How does Shockwave Therapy work?
Shockwave therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment of injured soft tissues, that stimulates the body’s natural healing process.
It can relieve pain and promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues.
Shockwave therapy uses high energy sound waves that passes through the body via a hand-held device, stimulating increased blood flow and growth hormones to the area, promoting new tissue growth.
The main benefits of Shockwave Therapy are pain relief and restoration of function.
I’ve been treated twice now at Preston’s for different issues and two different physios. Both times I’ve been listened to, helped, supported and encouraged. Both times I’ve had a really positive benefit for my injuries. If necessary I’ll be back but in the meantime if you’re looking for a very professional physio team Prestons Health is the place to go.
What does Shockwave therapy treat?
Shockwave therapy is used to treat a range of conditions, specifically chronic injuries that haven’t responded well to other forms of treatment.
Some Injuries that can be treated Include:
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Achilles Tendinopathy
• Tennis Elbow
• Golfer’s Elbow
• Patella Tendinopathy
• Bone injuries – Shin Splints (MTSS), Stress fractures and non-union fractures
• Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
• Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy
• Calcific Tendinopathy
Is There Clinical Evidence supporting the use of shockwave therapy?
In summary, shockwave therapy significantly reduced the pain that accompanies tendinopathies and improves functionality and quality of life. It has been stated that shockwave therapy has a 70% success rate for tendinopathies (Moya et al, 2018, Dedes et al 2018).
Our main clinic location is within David Lloyd Club in Thorpe Wood, Peterborough with a satellite clinic in Oundle School (students and staff only). Please contact us on 01733 565911 for more information on our clinic times & locations.
David Lloyd Club
Within David Lloyd Club,
Thorpe Wood Business Park,
Peterborough PE3 6SR
Health and Well-being Suite,
Within Oundle School Sports Centre,
Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4AB
Please contact our main site for appointments and further information.
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Tuesday : 8.15 - 6pm
Wednesday : 8.15 - 8pm
Thursday : 8.15 - 6pm
Friday : 8.15 - 6pm