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Shockwave Therapy

goPhysio is delighted to introduce one of the most effective solutions to resolving stubborn, long standing musculoskeletal injuries, to the clinic. Hampshire Shockwave Therapy provides a unique combination of our injury assessment and treatment skills, with the latest shockwave treatment technology, to help you recover from your stubborn injury. It is a genuine alternative to corticosteroid injections and even surgery. 

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy (SWT) has been shown to be beneficial in treating a wide range of soft tissue injuries, which have been resistant to more traditional forms of treatment. These include injuries such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinopathies, Calcific Tendonitis of the shoulder, Tennis and Golfer's Elbow. 

The shockwave machine, produces ‘energy waves’ which are targeted to the injured tissues, bringing about it’s beneficial effects. It is a mechanical wave, not an electric one. The mechanical waves kicks off inflammation in the area. In turn, the body responds by increasing blood flow to that area which accelerates the body’s own natural healing process. The shock waves can also break down injured tissue and calcifications.

Shockwave Therapy stimulates the body’s natural healing process in ‘delayed, slow to heal’ conditions, kick starting the healing process, getting you better quicker.

Who is Shockwave Therapy for?

SWT is a well known treatment for injuries to the soft tissues, muscles and tendons. It is particularly effective in the treatment of longer term injuries, that have failed to respond to other treatments, and is a viable alternative to cortisone steroid injections and surgery.

According to The National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE), there are specific conditions that may respond best to SWT. NICE’s remit is to make recommendation on various treatments that have been evidenced and backed by substantial research. For SWT, we have six conditions with such guidelines in place.

If you have been suffering with any of these conditions for some time and if they’ve failed to improve with other treatments, then read on, as SWT could certainly help you.

  1. Plantar Fasciitis
  2. Achilles Tendinopathies
  3. Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
  4. Shoulder Tendinopathies
  5. Tennis Elbow
  6. Golfer’s Elbow 

What are the benefits of having Shockwave Therapy?

For the best outcomes with SWT treatment, it is important that your injury or condition is correctly diagnosed. Following this, the most effective, suitable and individualised treatment plan for you should be started, ensuring you receive the right treatment at the right time, to speed your recovery. 

Shockwave Therapy can be a realistic alternative to steroid injections or surgery. 

There are many benefits to having Shockwave Therapy, including:

  • It’’s non-invasive (not like surgery)
  • No anaesthetic is required
  • No medication is required
  • It’s a safer alternative to steroid injections or surgery
  • It’s a quick treatment, just 30 minute appointments per session.
  • On average 3-6 sessions are normally required.
  • There are fewer complications than injections or surgery
  • You can be virtually painless after treatment 

What does Shockwave Therapy involve?

At goPhysio, we follow a strict protocol and guidelines to assess the suitability of SWT for your injury. If SWT will help you, treatment will start on your first session with us. 

Each session will be tailored to your individual needs and goals, but as a guide your first session will be 45 minutes including a full injury assessment, diagnosis and your first SWT treatment.

What will happen during a SWT treatment? 

  • The SWT machine has a hand held device, which delivers kinetic energy. This is converted into a mechanical shock wave delivered to the target tissue through the skin. Some gel may be used on your skin.
  • During the treatment, we will deliver a set number of shock wave energy pulses to your injured area.
  • You may find the initial few minutes a little sore, until your body starts to release endorphins (your body’s natural pain killer) and then you should experience a dull, soothing, numbing effect in the painful area.
  • The overall treatment will last between 15 - 20 minutes, during which we’ll also give you injury advice and exercises to further help your recovery.
  • It is recommended that you have one SWT session a week.  A total of 3-4 sessions is normally needed for mild cases, 6 or more may be needed for longer term, more severe injuries.
  • Feedback from other patients who’ve had SWT is that the treatment feels very specific to the problem area i.e. “it’s right on it”, “it’s getting right to it”, “I can feel it doing it’s job”.
  • Following the SWT treatment session, there can be an ongoing sensation of healing between treatments. This is perfectly normal. 

How do I book Shockwave?

If you think Shockwave Therapy could help you, and you aren't already seeing us at goPhysio, you'll need to book in for an injury assessment. This 45 minute appointment will involve a thorough assessment of your injury, confirming the diagnosis and evaluating whether SWT would be the right treatment for you.

The cost of this appointment is £68. If you proceed with SWT, this fee is waived and you can purchase a SWT Treatment Package. You will receive your first SWT treatment in that initial appointmnet. If SWT isn't right for your injury, you will be advised accordingly and your Therapist will discuss a recovery plan with you. 

To book your first appointment, you can give us a call on 023 8025 3317. 

How much does Shockwave Treatment Cost? 

Initial Appointment - 45 minutes £68*

Shockwave 3 Pack - 3 x 30 minute shockwave appointments £270

Single Additional Shockwave - 30 minute shockwave appointment** £99 

PAYG Shockwave - 30 minute shockwave appointment £149

*This fee will be waived if you proceed to purchase the Shockwave 3 Pack 

**You can purchase single additional shockwave sessions individually if you have already had 3 Shockwave Therapy sessions, but may not need an additional 3 Pack.

What next?

  1. Free Report If you would like more information about SWT, you can request a free report, full of information about SWT and the conditions it can help. Click here to request your free report. 
  2. Free Online Assessment If you aren't sure whether SWT will help your injury, click here to complete a simple, free, 5 minute assessment. From your answers, goPhysio’s Clinical Director and Physiotherapist Paul, will assess your suitability for SWT. You will receive feedback on the results of the assessment. If you’d like to find out more following your assessment results, you can schedule a brief follow-up phone call with Paul to discuss the proposed solution for your injury. 
  3. Want to get started now? Call us on 023 8025 3317 and book your first appointment. We'll aim to offer you an appointment within 24 hours. 

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