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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy: An Introduction

At The Physiotherapy Clinic, we are continually striving to deliver our patients fast and effective treatments. Encouraged by clinical evidence, we have recently introduced Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy to our range of treatments. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven to accelerate healing in a range of soft tissue injuries. In this article we will explain how it works and more information about our treatment plan.

How does Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy work?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EST) is a non-invasive solution for chronic soft tissue injuries which are not helped by conventional treatment.

The therapy is non-surgical and uses a hand-held probe outside the body. Placed over the injury, on the surface of the skin, the probe delivers a radial shockwave which initiates an inflammation-like response in the injured tissue and accelerates the healing process by regenerating blood vessels. In addition, EST can also provide pain relief for the patient. 

How many sessions will I need?

We recommend three sessions, one every 7-10 days and expect recovery to take place over a period of three months. It is worth noting that there can be as much as 30% improvement after the first session.

You can optimise your recovery by working on your cardiovascular fitness one month before your treatment commences. Recovery may take longer if you smoke or are overweight.

Research search suggests an 80- 90% success rate in foot and ankle conditions, 60% success rate in hip and knee conditions and a 50% success rate in shoulder conditions.

As with many therapies, EST is not suitable for all conditions. Please contact the clinic and one of our physios can advise you on the suitability of EST for your condition.

How much does Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy cost? 

£300 for a course of treatment, although costs may vary with different insurance companies.

Special Offer: Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy Injury Package

We currently have a special package for patients purchasing a course of EST. We appreciate that when it comes to treating foot and ankle injuries you will benefit from the addition of a complimentary Sports Massage and Orthotic.

Give us a call today to find out more on 01707 32 99 10.

Posted by: AislingBirch
Date: Mon, September 17, 2018

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