ShockWave Therapy at Liverpool Chiropractic Clinic
Shock wave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a revolutionary clinically proven and highly effective treatment for chronic soft tissue injuries.
An extracorporeal shockwave is defined as a non-evasive, nonelectrical high energy sound wave that passes through the body via a hand-held probe. -
- Breaks Down Scar Tissue
- Stimulates Cell Regeneration
- Enhances Healing Rate
- Rapid Reduction in Pain
What does ShockWave Therapy treat?
Shock wave therapy can be effective on a wide range of soft tissue conditions.
Here are some examples of conditions where shock wave has effectively treated and restored normal function:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain, e.g. calcific lesions of the rotator cuff
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer‘s elbow)
- Patellar tendonitis (jumper‘s knee)
- Achilles tendonitis
- Hip pain
- Hamstring Injuries
How successful is Shock Wave Therapy?
After only 5-6 treatments with shock wave, over 80% of patients report a significant reduction of pain and increased function.
- 75-90% success rate
- Non-invasive Safe
- Immediate analgesic (pain reducing) effects
- No anaesthesia required
- No medication required
- New technology with proven medical effects
When investing in advanced technology like Shockwave Therapy, it is important to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the equipment, as well having the backing of evidenced based research. Storz Medical, Switzerland, are well known for their high standards of medical equipment and are leaders in the field of Shockwave Therapy. Our decision to invest with the Storz Medical Masterpuls MP50 was therefore an easy one to make.
What can I expect at my consultation?
At your first visit you will meet our experienced Chiropractor, who will discuss your symptoms and condition, followed by a full assessment including an orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic specific examination. Recommended treatment will be discussed and whether shockwave therapy is recommended for your condition.
Should your chiropractor feel your condition is not appropriate for treatment by shock wave, then this will be explained and an alternative course of action will be discussed.
There are no known side effects with Shock Wave Therapy. Most patients experience a reduction of their pain. Occasionally, a mild diffuse pain can be experienced within a few hours of treatment and which may last 24 hours.
Are there contraindications for Shock Wave Therapy?
There are a few occasions when shockwave should not be used:
- Application over open growth plates – not suitable for under 18 years.
- Over metal pins or plates
- Malignant tumours
- Circulation disorders
- If the patient is taking anticoagulants
Costs for treatment
Your initial consultation and treatment carried out by one of our Specialist Chiropractors will be £60
A Course of ShockWave Therapy is 6 Sessions, usually at £49 per session but when block booked will be reduced rate of £42.
Usually, Shockwave Therapy will be combined with Chiropractic, Soft Tissue Therapy and Acupuncture for truly remarkable results.