Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy is an advanced physical therapy technique we use that employs sound waves to alleviate pain. Primarily effective for muscle and tendon injuries, this therapy also extends its benefits to a wide range of other medical conditions.

Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Shockwave Therapy non-invasive treatment that harnesses high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate tissue healing and offer significant pain relief. 

Tailored to address a spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions, including plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and calcific shoulder impingement. This therapy used at The Recovery Room represents a cornerstone of our commitment to advancing patient care with evidence-based treatments.

Our decision to integrate Shockwave Therapy into our array of treatments is driven by our dedication to improving client outcomes through non-surgical means. 

The therapy’s proven efficacy in accelerating recovery, combined with its excellent safety profile, resonates with our clinic’s mission to foster health and wellness.

At The Recovery Room clients receiving Shockwave Therapy will benefit from treatment plans, created to meet specific needs and conditions. 

The consistent, positive outcomes observed—marked improvements in mobility, pain reduction, and enhanced quality of life—underline the value of this therapeutic approach.

Our holistic care model ensures that each clients path to recovery is supported by a comprehensive strategy which may include physical therapy, personalised exercise regimens. 

Shockwave Therapy at The Recovery Room

By choosing this treatment, clients can experience a significant reduction in recovery time and avoid the risks associated with more invasive procedures. 

This method aligns seamlessly with the dynamic needs of athletes who prioritise minimal downtime and wish to return to their peak performance levels.

While the benefits of Shockwave Therapy are vast, it’s important to recognise that its success varies based on individual health profiles and specific injuries. 

As part of our holistic approach to sports rehabilitation, this therapy may be combined with other treatment modalities, including Sports Massage, Physical Therapy and lifestyle adjustments, ensuring a comprehensive strategy for optimal recovery. 

Our clinic remains at the forefront of sports rehabilitation, continuously integrating the latest advancements in Shockwave Therapy to enhance its effectiveness for various sports-related conditions. 

Common treatments

Shockwave Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Yes. It has NICE guidance for a large number of Indications and is used within the NHS Shockwave Therapy performed by qualified therapists at The Recovery Room.

Typically, our treatments will be 6 sessions over 6 weeks. Clinical trials show a 69% success rate and excellent clinical outcomes (no pain) with randomly selected patients. Other studies have reported higher success rates, best results will require normal strengthening alongside ESWT.

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.

Non-surgical solutions to persistent problems 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, left untreated, may affect your daily life. Shockwave is a non surgical, non-invasive treatment option for a wide variety of conditions with less downtime.

In having a long-term injury, many people think at surgery is their only option to get better, but there is risk involved and a long recovery time associated with this. “Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) offers two main advantages over traditional surgical methods; fewer potential complications, and a faster return to normal activity.

Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven, recognised by the top orthopaedic hospitals, and used by high-profile professional sports bodies.

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

Do not use anti-inflammatory medication or Ibuprofen as both may interfere with the body’s self-healing process.

Common indication Include:

Achilles Tendonitis, 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!).

The amount of treatment sessions will vary dependant on the type of shockwave used and conditions being treated. As a general rule 3-6 treatment sessions is advised. As this is encouraging the body to heal itself, your body will progress in the healing process even 23 months after treatment has stopped.

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.

Shockwaves can treat both long-term chronic conditions and newer injuries, there is a great deal of evidence to show that Shockwave Therapy can achieve great results even with historical conditions

What to Expect

First-time clients may wonder what to expect during a shockwave therapy session at The Recovery Room. 

  1. Assessment: We will conduct a thorough assessment to determine condition and the appropriate treatment plan.

  2. Treatment Session: The shockwave therapy session itself is relatively short, typically lasting 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated.

  3. Sensations: Clients may feel a pulsating sensation during the treatment, but it is generally well-tolerated.

  4. Post-Treatment Care: After the session, clients will receive guidance on post-treatment care and any necessary precautions.

Ready to experience the transformative benefits of Shockwave Therapy?

Take the first step toward faster healing, pain relief, and enhanced well-being.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment and unlock your body’s natural healing potential.

James Kirkpatrick

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