The UK’s Leading Orthopaedic Shockwave Clinic
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is the most advanced, non-invasive medical treatment for patients with chronic orthopaedic conditions and those in urgent need of pain relief or requiring accelerated rehabilitation from injury.
Originally used in the 1980’s to break up kidney stones, without the need for surgery, the latest models have been adapted to treat a variety of conditions, from severe tendon and ligament problems, fusing fractured or broken bones, through to all the main conditions, treated by physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic practices. We have invested six figure sums in the latest technology, which should not be confused with lower end technology often used in cosmetic or some physio practices.
Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy works by emitting high level acoustic energy waves similar to the shocks felt from a volcano or an aeroplane breaking through the sound barrier. This is targeted at the treatment area, with only a minor discomfort and significantly less than a visit to the dentist.
This treatment triggers a series of natural healing and regenerative effects. The health of our bodies is based on blood circulating through every fibre of our bodies. Shockwave therapy causes a micro trauma which instigates the body to create new blood vessels (angiogenesis) and new nerve tissues (neurogenesis). It also clears existing scar tissue and calcification from the treatment site and signals stem cells to repair and replace damaged cells. Within this healthier environment Shockwave therapy stimulates the repair of ligaments, tendons, and bones.