What is Shock Wave Therapy?
Shock Wave Therapy or Lithotripsy was first used as a method of powderising and dispersing kidney stones without the need for surgery. Over the last 10 years Shock Wave Therapy has been developed for us with Musculoskeletal Problems.
What Conditions Can Shock Wave Therapy Help?
Inflamed, swollen tendons such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis (Painful Heel or “Policeman’s Heel”)
- (Calcific) Achilles Tendinitis / Achilles Tendinopathy
- Patella Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
- Quadriceps Tendonitis
- Gluteal Tendinopathy
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow)
- (Calcific) Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy (of the supraspinatus, subscapularis, infraspinatus insertions)
- Chronic ligament strains
- Scar Tissue in muscles, ligaments and tendons
- Capsulitis (of the Shoulder)
- Muscle Strains Such as pulled muscles and Trigger Points
- Trochanteric Bursitis
- Shock Wave Therapy has also been used on certain back conditions such as Facet Joint capsulitis.
How Does Shock Wave Therapy Help These Conditions?
By breaking down scar tissues, stimulating circulation and the growth of new blood vessels and promoting better quality collagen growth thereby promoting repair of the injured tendons, muscles or ligament.
How Often Can I Receive Shock Wave Therapy?
It is important to allow the body time to recover and achieve the repair that Shock Wave Therapy stimulates between sessions. Therefore Shock Wave Treatments should be scheduled no less than 5 days apart, we usually recommend sessions to be once per week.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Most people start to feel improvement within 2 sessions and on average required 3 or 4 sessions. Some people require twice this amount.
My Local Hospital Charges £200 per Session For Shock Wave Therapy, Why Are You So Much Cheaper?
The reason why many private hospitals and clinics charge relatively high prices for Shock Wave Therapy probably dates back to when it used to be used for targeting kidney stones. This had to be done in an operating theatre, with nurses and consultants present, at that time the machines were also very expensive, hence the high tariff. When Shock Wave Therapy started to be used in an outpatients’ setting for common sports injuries, most hospitals carried on charging the same fees they had been charging for the kidney stone treatment. However, we believe in being transparent and making treatments affordable as possible. Shockwave Therapy for soft tissue injuries performed in our clinics is done so by a single practitioner which keeps our overheads down, a saving which we feel is only right to pass on to you as our client. We also offer treatment sessions involving Shock Wave Therapy combined with other treatments such as massage, dry needling etc. see below:
Our Full Shock Wave fees are as follows:
- Initial Assessment and 1st Treatment: £85 (45 mins)
- Follow Up Treatments: Radial Shock Wave Therapy per site, 2000-4000 shocks, (20 min appointment), £50.
- Extended Follow Up Treatment (Full Shock Wave Protocol): Radial Shock Wave Therapy (2000-4000 shocks) + D-actor (Shock Wave with vibration massage (2000-3000 shocks) + V-actor (vibration massage, no shockwave, 2000-3000 shocks). 30 min appointment, £70.
- Extended Follow Up Treatment (Shock Wave + Manual Therapy): Radial Shock Wave Therapy + Massage and or dry needling. 30 min appointment, £70.
- Extended Follow Up Treatment (Full Shock Wave Protocol + Manual Therapy): Radial Shock Wave Therapy (2000-4000 shocks) + D-actor (Shock Wave with vibration massage (2000-3000 shocks) + V-actor (vibration massage, no shockwave, 2000-3000 shocks) + Massage and or dry needling. 45 min appointment, £85.
From £50 – Call 0203 369 8577 to book an appointment or