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Shockwave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a type of treatment used in orthopaedics, Osteopathy , physiotherapy, sports medicine. It is a non-invasive way of restarting the natural healing process. It does this by causing a short-term (acute) inflammatory response, much like the ‘normal’ process that happens after an injury. The treatment involves using a device to send shockwaves through your skin to influence the affected tissues beneath. The body responds by increasing the blood circulation to, and the metabolism in the affected area.
Is Shockwave Therapy right for me?
Osteopathy Partnership offers a variety of treatments for painful MSK conditions including Shockwave Therapy. This is often offered if manual therapy has not been effective, or as an adjunct to Osteopathy treatment. For example, it may be used for an inflamed tendon if osteopathy treatment such as soft tissue massage, exercises and stretches have been tried but symptoms persist.
Injuries typically treated
Hugo is a qualified and registered Osteopath and he combines Shockwave Therapy with therapeutic massage and 3D Functional movement developed by the Gray Institute of Functional Exercise Therapy. The result is highly effective therapeutic treatment for your inury with exercise programmes that really help increase your mobility and reduce pain.
- Shoulder injuries including Rotator cuff tendonitis, Frozen Shoulder, Impingement or Calcification
- Knee injuries such as Runner’s and Jumper’s Knee, ITB inflammation
- Achilles tendon inflammation
- Plantarfasciitis -Painful heels and soles of feet when walking
- Golfer’s and Tennis elbow
What are the main benefits you can expect
The main benefits of shockwave therapy are fast pain relief and improved mobility. As it does not involve surgery and there is no need for painkillers, it is an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and manage acute or chronic (long-term) pain conditions including tendon and muscle problems. Studies have shown a 70–85% success rate across a range of conditions. It may not work for everyone, but Shockwave Therapy can help most people even when other treatments have failed.