What is Shock Wave Therapy?
Shock wave therapy is a sound wave therapy that has been in medicine for over 25 years. The therapy started its history in the treatment of kidney stones before the units were miniaturised and used for orthopaedics.
The current applications range from healing tendon/bone damage to professional sports massage.
The high energy shock wave is produced by the unit and is channelled into the tissues by a precision applicator, accelerating the natural healing response.
Our shock wave machine allows us to lower the pressure depending on patient tolerance, condition and body area. The treatment is slightly difficult but only last 5-10 mins. The sensation similar to that of a finger rapidly flicking your skin.
In less than 10% of people, there might be redness or slight bruising after treatment. However, we feel this is a risk that is worth taking because it offers:
High yield rewards - as high as 80% feel significant relief.
Treats conditions that previously only had treatment options of surgery intervention.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) confirm that they have no safety concerns about the treatment. April 2011.