- Are you suffering with ongoing pain that just will just not seem to go away?
- A constant pain in your Achilles tendon, the front of your knee, sides of your elbow or bottom of your foot?
- Have you had to stop partaking in activities you enjoy doing like running or tennis?
- Have you tried every other treatment option with limited or no success?
- Is this long-lasting pain bothering you enough to take action?
Does That Sound Like You?
If you have answered YES to any of the above, Shockwave Therapy might just be the perfect fit for you!
What is Shockwave?
Shock waves are audible high-energy sound waves. In the medical world, shock waves have been used since 1980 to disintegrate kidney stones, for instance. In modern pain therapy, low-energy shock waves are applied to the painful body regions where they can exert their curative action. Shock waves can accelerate the healing process in the body, they stimulate metabolism and improve blood circulation; damaged tissue can regenerate and fully heal.
Many years of experience have confirmed that certain pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones – in other words the root causes of your pain – can be eliminated systematically with this therapy approach.
If performed by qualified therapists, extra-corporeal shock wave therapy of musculoskeletal pain has minimal risks and side effects.
Why should I consider Shockwave and what does it help with?
- Achilles Tendinopathies
- Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Rotator cuff tendinopathies
- Patella tendinopathy
- Hamstring tendinopathies
- Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
- Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
- Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS)
- And lots more… Just ask!
How is Shockwave treatment performed?
The therapist takes your history in an in-depth consultation, localizes the pain region by palpation and discusses the findings with you.
A skin gel is then applied to the treatment area to allow the shock waves to be introduced into the body without any loss of energy.
After these preparations, shock waves are applied as the therapy head is moved over the pain region in a circular motion.
How many Shockwave treatments are necessary and how long does each appointment take?
Each therapy session takes between 10 and 20 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. In general, an average of 3 to 6 treatments are necessary at weekly intervals. We require that you attend for an initial shockwave consult, so we can assess your needs, followed straight away by a shock wave treatment to the affected area.
How Successful is the therapy?
After only 1 to 2 sessions, many patients report complete pain relief or significant pain reduction. The therapy eliminates pain or restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. A key thing to remember is that shockwave helps get you to a point where manual therapy and the eccentric exercise program that is delivered by your clinician can be successful.
What is my Investment for the treatment?
Typically most people will have great results in 3 sessions. Some may require up to 6 sessions dependant on the severity or chronicity of the problem. Session costs are £112 for a single session. £300 for a block purchase of 3 in advance. If you are new to us. We need to do an initial shockwave assessment, and this costs £65. Feel free to connect with us to speak through your individual needs. For Berkshire call 01344 489 398 . For London call 0208 7474 029 .