What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is the application of high energy sound waves that are used to help stimulate healing in soft tissue structures, reduce inflammation and de-sensitise nerves. It is an increasingly popular treatment in part due to its positive medical research and endorsements in NICE guidelines. Our Shockwave therapist, Tom, provides a brief introduction to this treatment in the video below.
What can it help?
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Trochanteric Bursitis
- Proximal hamstring tendinopathy
- Patella tendinopathy
- Calcific tendonitis
- Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow
How does it work?
The technology stimulates new blood vessel growth, reduction in chronic inflammation, new collagen production and de-sensitisation of structures by producing a pain killing effect. It is safe and non invasive.
How will the treatment feel?
Shockwave Therapy is not painful, but it can feel uncomfortable. Initially after treatment there can be some immediate relief. Some tenderness around the treatment area can be experienced afterwards as the effects of the Shockwave start to work.
Who provides the treatment?
Tom Glindon on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
How long are sessions?
30 minutes – this includes rehabilitation and exercises.
How much does it cost?
£75 per session
How many sessions are recommended?
Treatments are usually administered every week for 4 weeks as recommended by NICE.
Nothing in this website should be taken as a claim to treat any specific condition.