Traditionally this modality has only been available privately via a hospital consultant, resulting in a large financial outlay. We are pleased to provide this treatment at our standard treatment charges
What is Shockwave Therapy
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a procedure that passes acoustic shock waves through the skin, via a hand held tool, which is applied by the physiotherapist. The shockwaves are mechanical, not electrical; they are audible, high frequency soundwaves which work by increasing the blood flow to the injured area, this accelerates the body’s healing process.
Extracorporeal means outside the body, therefore it is a non-invasive, effective method for the treatment of localised musculoskeletal pathologies.
Shockwave therapy can be used for both chronic and acute soft tissue disorders. The treatment produces an inflammatory response. The body responds by increasing metabolic activity around the area of pain, this in turn stimulates & accelerates the healing processes, promoting neovascularization, collagen production and remodelling of dysfunctional collagenous tissues.
Shockwaves can also break down scar tissue & calcification within the damaged structures.