Shockwave Therapy or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a highly effective, non-invasive treatment for the reduction of pain associated with the musculoskeletal system.
Shockwave is a revolutionary system that delivers both pressure and sound waves to the afflicted tissues and bones and expedite the rate of growth of key cells used for repair.
In many instances, there will be an immediate reduction in pain, as well as improved mobility and functionality. The therapy is free from side effects and brings positive long-term results. Also, Shockwave Therapy is recognised by NICE for it’s clinical effectiveness.
It can effectively treat:
- Achilles tendon pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel pain
- Hip pain
- Neck and back pain
- Golfers and Tennis Elbow
Treatment typically consists of 3-6 sessions that are more effective when offered alongside the osteopathic or physiotherapeutic program for these conditions.
After treatment even if you have no pain, it is recommended that you refrain from intensive activity that might stress the treated area for at least 48 hours.
Your therapist may ask you to be part of the ASSERT protocol – an online national database for patients who are being treated in the NHS and private settings. This database complies with the NICE guidelines and helps clinicians to measure success of the treatment. It is your decision whether you choose to participate. Many insurers recognise the ASSERT protocol as good clinical practice and most will cover Shockwave with our registered practitioners.
- If you are pregnant or trying to conceive
- If you are taking anticoagulants such as Warfarin
- If you are under 18 years of age
You don’t have to be a world record holder to be treated like one! Patients are between 0 and 100 years old and we treat a huge variety of injuries.