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.
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.
Sessions last approximately 10 minutes and should be around seven days apart. Research recommends 3-6 sessions; however, our clinicians will guide you.
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.