What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is an advanced modern technique for treating pain and injuries.
It was originally developed for urology, but in the last couple of decades it has shown its effectiveness at treating pain across a wide variety of applications, bringing pain relief after just a few treatment sessions.
Our osteopaths apply a specialist device to the skin, which delivers single acoustic pressure waves (called shockwaves) targeting the point of pain.
We employ it as a non-invasive alternative to surgery, steroidal injections and oral medication.
It is used when we’re treating chronic tendon and musculoskeletal injuries to help them heal quickly and effectively.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
Shockwave therapy activates a self-healing process at the point of pain by delivering a controlled, mechanical stress to injured tissues.
This helps to:
- Improve blood circulation to the treated area
- Reduce chronic inflammation
- Increase healing
- Reduce pain
Some of the many conditions that shockwave can treat include:
- Hip pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Achilles tendon, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow
- Calcified tendons
Is Shockwave Therapy Painful?
You may feel slight discomfort during the treatment, depending on how much pain you’re already experiencing in the area.
Obviously let us know if you are finding it too uncomfortable, but the treatment only lasts about 10-15 minutes, so most people are able to tolerate it.
At Origin Health, our osteopaths are fully trained in the use of shockwave therapy.
Please speak to us about the potential benefits of incorporating this technology into your tailored treatment plan.
More information on the science behind shockwave therapy.
£80 per session
Shockwave therapy is offered as an advanced treatment option within our osteopathic treatment services. Your osteopath will be happy to discuss this option with you during your consultation.