Shockwave Therapy London

Shockwave therapy specialist in London, Clapham. Sports physiotherapist specialized in shockwave ESWT in London. Covered by all health insurances including Bupa, Axa, Cigna, Allianz.

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What is Shockwave Therapy? – Shockwave Therapy London

Shockwave therapy is a stunning therapeutic method used in physiotherapy clinics to fasten efficiently the recovery of different kinds of tendinitis (tendonitis), chronic tendonitis, muscle pain, inflammation, and more. These conditions may take months or years to cure but with our shockwave therapy in London, only 3 to 5 sessions should be enough. The physiotherapist will use a shockwave device on the tendon or painful or trigger point that will send out high-energy acoustic percussion waves in order to increase the pressure in the area which needs treatment.

How does Shockwave work? – Shockwave Therapy London

Shockwave physio London ClaphamThis increase in pressure will trigger a series of physical and chemical changes and scarring in the tendon itself and its attachment to the bone. This is due to the increase of blood in the area treated with shockwave therapy and other factors. (For more information on how shockwave works read the second part of this article)

Why should you book a Shockwave Therapy appointment with our specialised physiotherapists in London if you suffer from tendonitis?

The use of shockwave therapy in London (ESWT) has grown significantly over the past 30 years due to its great efficiency in treating some of the longest and more difficult conditions to treat with classic physiotherapy. Conditions like tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, golfers’ elbow or tennis elbow used to take months and sometimes years to get better and painless. But Shockwave therapy delivered by a trained sports physiotherapist can treat this kind of chronic condition in an average of 3 sessions depending on how long you have been waiting to get treated.

Shockwave therapy studies have shown a 91% success on tendonitis recovery, which in medicine is a great recovery percentage.

So if you suffer from tendinitis that is painful for maybe weeks or months and you want to get read of it, contact our office to arrange an appointment with our shockwave specialist who is also a sports physiotherapist.

Shockwave therapy ESWT should be combined with classic physiotherapy treatment for a better result.

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.

Why Shockwave Therapy in London is trendier now?

Shockwave’s reputation has increased these past years in London due to word of mouth on its efficiency but also due to professional athletes like professional soccer players using it to fasten tendonitis recovery.

Thanks to them, it has made the public aware of this efficient device.

Why Choose Excellence Physiotherapy for your Shockwave Therapy Session in London, Clapham? A Sports Physiotherapist specialised in Shockwave treatment in Clapham, London

The sports physiotherapist in charge of applying shockwave in our sports clinic in Clapham have years of experience in treating patient and semi & pro athletes for tendinitis or other chronic pain and injuries. Even if our specialist has a degree in sports therapy, we see all kinds of patients so your injury doesn’t need to be sports related to be seen in our clinic. You will just have a better understanding and treatment than with a regular shockwave practitioner in London

Shockwave Therapy specialist in Clapham at our Physiotherapy practices in Clapham, London

Despite having 4 different physio and osteo practices in London, one in Monument, one in Belgravia, and two in Clapham. Our sports physiotherapists only treat patients with Shockwave therapy at our clinic in Clapham Common near Battersea and Balham

LOCATION: Excellence Physiotherapy Clapham Common @ the Light Center Clapham: 151-153 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7SS

Does Shockwave Therapy in Clapham, London is covered by Health Insurances? Yes, We are BUPA, AXA Cigna, 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

How to Book a Shockwave Therapy Session in Clapham, 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 screen

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.

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 fancy part 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 session / 2 follow ups shockwave sessions) at 275£

How Long is a Shockwave Therapy session in our Shockwave therapy practice in Clapham?

Shockwave therapy is a high-intensity treatment that is very efficient if used no longer than 10 to 15 min for each session. If you couple your Shockwave treatment with classic physio or an assessment the session can go to 30 min.

Your initial Shockwave therapy session in Clapham, London will last 30min for your initial appointment including a thorough assessment of your condition to make sure the shockwave therapy is appropriate for your pathology and for the physio to make sure he applies the shockwave on the correct area.

Your shockwave follow-up sessions in Clapham will last 20 mins

Shockwave therapy in London, All you need to know.

shockwave therapy Clapham London

In the following article about shockwave therapy, you will learn:

  1. How shockwave therapy works?

  2. How many sessions of shockwave therapy are needed?

  3. On which condition shockwave therapy works?

  4. Is shockwave therapy evidence based treatment?

  5. What are the effect of shockwave therapy?

  6. How long the effect of shockwave therapy last?

  7. Some sports physio info about shockwave therapy in our London clinic

How does shockwave work on tendonitis treatment?

what is shockwave therapy LondonThe Shockwave machine has an extension which looks like a large pen. It has a little head that the physiotherapist will apply on the treated area. A fast serie of shock inside the device will send a wave on the painful area with the goal increasing grandly the pressure inside this area.

Shockwave therapy has for goal to increase the pressure in the damaged area because the increase in pressure has various and immediate benefit and actions.

It will likely burst the calcifications of the rotator cuff provided that these are “hard”, it can also have an effect on the micro calcifications located in the zone of insertion of the tendon on the bone.

 The pressure wave will saturate the pain receptors and will cause a secretion of endorphins responsible for an analgesic effect in the hours that follow.

By the release in tissues of NO (nitric oxide) and a vascular growth factor (VEGF for vascular endothelial growth factor), we witness the birth of a new network of micro vessels around the tendon and its attachment (neovascularization). This new vascularization will allow evacuation of waste and above all better tissue nutrition.

The pressure wave stimulates the osteoblasts, cells responsible for the creation of new bone, which widens the field of action of the shock waves in the field of pseudarthroses. (bone fractures that do not heal).

This is due to all this combined action and benefit that Shockwave therapy offer fast and long lasting relief.

How many sessions of Shockwave Therapy do I need to do?

For best result the usual number of sessions done with our sports physio is usually 3. But you didn’t treat your tendonitis for more than 12 months you might require more session. You sports physio will be able to determine with you after the 3rd Shockwave session if more sessions are necessary.  It is important to check after the 3rd session as too many sessions on an area that gets better could have the opposite effect

Is Shockwave Therapy ESWT painful?

No, shockwave ESWT is not painful but remember we are treating a painful area so it can fell a bit tender during the shockwave treatment.

Are there any contraindications or conditions that would make someone ineligible for shockwave therapy?

Shockwave ESWT Contraindications to treatment are bleeding disorders, pregnancy.

Locally, our physiotherapist will never treat an area close to an infection, cancer or a prosthesis. Growth cartilage in children, the vascular and nervous trunks should absolutely be avoided.

On which Conditions does Shockwave Therapy work?

Shockwave works on many different areas and tendinitis conditions but you can read below the most common condition and tendinitis treated with Shockwave ESWT:

Shin Splints, Plantar Fascia, Elbow, Achilles, Patellar, and Hamstring Tendinopathy, Sports Injuries

Shockwave Treatment for Leg

Hamstring Tendinopathy

shoulder tendinitis shockwaveShockwave treatment for Shoulder

Shoulder Tendonitis, Rotator cuff tendinitis and calcification

Shockwave treatment for Shin

Shin Splints

Shockwave treatment for Heel and foot

Achilles Tendinopathy, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis

Shockwave Treatment for Tennis Elbow

Shockwave treatment for Back & Pelvis

Lower back pain, Lumbago, chronic back pain, and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Shockwave treatment for Knee

Patellar Tendinitis

On which condition Shockwave has the best results?

Shockwave is efficient and can be used for all tendonitis regardless of their location, but the best results of ESWT are observed in Achilles tendonitis and aponeurosis.

Shockwave therapy treatment is also indicated in the case of:

  • muscle strain or tear (legs, pectorals, arms, abdominals, etc.),
  • adhesive capsulitis,
  • scar fibrosis (post-operative, nose, stomach, calf, thigh, etc.),
  • post-traumatic and post-operative adherence.

If you are unsure if your condition can be treated by shockwave therapy, give us a call on 02071250262 / 07824553765

Is Shockwave Therapy an Evidence-Based Treatment?

Yes, the use of shockwave therapy for tendon issues is well supported by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care in both NHS and private practice. It provides evidence-based recommendations to guide best practices within healthcare. NICE has produced guidelines for the use of shockwave in the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, and calcific tendinopathy.

Are there any special precautions or preparations before undergoing shockwave therapy?

No, there is nothing special to do before the session but avoid any impact sport 48h before your shockwave treatment.

What should you not do after shockwave Therapy?

You should avoid high-impact exercise such as running or playing tennis for the first 48 hours after treatment.

Should you ice after Shockwave?

It is recommended that you do not use any anti-inflammatory medications or even ice after treatment with Shock wave and reduce activity level for the first 48 hrs. This will ensure that the body receives the full effect and benefit of this form of therapy.

How long is the recovery after a shockwave therapy session?

Every patient is different and the more you have waited to treat your tendinitis the longest your will have to wait to see the results.

But in the majority of patients, you should wait between 4 to 6 weeks before seeing the final result.

Are the effects of shockwave therapy long-lasting?

Yes, absolutely, that is the beauty of this treatment. While healing faster, the effect of shockwave therapy will last for a long time. But if you have been treated for tendinitis, you certainly use this joint repeatedly the wrong way. So if you want to make sure this tendonitis doesn’t relapse, you will have to work on this movement to correct it and avoid any new injury on your tendon.

Is shockwave therapy only used as a last resort when other treatments have failed?

Not only as the last resort but in the best practice, it is always better to start with sports physiotherapy treatment and if after 4 weeks you don’t see the desired improvement, then you can start shockwave therapy ESWT. In some cases, or to fasten the process for pro athletes, we can start earlier if a consultant has assessed your tendinitis under ultra-sound

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.

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