What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in physiotherapy and sports medicine. It provides fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots with chronic pain. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes to the bones and tissues.

Shockwave therapy is a research proven treatment approach effective in fixing many chronic musculoskeletal conditions, including among other complaints:
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Achilles tendinopathy
• Calcification of the shoulder
• Patella tendinopathy
• Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
• Hamstring tendinopathy
• Shin splints

Shockwave therapy is frequently effective where previous conservative management has failed to resolve notoriously stubborn complaints. Radial shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive procedure. A contact gel is applied to the area, then a hand held probe is applied to the skin. The probe delivers the acoustic waves in a controlled and focused manner for typically 5-10 minutes per injured area.

Radial shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive procedure. A contact gel is applied to the area, then a hand held probe is applied to the skin. The probe delivers the acoustic waves in a controlled and focused manner for typically 5-10 minutes per injured area.

Care Plus Physiotherapy Clinic is pleased to provide our patients with the opportunity to receive shockwave therapy. A course of shockwave therapy usually consists of weekly treatments for 3-6 weeks, where conditions more chronic or significant in nature are likely to require the longer treatment course.

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