Shockwave Therapy in Newark
What is Shockwave Therapy ?
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment where a hand-held device is applied outside the body, introducing energy to painful areas and promoting the body to heal itself. Regardless of the cause; injuries can be debilitating and, if left untreated, may affect your daily life. Shockwave is a non- surgical, non-invasive treatment option for a wide variety of conditions with no downtime.
Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven, recognised by the top orthopaedic hospitals the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and used by high-profile professional sports bodies.
What Are Shockwaves ?
Shockwaves are high-energy sound waves which are transmitted to the affected area to accelerate healing. The treatment increases blood flow, decreases localised pain and stimulates cell regeneration - this encourages the body to repair itself. The shockwaves used in our clinic reach a depth of 3-5cmm affecting the muscles and connective tissues.
Is is safe ?
Yes. It has NICE guidance for a large number of indications and is used within the NHS. Shockwave Therapy performed by qualified therapists is largely risk-free.
Is Shockwave painful?
You may experience some discomfort during treatment but the pain should be tolerable. Due to the analgesic effect of Shockwave Therapy many patients report immediate pain relief following treatment.
If you experience pain after treatment you may use ordinary non-prescription painkillers such as paracetamol. Do not use anti-inflammatory medication or Ibuprofen as both may interfere with the body’s self-healing process.
What Conditions can be treated ?
Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints) Epicondylitis (Tennis or Golfers Elbow) Periarticular Shoulder Pain
Tendinosis Calcarea (Calcific Tendonitis) Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Hip) Back Pain
How many sessions will I need
The amount of treatment is usually between 3 and 5.
How effective is treatment ?
Statistics vary based on the condition being treated - varying from 60-90% success rate. Studies have shown 90% of patients with Achilles Tendonitis (Heel pain) will experience a full recovery or significant reduction in their pain and injury.
Shockwave Therapy works well on Chronic conditions therefore we suggest that you need to have been suffering with your pain for at least 12 weeks before coming in for treatment.
What does it do ?
Kick Starts the healing response
Lubricates the muscles by encouraging blood flow to the area
Encourages the new formation of collagen fibres and blood vessels
What to Expect After Treatment ?
Redness or Soreness
May be experienced after your treatment
Things to Avoid after your Treatment
1. No ICE or Anti inflammatory's for 48hrs
2. Rest for 48hrs
3. No impact activities for 5 days
Book an Appointment
Shockwave only Consultation & Treatment £50.00
Osteopathy/Acupuncture & Shockwave