Tel: 01983 614 777


WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?


Originally used in the 1980’s for surgery free disintegration of kidney stones, Shockwave Therapy has been developed into a non-surgical, highly effective treatment for long-term orthopaedic conditions and is recognised by NICE (National Institute for Care & Excellence). 

Ballistic, high-energy impulses effectively take the injured or diseased tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) from chronic to an acute state thereby activating the regenerative process and accelerating healing thus reducing pain and improving function and mobility. As it is a non-invasive procedure there is no risk of infection, tendon rupture or other complications occasionally associated with injections or surgery.


WHAT CONDITIONS CAN IT TREAT?

Shockwave Therapy has been clinically proven to be highly effective (85% compared with 50% steroid injections) in the treatment of ligaments and tendons of the rotator cuff (shoulder), Achilles, knees, tennis/golfers elbow, trigger points, bursitis, plantar fasciitis and associated heel spurs to name but a few.

Treatments are not recommended for children, if you have a blood disorder, if you are pregnant or for generalised aches and pains e.g. fibromyalgia.

DOES IT HURT?

It can be slightly uncomfortable but generally most people can tolerate a little discomfort.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Treatments may occasionally cause irritation, swelling or bruising.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
Results are not instant however, weekly sessions range from as little as three but may require up to seven depending on the severity of your injury, your state of health and lifestyle.


HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

Considerably less than Harley Street clinics! Ryde Osteopathic Practice is offering a special introductory deal for all our clients!

In addition you will receive osteopathic treatments prior to Shockwave to correct any underlying biomechanical problems ensuring a longer lasting solution.

N.B. This does not include the initial consultation fee.


Shockwave Unit

THE SCIENCE
Professor Tim Watson’s website; electrotherapy.org click on Menu, Modalities, Other Electrotherapy Modalities, Shockwave Therapy and scroll down past the Tweets.

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48 High Park Rd, Ryde, Isle of Wight
PO33 1BX - 01983 614 777

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