Shockwave Therapy – An Effective Treatment
Shockwave therapy is clinically proven treatment for patients presenting with chronic tendon disorders in the body including the ankle/foot such as achilles tendonitis and plantar facsiitis, elbow (tennis elbow) , knee and shoulder pain. It is clinically proven to reduce pain, promote healing and reduce muscle tightness.
Your therapist will apply the treatment directly to the outside of your body in a carefully targeted process that will send an acoustic ‘shock’ wave in a single pulse to the problem area.
It is typical for a patient to experience some initial discomfort but that should only last 24 hours or in most cases. Treatment guidelines recommend a total course of five or six treatments, each about a week apart to achieve optimal results.
Success Rates: 90% improvement was recorded for the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain) by the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (2005). The same publication quotes a 77% success rate when treating Tennis Elbow with Radial Shockwave Therapy and other clinical studies have generally reported a success rate of in excess of 75%.
Nice (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) provided evidence to the NHS: NICE evidence for Shockwave
We do not charge the high fees that other clinics will charge you for shockwave. You will be charged a nominal supplementary fee of £15.00 when it forms part of your consultation with us.