What is Shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment which works by delivering
mechanical energy to the targeted area (e.g. tendon, muscle or bone) in order
to increase blood flow, stimulate nature healing and cell regenerative and
How does it work?
When painful conditions (such as tendon problems) are ongoing from longer
than 12 weeks the body’s nature healing process can become ‘stagnant’.
Shockwave therapy stimulates blood flow and oxygen to the local area and
encourages the body to restart the healing process.
Does it have any side effects?
Shockwave therapy is non invasive and therefore has very minimal side effects.
The treatment can be uncomfortable at times, however, each treatment burst
lasts only a few minutes at a time and most people describe this as very
Could Shockwave help me?
If you have tendon pain, which has been present for longer than 12 weeks,
then you are likely to benefit from Shockwave therapy treatment. Shockwave
is good for Plantar Fasciitis (Fasciopathy), Achilles/Patella/Hip flexor/Gluteal
tendinopathy, Rotator cuff pain, Tennis elbow, Golfer’s Elbow.
Shockwave can also be used to treat shin splints (MTSS) and Stress fractures.
How many sessions do I need?
Research suggests that most people need between 3-6 sessions. The treatment
works best if the sessions are no more than 7-10days apart so it is best to book
the sessions in advance to ensure the most optimal treatment can be
What is the success rate?
The success of Shockwave has been published in many research studies and it
has been concluded that Shockwave is an excellent treatment option for
chronic tendon pains, as long as this is combined with appropriate exercises to
maintain improvements and strengthen local muscles appropriately. Your
physiotherapist will help you with a guided, specific exercise programme to
provide you with the most optimal treatment package.
Is there anything I should not do after shockwave treatment?
It is advisable to NOT take anti-inflammatory medication following shockwave
treatment, this is because the shockwave therapy will encourage a naturally
positive healing process (including natural inflammation) so we don’t want an
anti-inflammatory tablet to counteract this effect.
Need more information?
If you have any questions or want to find out more please don't hesitate to contact us.
Shockwave therapy can offered at both our Rugby and Coventry clinics and all of our therapist have received specialist training.
If you would like to view and book now appointments you can do so online,by calling 01788331570 or emailing us at email@example.com.