Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment for injured soft tissues, when an injury reaches a chronic non-healing state which can be a great alternative for injections and surgery. 

How does Shockwave Work?

Shockwave therapy works by applying impulses of energy to targeted areas where there may be abnormal or damaged tissue. This promotes the inflammation response increasing blood flow to the area. By improving circulation, local metabolism speeds up; stimulating cell regeneration. The shockwaves are also effective by decreasing nerve-sensitivity in the affected area. The outcome is faster recovery from injury and short-term pain relief for several chronic conditions. 

What is Shockwave therapy is suitable for?

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Gluteal Tendinopathy
  • Shoulder Tendinopathies
  • Hamstring Tendinopathy
  • Elbow Tendinopathies (Tennis and Golfers Elbow)

How long does each session last?

An average treatment will last up to 15 minutes.

Is Shockwave therapy painful?

Shockwave therapy can be painful, but your Chiropractor will adjust this to work with you pain tolerance. Shockwave can also lead to reddening and/or swelling after the treatment as well as some possible post-treatment soreness.

How many sessions will I need? 

Most people will need 4-6 sessions however the exact number of sessions required varies for different individuals and different conditions.  Your practitioner will guide you on this. 

What does it cost? 

Shockwave sessions are charged at £60 per session on a pay as you go basis.

How do I book?

Simply call our friendly reception team on 01823 333 973 and ask for a ‘Shockwave Initial Consultation’ session.  In this session your practitioner will asses you and offer appropriate care.  If shockwave is appropriate for you, your practitioner will normally commence your first treatment in this session. 

What if it doesn’t work for me or I am not a suitable candidate for shockwave therapy? 

Shockwave is not suitable for everyone and is not a 100% guaranteed treatment.  Your practitioner is trained to assess and advise you appropriately on shockwave and suitable alternatives.