Shockwave Therapy

Initial Consultation and Treatment

£70 ( per treatment area)

3 Treatment Package

£180 (Weekly treatment)

6 Treatment Package

£310 (Twice weekly up to 2 areas)

Acute or chronic pain in the shoulder, knee, heel or Achilles tendon or tensed-up muscles in the neck, shoulder or back: pain makes life di cult and reduces mobility. Modern shock wave therapy is gentle on tissue and can help to alleviate pain on a long-term basis.

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a pain management technique that introduces high-energy sound waves into the painful areas of the body. Certain pathological changes to tendons, ligaments and muscles canbe treated in a targeted manner.

About Shockwave Therapy

What are Shockwaves?

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.

How is Shockwave Therapy 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.

What are the Advantages?
  • Shockwave therapy can be used in both chronic and acute conditions.
  • Anaesthesia is not necessary
  • It’s entirely non-invasive
  • There is no medication involved
  • It’s safe
  • Significant clinical benefit often seen 6-8 weeks after treatment
  • Fast treatment times
How many Treatments will I need, and how long does each Treatment take?

Each therapy session takes between 10 and 30 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. In general, an average of 3 to 6 treatments are necessary at weekly intervals.

How Successful is Shockwave Therapy?

After only 1 to 2 sessions, many patients report complete pain relief or signifi cant pain reduction. The therapy eliminates pain or restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life.

Before you engage in Shockwave Therapy

Please tell us:

  • If you are pregnant or trying to conceive
  • If you take anti-coagulants such as Warfarin
  • If you are under 18 years of age
  • Cardiac Pacemaker
  • Malignant tumours
  • Nerve or circulation disorders
  • Infections