Shockwave Therapy Comes To Stoke-on-Trent & Congleton

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy was first introduced over 30 years ago for kidney stone treatment. However, thanks to modern science and research it led to shockwave therapy being used in other therapies and treatments especially musculoskeletal conditions. There has been a huge rise in popularity recently due to the efficiency and how quickly it can impact a person’s life. 

Shockwave therapy is the delivery of mechanical pressure waves into the tissue and this:

  • Reduces pain
  • Improves blood supply
  • Restarts the healing process
  • Reorganises collagen tissues

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Why do our patients love it so much?

  • Quick and easy – typically treatment sessions last 20 minutes and we tend to target not only the site of your pain but the areas above and below. This is because these areas will be compensating and therefore we make sure we don’t just treat the symptoms but we treat the cause too. 
  • Fewer sessions – many people who have had Shockwave Therapy have felt instant relief after a few sessions. We’ve had patients limping into the clinic with heel pain and walking out normally. That’s how effective it is! This obviously depends on the severity of the injury and how long the injury has occurred. After the initial evaluation, we can give an indication of how many sessions they will need. 
  • It works – Due to the increasing amount of research showing success rates from 70-95% for various conditions, Shockwave therapy has been acknowledged and endorsed in the guidelines of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE Guidelines).
  • Combined treatments – shockwave therapy works well alone, however, depending on the injury it works better with exercise rehabilitation and hands on physiotherapy.
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This is what Janet had to say about shockwave therapy on her shoulder: 

“I am very pleased with the progress I’m making due to the treatment and advice given to me by Donal and Natalie. They are professional in their attitude and understanding of my issues. They have been treating my shoulder and have reduced the pain significantly, there is also a great improvement in my range of movement. I’ve not been able to play golf for almost a year, but since having shockwave therapy treatment in this clinic I’m ready to get out on the golf course again. I would recommend Shockwave Therapy to anyone with a shoulder injury like mine.”

What conditions does shockwave treat?

  • Heel pain: plantar fasciitis 
  • Achilles’ tendinopathies
  • Knee pain: patella tendinopathy (jumper’s knee)
  • Leg pain: hamstring injuries
  • Hip pain: rectus femoris and lateral hip pain with gluteal tendinopathies
  • Tennis elbow / Golfers Elbow 
  • Shoulder pain: rotator cuff injuries

Click Here to visit our explainer video on shockwave and other conditions we can help with. 

Shockwave therapy is well known for treating tendons and ligaments but it is highly effective at treating muscle tightness, pain and injuries. Whether it has resulted from trauma, impact or an ongoing condition, many people experience improvement after their initial session. As a long term treatment plan people have sustainable long lasting results. 

What can I expect after shockwave therapy?

Where other conservative forms of therapy have failed, shockwave therapy is safe, non-invasive and affordable. After receiving shockwave therapy, recovery time is dramatically decreased compared to surgical intervention. Therefore significantly reducing pain and improving function and quality of life. Shockwave therapy offers these benefits over traditional surgical methods:

  • No anaesthesia
  • Non invasive
  • No medication
  • No surgery
  • Quick treatment
  • Less complications
  • Pain free after treatment
  • Faster recovery and fast results

To find out more about Shockwave Therapy in Stoke-on-Trent and Shockwave Therapy in Congleton Click Here