Book professional shockwave therapy in Essex or London with our fully trained and qualified shockwave therapists today. To find out more about how shockwaves work, please read more below to find out more.
What are Shockwaves?
Shock waves are audible high-energy soundwaves. In the medical world, shock waves have been used since 1980 to disintegrate kidney stones.
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.
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 non-surgical, 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.” FDA
3 sessions = £180
(£60 per session, saving £5 per session and £15 overall)
4 sessions = £220
(£55 per session, saving £10 per session and £40 overall)
5 sessions = £250
(£50 per session, saving £15 per session and £75 overall)
Shock Wave Therapy Helps With:
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
After only 1 – 2 treatment sessions, most patients report complete pain relief or significant pain reduction. Statistics vary based on the condition being treated – varying from 60-90% success rate.
Studies have shown 90% of patients with Achilles Tendonitis (Heel pain) will experience a full recovery or significant reduction in their pain and injury.
You may experience some discomfort during treatment, but the pain should be tolerable. Due to the analgesic effect of Shockwave Therapy many patients report immediate pain relief following treatment.
If you experience pain after treatment you may use ordinary non-prescription painkillers such as paracetamol. Do not use anti-inflammatory medication or Ibuprofen as both may interfere with the body’s self-healing process
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
- Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
- Epicondylitis (Tennis or Golfers Elbow)
- Periarticular Shoulder Pain
- Tendinosis Calcarea (Calcific Tendonitis)
- Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Hip)
- Back Pain
Each treatment session varies between 10 – 30 minutes. The amount of treatment sessions will vary dependant on the type of shockwave used and conditions being treated.
As a general rule 3 – 6 treatment sessions is advised. As this is encouraging the body to heal itself your body will progress in the healing process even 2-3 months after treatment has stopped.
Yes. It has NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidance for a large number of indications and is used within the NHS. Shockwave Therapy performed by qualified therapists is largely risk-free.
To learn more about extracorporeal shock wave therapy, please visitwww.eswt.info
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