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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

It’s safe to say Shockwave Therapy has taken the physiotherapy world by storm and we are proud to be able to now offer it at the Back & Body Clinic.

Shockwave therapy, is a clinically proven and highly effective treatment for chronic soft tissue injuries. Shockwave uses high energy sound waves to produce a rapid increase in blood circulation, break down scar tissue and kick-start the inflammatory process.

This triggers the body into restarting a ‘stalled’ healing process. All resulting in a reduction in pain and improving function.

Shockwave is a non invasive, safe alternative to injections or surgery for really chronic injuries. It is ideal for those who don’t seem to be able to get rid of their pain despite every effort. Shockwave Therapy may be the answer!

What Does Shockwave Therapy Treat?

New evidence is being released all the time showing the powerful effects Shockwave Therapy has on an ever growing repertoire of conditions. The list below are some of the common conditions that have been shown to improve greatly following a course of shockwave therapy:

Shockwave has now been recognised and recommended by NICE (UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) which has thrown this modality to the forefront in treating many chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Can Shockwave help your injury?

Feel free to get in touch either by email or phone, our therapists will happily advise you and give you all the information you need.

How good is Shockwave Therapy?

There is new evidence being released every month highlighting the amazing effects this cutting edge technology has on patients. Most recent research suggests that after only 3 or 4 treatments of shockwave therapy, over 80% of patients report a reduction of pain and improvement in function/hobbies.

If you would like to read even more about the amazing effects shockwave therapy has had for so many individuals in recent years; the team at Chattanooga have put together a document highlighting all the clinical evidence to support the use of this state-of-the-art technology:

How does Shockwave work?

Some of the effects relate to an increase in local blood flow which has been clearly evidenced. It is also been shown that the beneficial effects are also partly due to a stimulation of an inflammatory response. Therefore enhancing tissue repair responses.

Increasing blood flow and stimulating an inflammatory response are common effects of many treatments found in the physiotherapy world. However the way Shockwave effects an individual’s scar tissue really sets it ahead of many other treatment options. Unlike normal elasticated tissue, scar tissue is non-elastic and will prevent normal movement and function. By breaking down scar tissue, shockwave therapy will stimulate recovery and promote normal healing.

Another strong argument as to why shockwave therapy is so effective is because it stimulates a persistent tendinopathy (soft tissue injury) from a chronic non-effective inflammatory state to an acute effective inflammatory state. This provides the stimulus/trigger one’s body needs to restart a ‘stalled’ repair sequence.

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