Shockwave therapy is the gold-standard treatment for many soft-tissue and bone injuries, and it can speed up your healing and recovery. Shockwave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a revolutionary, clinically proven and highly effective treatment for chronic soft tissue injuries.
An extracorporeal shockwave is a non-invasive, nonelectrical: high energy sound wave that passes through the body via a hand-held probe. This innovative treatment speeds up the body's natural healing processes.
Conditions We Can Treat
Shockwave therapy is the perfect addition to our Sports Injury Clinic because it speeds up the healing of soft tissue injuries, including stubborn Plantar Fasciitis and tendon pains.
It also helps with:
What Are Shock Waves?
Shock waves are audible high-energy sound waves. In the medical world, shock waves have been used since 1980 to disintegrate kidney stones, for instance.
In modern pain therapy, we apply shock wave energy to painful body regions, where it exerts its curative action. Shock waves accelerate the healing process in the body. And they stimulate metabolism and improve blood circulation, so damaged tissue can regenerate and fully heal.
Many years of experience confirm that specific alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones – the root causes of your pain – are eliminated with this innovative therapy. If performed by qualified therapists – like those at Cornwall Physio, extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a highly effective procedure to treat pain with minimal risks or side effects.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Each therapy session takes between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on the condition we're treating. In general, an average of 3 to 5 treatments is necessary at weekly intervals. At Cornwall Physio, we consider your suitability for shockwave therapy when you attend a physiotherapy assessment. We then include shockwave therapy in our standard physiotherapy treatments.