Speed up recovery from painful tendon & ligament injuries with our advanced Shockwave Therapy, available in Central London. Proven to provide effective relief within 1 to 3 sessions for most patients.
Shockwave Therapy is an evidence-based procedure that uses audible high-energy sound waves, passed through the skin, to an injured tendon or ligament.
Shockwaves have been used in medicine to break down kidney stones. More recently, in musculoskeletal medicine, they are used to stimulate the metabolism and blood circulation to damaged tissue to encourage it to regenerate and heal. Essentially, this breaks up scar tissue within the injured tendon or ligament to enable it to re-heal without the scarring.
Up to 80% of patients report significant improvement in their symptoms after just 3 treatments sessions, with many reporting pain relief straight after their first treatment.
Most tendon problems throughout the body will benefit from shockwave therapy.
The most common are:
Extracorporeal refers to a medical procedure that is performed outside of the body (i.e. non-invasive). So Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) simply means Shockwave Therapy that is applied on the outside of the injured area.
You will usually need a course of 3-5 treatments. Treatments will take place 7-10 days apart.
Insurance companies including BUPA and AXA PPP will cover some sessions of Shockwave Therapy. Contact them directly for more information and to get a pre-authorisation code for treatment.
If your cover is with another provider, you may wish to liaise with them to establish if they will fund your Shockwave Therapy treatment.
Treatment takes place in one of our London based clinics. If your insurance company will not cover the costs of your Shockwave Therapy treatment, we offer competitively priced one off treatments. Or, for more value, we offer packages of 3 and 5 treatments. Full details can be found on our prices page.
You will be able to get up, leave the clinic and return to your normal activities immediately following the session. If you are experiencing an increase in pain, take some over-the-counter painkillers, like paracetamol, but not anti-inflammatories.
Refrain from high-intensity or aggravating activities for the first 48 hours. Your physiotherapist will advise you on when is best to resume your home exercise programme.
We accept self-referrals, referrals from physiotherapists and consultants/doctors.
For further information, or to book an appointment, contact us or book online now.
We usually call you back within the hour during normal working hours
We usually respond within the hour during normal working hours