Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

A Smart & Non-Surgical Treatment for Tendinopathy

Are you looking for a treatment that will boost the regeneration and reparation process of your soft tissues? Shockwave therapy – a medically proven effective treatment for Tendinopathies – can accelerate your cell and tissue repair. NICE (National institute of clinical excellence) approved treatment method for various tendinopathies. We, at Southgate Physio Clinic, feel proud to launch this non-surgical treatment in our physiotherapy practice.

Shockwave Therapy

An Overview of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy, first practised in 1980, is a treatment applied in the field of physiotherapy, orthopaedics, urology, sports and veterinary medicine. It aids in mobility restoration and quick relief from pain. During the initial phase, it was used to break down kidney stones in a patient through ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy).
In this treatment, a shock wave device is used to release mechanical pressure waves that transmit in three dimensions, and develop an increase in pressure within few seconds.
Being a non-surgical therapy without the consumption of painkillers, it is the quintessential treatment for speeding up the cell restoration procedure and heal various symptoms.

An Insight into the Work Procedure of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy functions by implementing radial acoustic shockwaves to fuel self-healing. These shockwaves – are regulated through a unique device that dispenses high energy directly to the painful spots. The pressure from the shockwaves is carried to the tissue resulting in the formation of special micro-cavitation voids or bubbles. These bubbles spread, rupture and produce a force named resultant force, which propagates through the tissue and revitalize the cells and connective tissue repair.
By revitalizing these cells, the Shockwave therapy triggers the self-healing mechanism inside the body. As a bonus, it also tends to develop the metabolism and gives a boost to your blood circulation. With Shockwave therapy, you ensure a faster healing of your damaged tissues, as well as, its self-regeneration, along with an inflammatory response enabling the healing procedure to take effect.

This is How You can Make the Most of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy is implemented for curing the patients suffering from Tendinopathy and other musculoskeletal injuries. It is used as a remedy for common injuries like, Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis Elbow, Achilles tendinopathies, Rotator cuff tendonitis/calcification, Patellar tendinopathies, and trochanteric bursitis in the hip.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

The Shockwave therapy is increasingly proving its excellence in the field of physiotherapy. It offers a great mechanism to trigger the healing process and lowers pain during the restoration. Also, it is quite an effortless treatment, as the therapy lasts for nearly 10-15 minutes, per session. The treatment is carried out on a weekly basis and 3-4 sessions are typically enough for most patients.
To learn more about your Shockwave therapy, give one of our Physiotherapists at Southgate Physio clinic a call.