What is it?
Shockwave therapy (SWT) is a safe alternative to surgery and other treatments. It promotes natural healing and has no side effects. This makes it a highly safe and risk-free alternative to traditional surgery and injection therapy.
SWT has been proven to be effective for many musculoskeletal sports injuries or conditions with a high success rate. SWT is an acoustic wave that carries high energy to the affected tissues. This energy promotes the regeneration and healing processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
The kinetic energy of the sound wave, created by compressed air is transferred to the transmitter and then into the tissues.
Studies have shown that acoustic waves with high energy peaks interact with tissue which accelerates tissue repair and cell growth and analgesia. This helps them to restore function.
Who is it for?
SWT is a highly effective treatment for those suffering with
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Muscle pain/ tension /trigger points
- Medial Tibial Stress syndrome (Shin Splints)
- Knee pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Accelerated tissue repair
- Helps with chronic pain
- Reversal of chronic inflammation
- Stimulation of collagen production
Mark Barton, our Biomechanics Specialist, has extended scope experience in injection therapy, orthoses prescription, foot mobilisation techniques & acupuncture.
#TakeSteps to look after your feet
Walking the dog, taking the kids to school, running a marathon, or even running for a bus, we take thousands of steps in a day. In fact, we walk nearly 75,000 miles in a lifetime. Our feet bear the weight of our steps and keep us moving every day.