What is Shockwave Therapy?

Extracororeal shockwave therapy is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment for soft tissue and musculoskeletal disorders. Essentially it involves causing a targeted mechanical input in order to achieve a biological response.

How does it work?


1) The treatment produces an inflammatory response. The body responds by increasing metabolic activity around the site of pain. This stimulates and accelerates the healing process.


2) Transmission of pain is blocked by the elimination of P substance.


What are the benefits of Shockwave?


Shockwave therapy stimulates the body's natural healing process. There is actually an immediate reduction of pain and improved ease of movement. Secondary effects are minor. Shockwave therapy may also reduce the chance of further surgery.


How long does the treatment last?


2500 shocks are delivered per session, which last approximately 5 minutes. However, we combine our shockwave treatment with a progressive rehabilitation plan in order to further improve success rates.


So, If you're fed up of that niggling plantar fascia, achilles, tennis elbow or hip, book an appointment to come and see us.

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