What is Shock Wave therapy and how can it help me?

Clinical studies suggest, shock wave therapy significantly reduces the number of treatments needed before getting back to sporting activity for certain injuries.

Shockwave is a non-invasive technology that delivers sound waves to afflicted areas of the body and aids speedy recovery. The process involves passing short, intense sound waves into affected tissues, which increases blood flow, has an analgesic effect, and stimulates repair and regeneration. The treatment puts the cells into repair mode and allows your body to restart its natural healing process.

What injuries can Shockwave Therapy treat?

Shockwave can be used to treat different conditions involving tendons, muscle and even bones. Common conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles’ tendonitis, knee pain, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, back pain, shin splints and many more are successfully treated with shockwave, substantially enhancing recovery time.

Due to its success in treating a wide range of injuries, shock wave is now commonly used by Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Podiatrists, Sports Therapists and other medical professionals.

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What injuries can Shockwave Therapy treat?

Shockwave can be used to treat different conditions involving tendons, muscle and even bones. Common conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles’ tendonitis, knee pain, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, back pain, shin splints and many more are successfully treated with shockwave, substantially enhancing recovery time.

Due to its success in treating a wide range of injuries, shock wave is now commonly used by Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Podiatrists and other medical professionals.

Why Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is an ideal alternative to surgery, or when other standard treatments like pain medication and steroid injections no longer work and carry undesirable side effects and risks. Radial shock wave therapy (as used at Sportstest) is used to treat superficial conditions closer to the surface of the skin.

Is Shock wave Therapy effective?

With a success rate of up to 90%, on average 4 to 6 sessions of shockwave therapy can make a huge difference for the patients and help them recover rapidly from injuries. Our Sportstest practitioner uses a medial CE marked device and is a qualified therapist to ensure the highest levels of accuracy.

Are there any negative impacts of Shockwave Therapy?

Shock wave is not as scary as it sounds, in some cases you might feel initial discomfort however, the treatment is delivered with a low amount of energy at first, which is increased as your body gets used to the sensation so, there’s nothing to be worried about.