Shockwave Therapy

What is it?

Shockwave helps decrease muscle tension, tendinitis and spasms.

This new technique of treatment is being offered at The Stourbridge Physiotherapy Practice by qualified physiotherapists. The physiotherapist will advise the right treatment to suit your symptoms and give advice.

How does it work?

A shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots.

The shockwaves are characterised by a jump change in pressure, a high amplitude and non-periodicity. It uses high-intensity pressure waves that interact with the tissues of the body. The affected area is stimulated to kick start the tissues into repairing itself.

As the injured area returns to normal, functionality is restored and pain is relieved.

Who will benefit?

Main fields of application are orthopaedics, rehabilitation and sport medicine.

Common symptoms:

  • Acupuncture points
  • Trigger points
  • Myofascial
  • Painful shoulder (Impingement syndrome calcification)
  • Iliotibal band syndrome
  • Tennis elbow / Golfers elbow (radial/ulnar epicondylitis)
  • Pain in groin
  • Pain in the hamstring
  • Tibia edge syndrome (shin splints)
  • Jumper knee (Patella tendinitis)
  • Heel spur
  • Achillodynia (Achilles tendinitis)
  • Plantar-fasciitis

Benefits of shockwave therapy treatment

  • Clinical studies report success rate above 75%
  • Non-invasive solution for chronic pain in your shoulder, back, heel, knee or elbow
  • No anaesthesia required, no drugs
  • No side effects

Appointments

Shockwave treatment lasts for approximately 10-15 minutes and is part of a half hour treatment session. The remainder of the session will be taken up with other physiotherapy and rehabilitation interventions.

You will be advised to how many treatments you will need by the physiotherapist.

Please inquire at reception for further details on this type of treatment or to make an appointment.

Shockwave treatment is recognised by the NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guidelines.

Further information can be found on:

www.nice.org.uk