Shockwave or extra corporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is when mechanical pressure waves are passed into the tissue using a special device.
This produces a physiological response in the tissue causing increased blood flow and therefore increases the metabolism in the injured tissue. This essentially causes an enhanced tissue repair response.
Evidence suggests that ESWT takes the tissue from a chronic to a more acute state. This can be described as “kick starting” the healing process by stimulating the tissue from its stalled healing state.
The National Institute of Clinical Effectiveness endorses the use of ESWT for some slow healing musculoskeletal conditions. It has been found to be most beneficial for long standing tendon injuries.
ESWT is most effective when delivered as a course of treatment of 3 to 6 sessions. It has much less benefit as a one off treatment. Shockwave is suitable for use with most people.
If you require further information on Shockwave then please get in touch
Conditions commonly treated with ESWT are:-
- TENNIS & GOLFERS ELBOW
- PATELLAR TENDINOPATHY
- Plantar Fasciitis
- achilles tendinopathy
- Hamstring Tendinopathy
- Shoulder Tendinopathies
- Greater Trochanteric Pain
In the hip/gluteal tendinopathy
- muscle strains
- Trigger points
This list is not exhaustive.
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You can find us on Westburn Road at the traffic lights on the corner of Watson Street.
We are opposite Victoria Park and Cornhill Hospital. If you are travelling here by car, there is ample on street metered parking close to the practice on both Watson Street and Cornhill Road. If you are coming via bus, numbers 8 & 59 pass the practice and many alternative routes pass close by via Rosemount Place and Berryden Road.
|Monday||8.45am - 7.30pm|
|Tuesday||8.45am - 8.00pm|
|Wednesday||8.45am - 4.00pm|
|Thursday||8.45am - 7.30pm|
|Friday||8.45am - 4.00pm|