shockwave is a nonsurgical, non-invasive treatment option for a wide variety of conditions with no downtime. In having a long-term injury many people think that surgery is their only option to get better but there is risk involved and a long recovery time associated with this. “Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) offers two main advantages over traditional surgical methods: fewer potential complications and a faster return to normal activity.”

Clinically proven
Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven, recognised by the top orthopaedic hospitals and used by high-profile professional sports bodies
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 repair itself. Shockwaves also break down injured tissue and calcifications.
It has NICE guidance for a large number of indications and is used within the NHS. Shockwave Therapy performed by qualified therapists is largely risk-free.
Common indication Include:
  • Calcific tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow (common extensor tendinopathy)
  • Golfer’s elbow (common flexor tendinopathy)
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (also referred to as gluteus medius tendinopathy and/or trochanteric bursitis)
  • Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (also referred to as high hamstring tendinopathy, or hamstring origin tendinopathy)
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Insertional Achilles tendinopathy
  • Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
What are the advantages with Shockwave Therapy?
  • Shockwave therapy can be used in both chronic and acute conditions.
  • Anaesthesia is not necessary
  • It’s entirely non-invasive
  • There is no medication involved
  • It’s safe
  • Significant clinical benefit often seen 6-8 weeks after treatment
  • Fast treatment times
If any of the following apply to you then please notify your clinician prior to any treatment.
  • If you are pregnant or trying to conceive
  • If you take anti-coagulants such as Warfarin
  • If you are under 18 years of age
  • Cardiac Pacemaker