Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave (ESWT) Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), also abbreviated as Shockwave Therapy, is used in our Twickenham clinic and is clinically proven to treat a wide range of injuries. Our clinicians have over 15 years of experience using Shockwave Therapy to get you back to being pain-free.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Shockwave (ESWT) Therapy process?

ESWT is a non-invasive and safe treatment that will cause micro-trauma to your tissues to restart the healing process and provide a window of opportunity for your body to heal.


Your clinician will discuss and plan your treatment as we need to ensure that there is a suitable rehabilitation plan working in conjunction with this to ensure a full recovery.

What Can It Do?

Reduces Inflammation
Acoustic energy is delivered to the tissues in your body to reduce inflammation.


Increases Vascularisation
There is an increase in blood supply which improves oxygenation of the treated area.


Improves Recovery
Shockwave Therapy boosts the repair process by increasing the production of collagen fibres.

What To Expect

Sessions last approximately 15 minutes and should be around seven days apart. Research recommends 3-6 sessions; however, our clinicians will guide you.


Pain Levels
The treatment can be painful, but you generally experience a reduction in pain levels, which can be felt for a few hours after the session. Unfortunately, this will not last and you might experience a post-treatment increase in pain which may last from a few hours to a few days depending on the area being treated and presentation of your symptoms.

What Areas Does It Treat?


Achilles Tendinopathy




Hamstring Tendinosis

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome



Tennis Elbow

Golfer's Elbow



Patella Tendinopathy

Osgood Schlatter Disease



Trigger Finger

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome



Subacromial Pain Syndrome

Rotator Cuff Tendinosis

Meet The Clinicians

Patients Stories

Dana Jamieson
Dana Jamieson
I have been attending Move Physio for a few months, initially for physio with Lucy in relation to a knee injury, and then for Pilates (an assessment, then 3 x one to one sessions, and now classes twice a week). Lucy is an excellent physio and I couldn’t rate her more highly in terms of her expertise, knowledge, treatment methods and approach. And she is lovely as well! The Pilates sessions have been amazing and have been so good for my CrossFit training (which has improved considerable since I started doing them) and general mobility and well being. The space is also lovely and very welcoming, and with a maximum of four in a class there is so much individual attention. So pleased I started coming to Move!
Damian Tillson
Damian Tillson
Great physio practice, from the lovely reception staff through to the very knowledgeable and professional practitioners. I've been seeing Lucy for rehab following a neck injury and not only did each session make a noticeable difference, but the detailed exercises she gave me are really helping me get back to full fitness, and beyond (I hope!) Each exercise emailed with instructions and examples so I know I'm doing them correctly. Hopefully I won't need to go there again, but I highly recommend them if you do.
Taryn Druce
Taryn Druce
Outstanding physiotherapy, I tried another one previously but got nowhere with my injuries, I wouldn't bother going anywhere but here again! Lize created a totally tailored program which fixed my issues and now I'm back running long distances which I didn't think was possible - so thank you Lize! This calibre of physio is life-changing, I've already recommended to a family member and would 100% recommend to any one!
vanita kanda
vanita kanda
Highly recommend the centre as it helped with my recovery which no other physio centre has. Lucy is really an amazing Physiotherapist.
Dan Lever
Dan Lever
I had an ACDF surgery back in May this year. Patrick has been essential in facilitating my recovery though a combination of treatment, strength building and advice, helping me get back to being pain-free after over 2 years issues. I'm now back to running and lifting weights again just 5 months after the neck fusion surgery and I could not be more delighted with my progress. I'm lucky I discovered Move Physio and would thoroughly recommend them! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Andrew Gallagher
Andrew Gallagher
These guys have been brilliant. Having a bad ankle injury and prolonged problems, surgery was then followed by rigorous physio over months. I did as directed and, whilst before I feared I would not be able to play my favourite sports again, I am now back running, playing squash, cricket, golf ,etc. From Patrick to Arran and team, many thanks. Also, and not forgetting, the wonderful front office team, including, amongst others, Paula. Always friendly and encouraging, efficient and responsive Paula and the front office set the tone for a professional, helpful, thoroughly positive experience. Thank you everyone. I am now a regular and feel 15 years younger, at least. Andrew
Sandra Sabbatino
Sandra Sabbatino
I injured my right leg over summer, I was really struggling and thought it was my meniscus and that I had put myself out of running in the Half Parks. I booked in to see Mike Delbridge at Move Physio and I’m so glad I did, the massage and strengthening exercises got me up and running again after the first treatment.I had a few treatments and can honestly say that without this treatment and advice I wouldn’t have been able to run let alone complete the half marathon in 2h 20min !Very knowledgeable advice and just all round great service and a friendly atmosphere, highly recommend !
Louw van Buuren
Louw van Buuren
I've been to Move for various injuries/niggles over the past few years. The entire Move team & and specifically Lize who treated me - have been excellent. They not only help to heal the injury, but also educate you on underlying causes and how to fix faulty movement patterns or inflexibility that lead to the issues. Highly recommended!
natasha settelen
natasha settelen
I have been attending move physio for nearly three years. I am a wheelchair user and move have been exceptional at catering to my needs. Specifically, Emer who has helped to improve my mobility. Move has helped me lead a more comfortable and happier life which I am very grateful for.
Giovanni Berto
Giovanni Berto
On top of the thorough and incredible deep tissue massage I got from Emer, her knowledge, ability to assess and provide additional exercises for specific forgotten muscles were the main reason for fixing my posture. Emer perfectly represents the whole staff’s comrade and communication to where you feel like a regular even though it’s your first time! Thanks so much Emer and the team at Move !