Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy Nottingham

At Oakwood Physiotherapy it is always our aim to keep up with the latest treatments, whilst trying to give our clients the best ways to achieve their goals, whether it be pain relief, increased mobility or treatment for conditions such as arthritis or many other conditions related to the musculoskeletal system.

Where does Shockwave Therapy originate from?

For many years doctors have been using similar technology, acoustic shockwaves, to break kidney stones without having to have surgery. This is called lithotripsy and is still used today. During the course of treating many thousands of people with Lithotripsy, some of those people mentioned that other ailments were also healed and so scientists began to examine the possibility that similar technology could have similar effects on other parts of the body.

How Shockwave Therapy works

Shock Wave Therapy  or ESWT is a relatively modern treatment, which has been approved by NICE (National Institute for Heath and Clinical Excellence) and is sometimes used prior to surgical intervention to alleviate pain and suffering for various joint and associated tissue problems.

There are several ways in which ESWT may help promote healing and help to reduce pain.  The most accepted theory is that the micro-trauma of the repeated shock waves creates new blood flow in the area, which is known as neo-vascularisation and this promotes tissue healing.  ESWT may also instigate a new inflammatory process so the brain can send necessary nutrients to the area to aid healing.  This would be particularly useful in chronic pain when the brain has potentially “forgotten” about the pain and is not attempting to heal the area.

The  Shock Wave Therapy is normally given over three sessions on a weekly basis.  Each treatment requires 2500 shockwaves to the affected area.  It is a relatively new treatment for foot pathologies but has been used in joint pain for many years, here are fewer complications of ESWT when compared to surgical intervention and recovery from treatment is immediate.

In addition:  no anaesthetic required,  no medication to treat required, fast treatment times – 30 minutes a session, virtually painless after the treatment, significant benefit seen after 6-8 weeks post treatment

Please feel free to contact us now to discuss Shockwave Therapy, it could be extremely beneficial to your condition.

ome of the various conditions Shockwave Therapy can help to treat are;

Painful Shoulder

Painful Shoulder

Epicondylitis

Epicondylitis

Heel Spur

Heel Spur

Achillodynia

Achillodynia

Trapezius

Trapezius

Tibia

Tibia

Knee

Knee

Hip

Hip

shockwave therapy

BTL-5000 SWT POWER the most powerful shockwave

  •     Proven stationary system
  •     Unique possibility of later upgrade with other physical therapy modalities
  •     Highly-effective, non-invasive treatment for pain with musculoskeletal system
  •     Fast relief of pain & mobility restoration
  •     Main fields of application: orthopaedics, rehabilitation and sports medicine

Main Features

• High pressure up to 5 bars
• High frequency up to 22 Hz
• Burst mode for extra-sensitive patients
• 8.4″ colour touch screen
• Colour therapeutic encyclopaedia with anatomical images
• User-defined protocols
• Modular system – possibility of later upgrade with electrotherapy, ultrasound, laser, or magnetotherapy
• Supplied with the most comfortable applicator on the market – special ergonomic grip and elimination of backward shocks

Our Approach

Please feel free to contact me at any time to ask a question about your condition and I will try to be of assistance to you as fast as possible, in some extreme cases a home visit may be required, or a simple online consultation may clear up and questions you may have.
We are only too happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.

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Our Location

We are conveniently located in the centre of the market town of Bingham, centrally located opposite the doctors surgery. We are able to cover the whole of Nottinghamshire and further afield into the Vale of Belvoir and surrounding areas. With free private parking through the arch to the rear of the building making it easy to visit us why not arrange a visit to assess your needs, call us now on 01949 831648 to speak to a professional for advice on treatment.

Oakwood Physiotherapy Practice, 19 Needham Street, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, NG13 8AE.
Tel:  01949 831648