SHOCKWAVE THERAPY - THE SAFE TREATMENT OPTION
Non-surgical solutions for persistent problems
Shockwave Therapy, or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive technology that delivers sound waves to afflicted areas of the body and aids recovery. Shockwave has become widely accepted in clinical practice for the treatment of chronic soft tissue injuries
Whether your injury, pain or chronic condition has been caused by the wear and tear of daily activities, exercise, pregnancy, ageing or accidents, musculoskeletal disorders and soft tissue injuries can be debilitating. Many people think that surgery is the only answer but are worried about taking such a risky step. At LifePlus we take a low-impact, non-surgical route, which allows for speedy recovery.
History of Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy was first created in the 1970's and was initially used as a treatment method for kidney stones. This method meant more and more people were avoiding the need for a painful, invasive surgery, and the same goes for musculoskeletal conditions today.
Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven
Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven, recognised by the top orthopaedic hospitals and used by high profile professional sports bodies.
What are shockwaves?
Shock waves are high-energy, audible sound waves which are transmitted to the affected area to accelerate healing by increasing blood flow, putting cells into repair mode. Shockwave has an analgesic effect and stimulates repair and regeneration.
Radial or Focused Shockwave Therapy
Shockwaves can be either focused or radial. Focused shock waves are used in the treatment of deeper areas approx. 5cm. Radial shockwaves target conditions nearer the surface of the body. Our physiotherapists will decide the best for you depending on your condition.
Is Shockwave Therapy safe?
Yes! Shockwave has NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidance for a large number of indications. Shockwave Therapy performed by qualified physiotherapist is a largely risk-free and side-effect-free method of treating musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain.
Is Shockwave painful?
Focused Shockwave is not painful at all. You should feel that something is happening but it is more of a sensation. Radial Shockwave you may feel slight discomfort to begin with. However, the treatment is delivered with a low amount of energy at first, which is increased as you get used to it. Shockwave Therapy creates an analgesic effect, many patients report an immediate relief following shockwave therapy. If you experience pain after treatment you may use ordinary prescription-free pain killers. Do not use anti-inflammatory medication or apply ice on the treated area as both may interfere with the body’s self-healing process.
What can be treated?
Achilles tendon and heel
Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
Knee and shin
Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)
Tibial edge syndrome (shin splints)
Elbow and Arm
Epicondylitis (tennis or golfer elbow)
Shoulder and Neck
Periarticular shoulder pain
Chronic neck and shoulder pain
Tendinosis Calcarea (calcific tendinitis)
Dorsalgia (chronic back pain)
*Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)
Peyronie's Disease (Penile Curvature)
*Proven clinical long-term results with a more than a 70% success rates
How long does it take?
The treatment lasts between five and ten minutes, depending on the condition. On average, three to six sessions are required. You will require a full assessment to determine the number of treatments you will need.
What's the success?
It depends on the condition. Statistics show over 90 percent of patients experience a reduction in their pain. The overall success rates for all indications ranges between 60% to 80% depending on the conditions treated.
What about old injuries?
It can treat both long term chronic conditions and newer injuries, there is a great deal of evidence to show that Shockwave can achieve great results even with historical conditions.
What does Shockwave Therapy costs?
A full consultation with an experts is recommended.
From £99.00 Shockwave Therapy
Physio & Shockwave Package £960.00 for 6 sessions
What Shockwave Therapy devices are the best?
LifePlus Clinics use the latest technology from Storz Medical AG, Storz medical have the most advanced shockwave therapy devices, investing the most into research and development and keeping their users updated and trained to the highest level.