Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy is a form of physical therapy that uses sound waves to treat pain. It’s typically used to treat muscle and tendon injuries, but also can be used to treat a number of other conditions.

Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Shockwave Therapy, a non-invasive treatment that utilises high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate tissue regeneration and provide significant pain relief. This innovative approach is specifically designed to tackle a wide array of musculoskeletal issues, including but not limited to plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and calcific shoulder impingement.

My decision to incorporate Shockwave Therapy into our treatment offerings stems from a deep-rooted commitment to enhancing care through evidence-based treatment methods. The therapy’s ability to expedite the healing process, coupled with its remarkable safety profile, aligns perfectly with our clinic’s philosophy of promoting health and well-being without the need for surgical intervention.

Clients who undergo Shockwave Therapy at The Recovery Room can expect a tailored treatment plan, designed to address their unique condition and individual needs. The results have been consistently positive, with many experiencing substantial improvements in mobility, a reduction in pain, and, ultimately, a better quality of life.

As part of our comprehensive care model, I ensure that each patient’s journey towards recovery is supported by a holistic approach that may include physical therapy, personalised exercise programs, and nutritional advice. My goal is not only to treat the symptoms but to empower my clients with the knowledge and resources they need to achieve lasting wellness.


How Shockwave Therapy Works

Shockwave Therapy has been gaining attention as a viable alternative to more invasive procedures like surgery for certain conditions.

Not only does it offer a quicker recovery time, but it also reduces the risks associated with surgical interventions, such as infections or complications from anesthesia. 

This makes it an attractive option for our clients looking for less invasive treatments with minimal downtime.

It’s essential to note that shockwave therapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution. 

The efficacy can vary depending on the condition being treated,  clients overall health, and the skill of administering the treatment. 

Therefore, a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan are crucial for achieving optimal results.



while shockwave therapy can be effective on its own, it is frequently part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may include medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes. 

This multi-disciplinary approach ensures that all aspects of the patient’s condition are addressed, thereby increasing the chances of successful treatment.

Additionally, the technology behind shockwave therapy continues to evolve, with ongoing research aimed at optimising the parameters of the treatment—such as frequency, intensity, and duration—to make it even more effective and versatile for various medical applications. 

At The Recovery Room, we are committed to staying at the forefront of non-surgical musculoskeletal rehabilitation. By integrating Shockwave Therapy and other advanced treatments into our practice, we are setting new standards in care, offering hope and healing to those who seek our help. 

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 During Treatment

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.

For newcomers to The Recovery Room, exploring Shockwave Therapy opens the door to a highly effective, non-invasive path towards healing. 

This advanced treatment modality stands out for its remarkable capacity to fast-track the healing process, alleviate pain, and significantly enhance overall wellness, positioning it as a cornerstone of our sports injury clinic’s comprehensive care offerings.

Choosing Shockwave Therapy at The Recovery Room is more than just a treatment decision; it’s an investment in unlocking your body’s innate ability to heal itself. 

We invite you to experience the impact of Shockwave Therapy and discover a renewed sense of well-being that transcends conventional treatment methods. 

Welcome to a place where healing begins, and your journey towards a pain-free, active lifestyle is our highest mission.

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.

Your journey to recovery starts here!

James Kirkpatrick
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