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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy is a safe an non invasive treatment aimed to treat and reduce pain in long-term chronic injuries.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy is the use of a medical grade machine to treat chronic (long term) pain & conditions which have failed to respond to physiotherapy or other conservative treatment options. It is a safe, painless and non -invasive method which uses sound waves targeted to damaged tissue. As a result, blood flow increases, stimulating cell regeneration and healing through localised inflammation. Shockwave therapy essentially restarts the body’s natural healing processes by stimulating inflammation to injured tissue. There are numerous research papers providing evidence supporting that there is a very high success rate in treating these chronic conditions as well as improved outcomes to those who have received surgery to treat the same condition. Through the use of shockwave you can avoid surgery, receive improved results, reduced pain, avoid exposure to infections and surgery with no down time required.  Shockwave has also been approved by the National Institute of Health & Care Excellence (N.I.C.E Guidelines)providing reassurance to you that you are accessing a safe and medically researched & backed Treatment.  Our ESWT Stortz Shockwave Machine by Venn Healthcare is the most technologically advanced & successful shockwave systems in the world and we are pleased to be able to offer you accessibility to this treatment option at our clinic. Some of their customers include several UK Athletics, Welsh Rugby Union, and many premier League Football clubs, as well as a wide range of Hospitals and private Healthcare clinics.

Shockwave can be used for the following conditions as well as improve range of motion and mobility (which has been proven under guided ultrasound) so as well as treat the following conditions, we can also introduce into our treatments for improving muscle tightness, mobility and trigger points/myofascial release work as an add on cost to your  treatment, at your request.

Some of the chronic (longterm) conditions we can treat with Shockwave are:

Plantar Fascitis

Achillies Tnedinopathy

(Tennis/Golfer Elbow)

Shoulder pain (Adhesive capsulitis/frozen shoulder)

Trochanteric (Hip) Bursitis

Knee pain (tendinopathies) to name a few

A recap of how Shockwave can Help you:

Faster Recovery: Shockwave therapy is known for its ability to accelerate the healing process. It stimulates blood flow and tissue regeneration, leading to quicker recovery times compared to conventional physiotherapy techniques.

Highly Effective for Chronic Conditions: It’s particularly effective for chronic musculoskeletal conditions that haven’t responded well to traditional treatments. Conditions like plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, and shoulder tendinitis often see significant improvement with shockwave therapy.

Non-Invasive and Safe: Unlike some surgical options, shockwave therapy is non-invasive. This aspect significantly reduces the risks associated with invasive procedures, such as infection or complications from anesthesia.

Reduces Pain: Shockwave therapy can provide immediate pain relief by disrupting pain signals and promoting the release of natural pain-inhibiting substances in the body. It’s effective in managing pain without the need for pain medication, which can have side effects.

Increases Mobility: By breaking down scar tissue and adhesions, shockwave therapy can enhance mobility and flexibility, which are often limited in chronic conditions.

Fewer Sessions Required: Typically, shockwave therapy requires fewer sessions compared to traditional physiotherapy. This can be more convenient and cost-effective in the long term, despite the higher per-session cost.

Drug-Free: Shockwave therapy is drug-free, which is particularly advantageous for patients who may have concerns about medication side effects or interactions. It offers a natural alternative to pain relief and healing without relying on pharmaceuticals.

May Prevent Surgery: In many cases, shockwave therapy can prevent the need for surgical interventions. By promoting tissue regeneration, reducing pain, and accelerating healing, it can be a viable alternative to surgery, especially for certain musculoskeletal conditions.


Contraindications (When Treatment is not suitable or precautions are made. All in all, shockwave is safe treatment but contraindications for this treatment include.

Impaired cognition

Foetus in treatment area


After radiotherapy <3-6months


Both Hannah & Adele have received specialist training on shockwave therapy ensuring we are   are certified and competent to perform your treatment.


Hannah Hopkins BSc (hons) : Sports Therapy

Hannah Hopkins BSc (hons) our Sports Therapist is a Gold member of the Sports Therapy Organisation & is fully endorsed. Hannah has extensive experience working with a range of individuals, from the general public to…

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Adele Callaghan – Sports Therapist

Adele has formed part of the medical team with Swansea City f.c for the last 14 years as Head Sports Therapist & Soft Tissue Specialist. Whilst at the club, Adele worked in league one, EFL…

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