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Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is a method of therapy that uses a device to send acoustic waves of high energy pulses into an injury affected area on a person’s body. The device works by creating a microtrauma to the affected area, thus stimulating blood flow and thereby promoting tissue healing. In chronic pain, these Shockwaves create a new inflammatory process, which then kick starts the brain to react by sending the necessary nutrients to promote healing.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy include:

Fast pain relief

Mobility restoration

Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth



What conditions can Shockwave Therapy help with?

Shockwave Therapy is an effective treatment option for a variety of chronic disorders, including:

Shoulder tendonitis / calcification

Plantar fasciitis / foot pain

Tennis elbow / golfers’ elbow

Achilles tendonitis

Heel spurs

Hip bursitis

Trigger points

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, then Shockwave Therapy may be the right treatment for you.

How many sessions of Shockwave Therapy do I need?

Effects start to occur after just 1 session. Most patients will notice a significant improvement in their pain symptoms & recovery within 3-4 sessions & a full treatment course is approximately 12 sessions. Your Physiotherapist will likely combine this with other modalities of treatment to give you the best outcome.

What makes shockwave therapy different?

Shockwave therapy provides fast pain relief, accelerates healing, and restores mobility. Being a non-surgical therapy, patients can often avoid painkillers or steroid injections for their injury—which can reduce recovery time. Shockwave therapy is ideal for speeding up the recovery of acute or chronic pain.

How does Vigor Physiotherapy helpful in this treatment?

Our physiotherapist's mission is to have you move and feel better – physically, mentally and emotionally.

Using evidence based treatments, the latest technology and providing the best individualised treatment solution. This will include a comprehensive approach, taking into account all underlying factors.