NOW available in our central London clinic, Shockwave Therapy also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a highly effective form of treatment proven to provide rapid pain relief and recovery.

Shockwave Therapy is an evidence based
treatment that is non invasive and has the ability to treat chronic pain conditions without the need for injections, medications or surgery.

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is soundwaves that stimulate an inflammatory response within the muscle tissue that then triggers your own bodies natural response to healing the damaged tissue.

What is Evidence Based?

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) supports the use of Shockwave Therapy after conducting significant research. This is why it is so widely recommended by the NHS and private orthopaedic specialists as an effective form of treatment.

NICE found shockwave therapy significantly reduced pain and discomfort that accompanies tendion injuries. It greatly improves functionality and enables our patients to receive the highest level of patient care. It has been stated that shockwave therapy has a 70% success rate for tendion injuries.  (Moya et al, 2018, Dedes et al 2018)

What does it feel like?

The soundwaves of a shockwave machine feel like pulses on your muscle. This can be uncomfortable but our highly trained team of Osteopaths will ensure this is within your limits at all times.

What can you expect after the procedure?

Most people report no pain or discomfort at all in the injured muscle tissue. After a few hours there may be some discomfort felt and some redness and swelling.

You can usually help any post treatment discomfort with ice packs to reduce inflammation.

How many treatments do you need?

In Central London it’s usually advised to have 3 treatments on an area to gain maximum results. You may be asked to come back after 6-8 weeks for a follow up.

How much is it?

We charge £120 for Osteopathy and Shockwave Therapy combined.

We incorporate our osteopathy skills with the shockwave therapy. Treatment lasts around 30-40 minutes and you will receive expert osteopathic treatment to compliment your shockwave therapy session.

Conditions shockwave therapy can help are:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tennis and Golfers Elbow
  • Achillies Tendonitis
  • Rotator Cuff impingement
  • Anterior Knee pain (Patellar tendinopathy)
  • Hip pain (Gluteus medius tendiopathy or trochanteric bursitis)

If you’d like to book a shockwave therapy session with one of our osteopaths please click the online booking tab below and select First Osteopathy + Shockwave Therapy when booking in.

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