Do you suffer from:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Patella Tendinopathy
  • Or any other tendon injury?

Shockwave therapy is the only research proven electrotherapy to be effective.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Wave: The ‘shockwave’ is a pulse generated by compressed air which is converted into acoustic energy. The acoustic pulses are then transmitted via a dispersive wave into the tissue of the affected area.

Within therapeutic use, the wave is generated via a pneumatic system, resulting in the production of a radial (dispersive) wave. This differs from the Focussed waves which are used in Surgical Interventions and given their destructive nature are not appropriate for therapeutic use.

WHAT DOES THE WAVE DO?

Professor Tim Kratson states, that one of the strongest arguments for the use of shockwave in therapy is that it effectively takes the affected issue from a chronic state to an acute one. In doing so, this provides a stimulant or trigger to a ‘stalled’ repair sequence.

HOW?

It is suggested that the shockwave accounts for the following physiological effects:

PAIN REDUCTION – the pulses delivered to the tissue helps inhibit the transmission of the pain signal. This theory is based on Melzack and Wall’s (1965) Pain Gate Theory.

Shockwaves influence the tissue on a cellular level, promoting the release of pain inhibiting and inflammatory substances required for the healing process.

Shockwaves influence blood flow deep into the tissues, promoting tissue healing and regeneration.