Radial Shockwave Therapy

High-energy impulses activate and speed up healing processes in a totally natural way.

Originally used for the surgery free disintegration of kidney stones, shock wave therapy has developed into an efficient treatment for orthopaedic problems. Shock waves, which are actually mechanical pressure waves, are a widely used technique for the treatment of diseases of muscles, tendons
and tendon attachment sites.

Treatment objectives and the desired positive results:

  • Pain reduction
  • Elimination of the cause of pain
  • Positive impact on muscle tone
  • Stimulation of cell metabolism
  • Improvement in the function of tissue structures
  • Activation of regeneration processes

What conditions can Radial Shockwave Therapy help?

  • Tennis Elbow – Painful inflammation of the tendon attachment on the lateral elbow
  • Shoulder Pain – Painful limitation of shoulder movement
  • Golfer’s Elbow – Painful inflammation of the tendon attachment on the medial elbow
  • Burtis Trochanterica – Painful periostitis of the hip
  • Patella Tip Syndrome – Inflammation of the point of attachment of the patellar ligament
  • Shin Splints – Inflammation of the tibial edge due to excessive strain
  • Achilles Tendonitis – Painful irritation of the Achilles tendon
  • Painful Heel / Plantar Fasciitis – Painful, mostly chronic inflammation of the heel

What is the evidence?

There are a number of clinical papers to support the use of Shockwave Therapy, the most recent being: The Role of Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment in Musculoskeletal Disorders

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The average application consists of one or two treatment sessions weekly, for a total of 3 – 6 treatment sessions.  A treatment session applies approximately
2000 pulses and takes about 10 minutes. During the appointment, we will then fully assess your condition and give you advice and exercises to assist your recovery.

“Having suffered and tolerated the pain of plantar fasciitis for approximately 2 years, attempting to ease the pain with insoles and various stretching exercises, I was delighted with the results of shockwave therapy administered at The Physiotherapy Clinic by Mandy.  I experienced obvious improvement after the first session and extensive improvement after the second.  I went on to have 2 more treatments which I would estimate have improved the condition by 95%.  I still wear my insoles and stretch my ankles as much as possible but I no longer suffer the agonising pain (particularly through the night and first thing in the morning) which plantar fasciitis brought. I would highly recommend this treatment route to anyone with this condition.” Sue Chimes, client testimonial.

Treatment costs:

£69 per session
£175 for 3 sessions

This represents superb value for money when you consider that a single Shock Wave session is estimated to have the same or greater effect as 6 – 8 sessions of deep friction massage!

To book an appointment or make an enquiry, simply call us on (01462 735700) or complete the contact form below.