Shockwave Therapy in Wallington


What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a proven clinically non-surgical treatment working to target specific damaged tissues by delivering impulses of localised energy. Shockwave therapy forces your body to make new tissue cells within the damaged area, breaks down injured tissues and calcifications, accelerating the body’s own natural healing mechanism.

How does Shockwave Therapy work?

Shockwave therapy assists in increasing blood flow to the area of your injury. Shockwave therapy has two main modes of process.

1. Shockwaves work on desensitising nerve endings, which often give immediate pain reduction.

2. Shockwaves cause controlled micro-trauma to the tissues, which encourage the body to respond by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the affected area to accelerate the body’s own healing response.

Shockwave Therapy can be helpful for conditions such as:

  • Plantar Fascitis

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Patella Tendinopathy

  • Calcific Tendonitis

  • Achilles Tendinopathy

Is Shockwave Therapy Painful?

Shockwave Therapy can be painful, however, your Osteopath will start off on a low setting to determine tolerance to the treatment.  Ideally, the higher the power setting is on the Shockwave it has been shown to provide more immediate and effective pain relief. However, we will always work to what is tolerable for you.