What is Shockwave Therapy?
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT – commonly known as Shockwave Therapy) is a type of treatment used by physiotherapists, orthopaedists, urologists and cardiologists. It’s an effective treatment option that results in no injury to the actual skin. Many studies exist on the efficacy of shockwave therapy that have been reviewed and accepted by NICE (UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
Medical indications of Shockwave Therapy:
- Jumper’s Knee
- Patellar Tendonitis
- Painful Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Heel Spur
- Insertional Pain
- Chronic tendinopathy
- Medial tibial stress syndrome
- Hip pain
Advantages of Shockwave Therapy include:
• No risk of tendon rupture
• NICE and FDA approval
• Complication risks are extremely low
Commonly asked questions about Shockwave Therapy
Will Shockwave Therapy help me?
The studies show 88.5% effectiveness of Shockwave Therapy. It also depends on your condition, how chronic it is but with the combined osteopathic treatment the success rate is very high.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on the tissue response, and with the treatment being cumulative you’ll typically need anywhere between 3-5 rounds of treatment. Patients report significant relief after their first treatment.
How often will I need treatment?
This depends on your tissue response and tolerance. Anywhere between 3-5 treatments are needed and are performed between 3-10 days apart.
Will I feel pain after the treatment?
Slight discomfort is normal. Treatment is over within minutes, and patients report being able to tolerate discomfort due to the short period. Patients report immediate pain relief after their first treatment. However, within a few hours of treatment, you may experience slight soreness. It’s been reported tolerable and will not hinder any day-to-day activity
Are there any restrictions after the treatment?
We highly recommend refraining from physical activity, especially if it involves the treated area for 48 hours after your session.
What is the cost of the treatment?
Package of 3 weekly sessions costs £250 or a set of 5 weekly sessions costs £400