Struggling with Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)?

Treatment program available in Chigwell, Woodford & Hornchurch Clinics

Does this Describe You?

  • You are in pain and not sure what to do or who to ask?
  • You are frustrated that your heel pain is making simple things like walking and getting out and about difficult?
  • Is walking first thing in the morning a nightmare because of the pain?
  • You just want to get back to normal and do the things you love
  • You are taking painkillers and would like to stop?
  • You are worried that your heel pain isn’t going to get better and it’s really getting you down?
  • Here at Spine Plus our highly experienced team are dedicated to serving the local communities of Chigwell, Woodford and Hornchurch and surrounding areas and helping people just like you get back to doing the things you love, without pain or restriction.

Ankle and Achilles Treatment Program

The Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Program

Available in Chigwell, Woodford & Hornchurch

Step 1 – Comprehensive Foot and Ankle examination

Our experiened and knowledgable practitioners will examine :

  • Your foot and ankle range of movement
  • Your joint alignment
  • The biomechanics of the way your walk 
  • Your muscle strength and tone

To identify exactly what is causing your foot pain. 

Ankle and Achilles Treatment Program

Step 2 – Laser Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a targeted and effective treatment approach to many types of irritation and calcification of tendons.

Shockwave therapy is delivered non-invasively through the skin and is often indicated in those whose injury have not responded to other forms of treatment.

Cram Osteopaths has invested in both radial and focused Shockwave therapy to provide the latest technology for their patients with heel pain and plantar fasciitis. Treatment is in combination with hands on treatment to the tissues and joint around your foot and ankle.

Step 3 – Trigger Point Release (Massage +/- Acupuncture)

Each treatment aims to gently and progressively get your foot and ankle moving again without pain, as quickly as possible, to allow you to get back to normal and start doing the things you love.

We will give you a structured rehabilitation exercise program, to help break the cycle and prevent the problem from returning.

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain, Sole of the Foot Pain, Heel Spur) Treatment
Ankle and Achilles Treatment Program

Step 4 – Shockwave Therapy

Each treatment aims to gently and progressively get your foot and ankle moving again without pain, as quickly as possible, to allow you to get back to normal and start doing the things you love.

We will give you a structured rehabilitation exercise program, to help break the cycle and prevent the problem from returning.

Step 5 – Bespoke Rehab Stretching and Strengthening Exercises

Each treatment aims to gently and progressively get your foot and ankle moving again without pain, as quickly as possible, to allow you to get back to normal and start doing the things you love.

We will give you a structured rehabilitation exercise program, to help break the cycle and prevent the problem from returning.

At Spine Plus We Set The Standard?

We stand as one of the few select clinics in the UK offering both ‘Focus AND Radial Shockwave Therapy.’ While most UK clinics rely on Radial Pressure Wave technology, we harness the unparalleled energy of Focus Shockwave, around a hundred times more powerful, using a Harley Street standard service. Focus Shockwave penetrates deeper, with laser-like precision.

Talking of lasers, our clinic is also equipped with the latest Class IV laser device which, depending on the condition being treatment we can offer alongside shock wave therapy during the same appointment at no extra charge! 

Will my first appointment include treatment?

 Whilst it’s often important to start with a detailed case history and conduct a clinical examination we will most certainly start your course of Shock Wave Therapy at your first appointment. The only exception to may be where it has come to light during the assessment that you have contraindication for receiving shock wave therapy, in which you will only be charged the consultation fee or be offered and alternative form of treatment.

Do I need a referral letter from my GP or consultant?

No, whilst it’s a “nice to have” it’s not necessary if you are a self pay client. The vast majority of our self pay clients seeking help for musculoskeletal pain conditions just ring up book in (self refer). If you are considering (focused) shock wave therapy for (vascular) erectile dysfunction we would however suggest for consulting a specialist to make sure your dysfunction is not being caused by a problem that shock wave therapy will not help (such as hormone / testosterone deficiency).

How frequent are the treatments you recommend?

For most conditions we generally recommend one treatment per week, or the most frequent would be once every 5 days.

Will you try and sign me up to lengthy and expensive courses of treatment?

No, the beauty of Focused Shockwave Therapy in particular is that it delivers quick results, most problems respond to  6 sessions or less. We do offer discounts on pre booked blocks of sessions but there are no high pressure sales tactics involved, just good old plain honest advice and incentives to try and make things as economical as possible.

What happens during my appointments?

You will greeted in reception then taken through to the treatment room. For your first appointment a medical case history will be taken, for subsequent appointments you will be asked to give a brief progress report since your last appointment. Your treatment will then commence. A water based conduction gel is first applied to the area being treated and then the shock waves are delivered using a hand held shock wave machine probe that is held by the practitioner,. Depending on the condition / area being treated this hand piece will either be held still or gentle and slowly moved over the treatment area. The pressure and frequency of the shock waves can be varied according to your comfort and tolerance, with focused shock wave a highly effective dose can usually be delivered with negligible to minimal discomfort.

How Does Focused Shock Wave Therapy Work?

Unlike Radial Shock Waves which used mechanical pressure waves, Focused shockwaves are are generated electromagnetically via a cylindrical coil which creates opposing magnetic fields when current is applied. In the medicine, shock waves were originally used (from 1980) to disintegrate kidney stones. In modern pain therapy, shock wave energy is applied to the painful and injured areas where it can promote healing.

How Does Shock Wave Do?

These waves super charge the metabolic healing responses of the body, and stimular a process known as neovascularization, which encourages the formation of new blood vessels and the repair of damaged ones. Improved blood flow means faster and better quality healing.

Is Focused Shock Wave Therapy Safe?

Yes, the treatment is swift, non-invasive, and highly efficient, meeting the safety standards set by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) the authoritative body for NHS best practices). It doesn’t require anesthesia, you can expect a shorter and less cumbersome recovery process with no restrictions on the day of treatment.

Latest Technologies in Plantar Fasciitis Treatment (Class IV laser, Radial or Focused Shockwaves

If appropriate for your specific case, we may introduce shockwave therapy into your treatment plan.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

Acoustic waves are generated by the Shockwave trigger.  These have biological effects which can help to:

  • Reverse chronic inflammation that is very common in bursitis and tendon injuries.
  • Stimulate collagen production, a vital substance in natural tissue repair.
  • Dissolution of calcium fibroblasts which are often part of the problem in ongoing tendon injuries and bursitis pain.

Is The Plantar Fasciitis Program Right For You?

This program may be the solution for you if:

  • Your are struggling with ongoing pain in your heel or sole of your foot.
  • Your pain is worse first thing in the morning and is slowing you down.
  • You are avoiding getting out and about for walks, and just want to get back to normal.
  • You have been told to have an injection and would like to avoid this.
  • You are worried that your pain isn’t getting better and it’s getting you down.
  • You have tried other treatments but the pain came back again.

About Us

Spine Plus Clinics were established Osteopath Robert Shanks (author of “Back Pain Decoded). We have been redefining treatment for back pain, neck pain, and other orthopaedic problems (including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and foot problems) for the past two decades, having established and run clinics in Essex and Central London (Harley Street).

We offer a multidisciplinary approach including Osteopathy, dry needling (Medical Acupuncture), MRI & Ultrasound scans, soft tissue & joint injections, shock wave therapy, Theraflex, LASER, TECAR Therapy…and our “legendary” neck and shoulder muscle release techniques!

We’re also one of the UK’s leading and most experienced providers of IDD Therapy, the gold standard in Spinal Disc Decompression for alleviating pressure on damaged, slipped and bulging discs in the spine capable of helping people avoid injections and surgery.

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Why Choose Spine Plus in Chigwell For Your Focused ShockWave Treatment

We have helped 1000s of patients just like you, get back to doing the things you love without pain or restriction, here’s what makes us different:

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Long Established Family Run Local Business

Established in 2000 our highly experienced and knowledgeable team have great relationships with GP’s & specialists in the local and London area.

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Convenient Opening Hours Including Late Evening & Saturdays

We understand how busy life can be trying to schedule appointments around work and family commitments, we offer a range of times: Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm | Saturdays: 9am – 5pm

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Free Parking On Site, Close to Tube / Train Stations & Bus Stops

All our clinics are located a short distance Underground, Train stations or local bus stops. All the clinics have customer parking on site.

Looking for (Focused) Shock Wave Therapy near East London or Essex?

Our  Clinic address is: Spine Plus Chigwell, 2a Oak Lodge Ave, Chigwell, London, IG7 5HZ

Serving the local communities of: Woodford GreenEppingTheydon BoisDebdenBuckhurst HillChigwellNazeingWaltham CrossHainaultNorth Chingford, Ivy Chimneys, Coopersale, High Beech, Barkingside, North Weald, Waltham Abbey, Chingford, Woodford, Woodford Bridge, Loughton, Ilford, Wanstead, Chigwell Row, Chadwell Heath, Walthamstow, Clayhall, South Woodford, Redbridge, Gants Hill, Snaresbrook, Leytonstone, Whipps Cross, Grange Hill, Abridge.


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Take the first step towards a healthier, pain-free life with Spine Plus.

Spine Plus Chigwell
2a Oak Lodge Ave
Essex, IG7 5HZ