Shockwave London

Shockwave Therapy Specialist in London – Sports Physio offering shockwave therapy appointments in London; Shockwave covered by AXA, BUPA, WPA, ALLIANZ, and other health insurances.

Are you struggling with chronic problems such as tendinitis or soft tissue injuries? Have you tried all other treatment options? Are you eager to get back to work, hobbies, or sports pain-free? Then here is why you should consider shockwave therapy.

Shockwave Therapy London, the most effective treatment for tendinitis, MSK condition and other chronic soft tissue pain.

Shockwave therapy is an effective, clinically proven and N.I.C.E recognised for the treatment of chronic soft tissue injuries. Originally, shockwave therapy was used as a treatment to break down kidney stones. Now days and following many studies that has shown a amazing 91% success rate for treatment of tendinitis and other chronic pain, it’s widely used by physiotherapists, osteopaths, podiatrists to treat different conditions involving tendons, muscles, and even bones.

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Shockwave Therapy in London with our specialised sports physiotherapist in Clapham

The physiotherapist applying shockwave treatment to our patients during their shockwave therapy appointment in our London practice has many years and training in treating all kind of tendonitis whether it is on amateur or professional athletes as well as patients who doesn’t do sports. Our Shockwave Therapist will first do a thorough assessment of your painful area before doing any shockwave treatment in order to make sure that it is the appropriate treatment for your condition and also to create a specific shockwave treatment plan to heal your injury in the fastest, safest and more efficient manner. You will be treated with the same shockwave device that professional soccer players are being treated for their injury, which is one of the best shockwave therapy machines on the market.

So, if you have suffered for too long, look no further: Shockwave therapy is your treatment of choice.

We offer Shockwave Therapy appointment at our Clapham Practice in London

Despite having 4 Physiotherapy Clinics in London: Monument, Clapham and Belgravia near Victoria station. Our Shockwave Therapy Clinic is at our Clapham Practice which 1 minute walk from Clapham common station on Clapham High Street

Shockwave therapy Clapham @ the light centre: 151-153 Clapham High St, London SW4 7SS

How to Book a Shockwave Therapy Appointment in London?

To book your Shockwave Therapy session in London you can Book Online using the button on this page and choose “initial shockwave”, call: 0207 125 0262 / Text 0782 455 3765, Or use our call back form on the right of this page.

Shockwave Therapy London covered by Health Insurances. We are recognized by BUPA, AXA Cigna, Allianz and WPA registered and covered by Allianz

Our shockwave treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

To book Shockwave, choose Clapham Common Location

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

If you wish more in-depth information about Shockwave Therapy in London read the article below

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What is Shockwave Therapy London? All you need to know about shockwave therapy in London

In this article below, you will learn:

  1. How does shockwave therapy work?

  2. How much does a shockwave therapy session cost in London?

  3. How often should I do Shockwave Therapy session

  4. How many Shockwave Therapy appointments are necessary?

  5. What Is Shockwave Therapy made for

  6. Is there any side effect to Shockwave Therapy? (London)

  7. What will I feel during a Shockwave appointment in London?

  8. Is your Shockwave Therapy treatment in London clinically proven?

  9. Are there any medical studies about the benefits of shockwave Therapy?

  10. How many appointments of Shockwave therapy do you need to do?

  11. Does Shockwave Actually Work?

How does shockwave therapy work?

Shockwave is a non-invasive technology that delivers sound waves to afflicted areas of the body and aids speedy recovery. The process involves passing short, intense sound waves into affected tissues, which increases blood flow, has an analgesic effect, and stimulates repair and regeneration. The treatment puts the cells into repair mode and allows your body to restart its natural healing process. Shockwave therapy is approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and is completely safe if performed by qualified therapists. With a success rate of up to 90 percent, on average four to six sessions of shockwave therapy can make a huge difference for patients and help them recover from injuries.

How much does a shockwave therapy session cost in London?

A 15min shockwave session in other practices of London can cost an average of 150£ and can go up to 250£ in some of the Harley Street practices of London. BUT at Excellence Physiotherapy we believe that such a fast relief treatment for conditions that can be so invalidating should be accessible to the higher number of patients so our session only cost £100 including a thorough assessment by our specialized sports physio during the initial session to make sure the treatment is relevant to your condition and in order to be the most precise in his treatment.

To reduce the cost even more we also offer packs of 3 shockwave sessions (Initial shockwave appointment + 2 follow up shockwave appointments) at 275£

How often should I do a Shockwave Therapy session? how many Shockwave Therapy appointments are necessary?

In our Shockwave practice in London, we have different protocols, whether it is an acute or chronic pain. But as each patient is different, we always tailor our shockwave therapy protocol following the assessment that will be done during your initial shockwave appointment with our sports physio specialist.

The most common shockwave therapy protocols that we use in London are:

  • For acute conditions, typically we’ll treat a patient one to two times a week for about 3 to 5
  • For chronic cases that have been going on for at least three months, we typically will see a patient once a week for about 4 to 6

We’ll often pair this up, when necessary, with some of the other treatments we offer in our physiotherapy practice in London. And the combination of all of them together helps get patients out of pain faster and helps resolve their condition for the long term.

What Shockwave Therapy made for?

It was originally made to treat kidney stones but now days Shockwave therapy is made to treat in a fast and efficient manner all kind of tendonitis.  The most Common conditions that shockwave is made for are: as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, knee pain, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, back pain, golfers’ elbow, shin splints, and many more are successfully treated with shockwave.

Is there any side effect to Shockwave Therapy? (London)

specialist shockwave therapy LondonNo, the shockwave Therapy treatment done in our London physiotherapy practice won’t have any important side effects.

It is not uncommon that after a shockwave therapy appointment, patients have some dull, achy soreness when we work on an affected area. But after less than an hour, the soreness will disappear and you will feel the full relief of your shockwave appointment.

But most of the time patients will get off the table and they’ll feel a lot of pain relief instantly and they’ll notice the range of motion is improved and they can function better. So if you’re walking or running in pain, you’ll notice you actually can start to function properly with a lot less discomfort.

What will I feel during a Shockwave appointment in London?

Shockwave Therapy on Normal muscle: Patient will just feel some tapping along that tissue.

Shockwave Therapy on a scar or adhesion:

When shockwaves hit the area where there’s scar tissue or an adhesion, Patients will feel some achiness or like a deep dull ache in that area as it’s kind of breaking up that scar tissue.

Is your Shockwave Therapy treatment in London clinically proven?

Shockwave is recognised by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Shockwave therapy is clinically proven for the following conditions:

  1. Shockwave for plantar fasciitis (heel pain or calf pain)
  2. Shockwave for Achilles tendinitis
  3. Shockwave for wrist tendinitis (de Quervain tendonitis)
  4. Shockwave for shoulder pain
  5. Shockwave for chronic knee
  6. Shockwave for hip pain
  7. Shockwave for Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain or heel pain)
  8. Shockwave for Greater trochanteric pain (lateral hip pain)
  9. Shockwave for Glute med tendinopathy (hip pain)
  10. Shockwave for Patella tendinopathy or tendinitis (anterior knee pain or knee pain)
  11. Shockwave for Rotator cuff related pain (Shoulder pain, supraspinatus tendinopathy or infraspinatus tendinopathy)
  12. Shockwave for Calcific tendinopathy
  13. Shockwave for Hamstring tendinopathy (pain in the back of the leg, hamstring origin pain)
  14. Shockwave for Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  15. Shockwave for Medial epicondylitis (golfers’ elbow)

Are there any medical studies about the benefits of shockwave Therapy?

 D’Agostino in his study has highlighted that shockwave has a main role in collagen synthesis and proliferation, which is very important in tissue healing, particularly muscles and tendons. In fact, it is musculotendinous tissue that seems to be the key focus for shockwave therapy at this time.

One of the biggest advocates for shockwave therapy is the systematic review by Manny Babu. They narrowed down their review into 13 studies focusing on three particular conditions: greater trochanteric pain syndrome, patellar tendinopathy, and Achilles tendinopathy.

From their research, they had four main findings.

For shockwave therapy on greater trochanteric pain, there was evidence to suggest that shockwave therapy was more effective than home training and corticosteroid injection in the short term (less than 12 months) and in the long term (more than 12 months).

For shockwave therapy on patellar tendinopathy, there was limited evidence to suggest that shockwave was more effective than alternative non-operative treatments, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and physiotherapy. However, there was moderate evidence to suggest that it was equal to patellar tenotomy surgery in the long term.

For shockwave therapy on Achilles tendinopathy, they found moderate evidence indicating that in the short term, shockwave is more effective than eccentric loading for insertional Achilles tendinopathy and equal to eccentric loading for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy. They also found that there was moderate evidence to suggest that combining shockwave and eccentric loading in mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy may produce superior outcomes to eccentric loading alone.

In more recent times, there has been more supportive evidence.

Valance and Mallierras found that shockwave therapy had an immediate conditioned pain modulation effect in patients with Achilles tendinopathy. So, they completed shockwave therapy where sessions were five to nine days apart. They found that shockwave significantly increased a patient’s pain threshold when they put pressure on the treated site after the shock wave was completed.

This might suggest, that it could be used just ahead of the patient’s rehabilitation so the pain is lowered and the patient can do his Achilles tendinopathy rehab painlessly and have better efficiency while doing his exercises.

We also know how important grip strength is for tennis elbow, and in three of the nine studies the authors investigated, they found that grip strength did improve for the patients who had true shockwave therapy compared to those who had placebo shockwave therapy at the 12-week to three-month mark.

Cabanas Valdez et Al, a group out of spanish reseachers, have created two really firm systematic reviews highlighting the use of shockwave therapy for upper limb and lower limb spasticity management. Their systematic review focused on the use of shockwave for lower limb spasticity management in patients post-stroke, and they included 278 patients in their review. They concluded that shockwave therapy was a good adjunct for these patients, finding that it increased ankle range of movement and that it improved lower limb function, and did so in a safe manner with no adverse effects. Their meta-analysis focused on upper limb spasticity management amongst 764 patients, and again, they found that shockwave therapy was effective in treating patients with upper limb spasticity issues, finding that it was a good adjunct to conventional therapy.

To resume these medical studies about shockwave therapy:

We have some evidence that shockwave therapy is useful in a musculoskeletal environment for certain tendinopathic problems.

We have really good evidence to highlight the use of shockwave therapy in spasticity management in a neurological environment.

Other questions that our patients in London ask us about Shockwave on a regular basis :

Does Shockwave Actually Work?

With a 91% success, if there is one treatment that we can say works and have been studied enough so physiotherapist are confident to use it in their evidence-based practice, it is Shockwave Therapy

When should I start Shockwave Therapy in your London Clinic?

If you suffer from one of the conditions listed on the above article, you can start Shockwave Therapy as soon as you wish BUT even if we will do an assessment during your initial shockwave appointment, it is better if you have been referred to us by you GP or buy one of our physio or osteo so you are sure that Shockwave therapy is applicable to your condition.

How many appointments of Shockwave therapy do you need to do?

It really depends on how long you have been suffering from your tendinitis, the more you wait, the more tendonitis become chronic, the more appointment you will need. This is not a golden rule but it is often the case. The average Shockwave treatment per patient that we do in our shockwave clinic in London is between 3 and 5.

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To book Shockwave, choose Clapham Common Location

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.