Appointments only available with Jemma
What is shockwave ?
Shockwave therapy machines pass short, intense energy sound waves, travelling faster than the speed of sound, into affected tissues. This causes microtrauma, increases blood flow and stimulates an acute inflammatory response which aids the healing process.
Shockwave can aid in reduction of pain, increased blood flow, new blood vessel formation, reducing inflammation, collagen production and the breakdown of calcification.
These physiological processes collectively speed up the healing process of the injured area of your body.
What condition is shockwave used for?
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Calcification build up.
What to expect
At your first shockwave therapy appointment, we will firstly, do a full assessment to help you to understand why you’re experiencing pain and secondly, administer your first shockwave therapy treatment. It is important to find the cause and not just treat the symptoms. This is to try reduce the chance of your pathology returning.
Who can’t receive shockwave
Shockwave is unsuitable in the following circumstances:
- If you are pregnant
- If you have a blood clotting disorder (including thrombosis)
- If you are taking oral anti-coagulants
- If you have received a Steroid injection within 6 weeks
- If you have a Pacemaker fitted
- If tumours are present at the treatment site
- If you have an infection or skin abrasion at the treatment site
- If you are Under 18 (except in the treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease)
Any treatment over the lungs or guts is also not possible.
£75 Per sesssion
Block off 4 £260/ top ups £65
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