More about Shockwave

goPhysio offers one of the most effective solutions to resolving stubborn, long standing musculoskeletal injuries, Shockwave Therapy. At goPhysio, 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.

Why choose goPhysio?

Don’t just take our word for it, we have hundreds of happy patients willing to share their thoughts on their goPhysio experiences. You can read more reviews here.

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

– M. Chambers

When or who 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 viable 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 read on, as SWT could certainly help you.

Plantar Fasciitis
Achilles Tendinopathies
Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinopathies
Tennis Elbow
Golfer’s Elbow

Book an appointment

To start your road to recovery, contact us to book your appointment. Call 023 8025 3317 or book your appointment online.


What does Shockwave Therapy involve?
At goPhysio, we follow a strict protocol and guidelines to assess the suitability of SWT for your injury. If SWT will help you, treatment will start on your first session with us.

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?
Shockwave treatment is included in your appointment costs. If you have private medical insurance, such as Bupa, we have individual arrangements with insurance companies, so please contact us directly to discuss booking shockwave therapy.
What are the benefits of Shockwave treatment?
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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