More about Shockwave
At goPhysio, we offer one of the most effective treatments to help resolve stubborn, long standing injuries, Shockwave Therapy (SWT).
We provide a unique combination of injury assessment and treatment skills, with the latest shockwave technology, to help you recover from stubborn injuries, fast.
It is a safe and effective alternative to corticosteroid injections and even surgery.
Unlike many other clinics, we don’t charge extra for Shockwave, the treatment is included in your appointment fee.
Why choose goPhysio?
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The entire team at goPhysio is highly professional and genuinely cares and is committed to getting you pain-free and getting you back to doing what you love. I would encourage anyone to get in touch for a shockwave consultation and know you will be in first-class hands
When does Shockwave help?
SWT is a well-known treatment for injuries to the soft tissues, muscles, and tendons. It is particularly effective in the treatment of longer-term injuries, that have failed to recover with other more traditional treatments. It is a realistic alternative to cortisone steroid injections and surgery.
If you have been suffering from any of these conditions for some time and if they’ve failed to improve with other treatments, then SWT could certainly help you.
What does Shockwave Therapy involve?
Each session will be tailored to your individual needs and goals, but as a guide your first session will be 45 minutes including a full injury assessment, diagnosis and your first SWT treatment. We incorporate shockwave treatment alongside our other treatments at no extra charge.
What will happen during a SWT treatment?
The SWT machine has a handheld device, which delivers kinetic energy. This is converted into a mechanical shock wave delivered to the target tissue through the skin. Some gel may be used on your skin. During the treatment, we will deliver a set number of shock wave energy pulses to your injured area. You may find the initial few minutes a little sore until your body starts to release endorphins (your body’s natural pain killer) and then you should experience a dull, soothing, numbing effect in the painful area.
The overall treatment will last between 15 – 20 minutes, during which we’ll also give you injury advice and exercises to further help your recovery.
It is recommended that you have one SWT session a week. A total of 3-4 sessions is normally needed for mild cases, 6 or more may be needed for longer-term, more severe injuries.
Feedback from other patients who’ve had SWT is that the treatment feels very specific to the problem area i.e. “it’s right on it”, “it’s getting right to it”, “I can feel it doing its job”. Following the SWT treatment session, there can be an ongoing sensation of healing between treatments. This is perfectly normal.
How much does Shockwave Treatment Cost?
Unlike many other clinics, at goPhysio shockwave treatment is included in your appointment costs. We will use it as part of your treatment program alongside other ways, to ensure you get the best recovery.
What are the benefits of Shockwave treatment?
There are lot’s of benefits of Shockwave Therapy for stubborn, longstanding injuries. It really can be a realistic alternative to injection therapy or surgery for certain conditions. They include:
- It’s non-invasive (not like surgery)
- No anaesthetic is required
- No medication is required
- It’s a safer alternative to steroid injections or surgery
- It’s a quick treatment, it just takes 5-8mins of actual shockwave application per session.
- On average 4-7 sessions are normally required
- There are fewer complications than injections or surgery
- It numbs the pain quickly and you can be virtually painless after the treatment
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