Regeneration and reparative process

Shockwave therapy is a treatment used by your Chartered Physiotherapist to provide fast pain relief for a range of different painful musculoskeletal conditions. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
Shockwave is an acoustic wave, not electrical, which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. While the treatment may cause some discomfort/pain, it is typically well tolerated as treatment time is short.   

How It Works.

Shockwave works by creating a pro-inflammatory response. This means that the healing process can be accelerated by converting a chronic inflammatory condition into an acute inflammatory condition. By doing this, the following beneficial effects can be created: 

All of the above can lead to a reduction in pain and therefore increased function/mobility.   Common conditions that can be treated using shockwave therapy include but are not limited to:

Shockwave Therapy is not suitable for the following:
 – If you are pregnant
 – If you are taking antiplatelets/anticoagulants
 – If you have a blood clotting disorder
 – If you have cancer/cardiac pacemaker or other cardiac devise
 – If you have an infection in the injured area
 – If you have had steroid injection in the injured area in the last 12 weeks



1000-3000 shocks are administered per session, which last approximately 5-10 minutes. Your physiotherapist will administer your treatment based on best practice for individual conditions


Normally three treatments are necessary at weekly intervals for acute issues. For chronic conditions it is recommended to undertake 4 sessions.

If you would like to find out more about our Shockwave Therapy services why not get in touch today.