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Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment option in orthopaedic and rehabilitation medicine. The term Shockwave refers to mechanical pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body. In modern pain therapy, Shockwave energy is conducted from the point of origin to the painful body regions, where it applies its healing capacities. Shockwave can provide the following benefits:

·         Mechanical Stimulation

·         Increased blood flow

·        Increase in cellular activity

·        Transient pain relieving effect on afferent nerves

·        Break down of calcific deposits

Once of the strongest arguments for the use of shockwave in therapy is that it effectively takes a tissue from a more chronic to a more acute state, and in doing so, provides a stimulus (trigger) to a stalled repair sequence.

The main body of evidence supporting this treatment covers:

·         Plantar fasciitis

·         Achilles tendinopathy

·         Patellar tendinopathy

·         Tennis and Golfers Elbow

·         Biceps tendinopathy

·         Supraspinatus tendinopathy (shoulder)

·         Trochanteric bursitis (hip)

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY - A highly effective treatment of tendon-related pain.

To find out if Shockwave would suit you, call 0117 973 8319 or email info@bristolphysiotherapyclinic.co.uk

Who Supports Shockwave?

The NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) are the government health watchdog. They offer guidelines on Shockwave Therapy.

Read the NICE Guidelines here:

Where Can You Receive This Treatment?

At our Redland Clinic - Click here for further details