Shockwave Therapy & How It Works

Mechanical pulses are directed through the tissues these disturb the affected site by producing a mild inflammatory response thus initiating the body natural healing response.

It does not give any shocks to the body the name “shockwave” refers to the acoustic pulses that form shocks within the tissues.

Recently used in orthopaedic hospital departments it uses a time tested technology for breaking up kidney stones. It is saving patients having to undergo operations and injections for their pain and treated problems quickly that would have required much more intervention.

We use the famous Swiss Dolorclast shockwave machine, this machine has been used mostly to research all the evidence around the world.

Shockwave Therapy Guidelines

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Achilles tendinopathy (IPG571)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for treating Achilles tendinopathy in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2016

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for refractory tennis elbow (IPG313)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave (inaudible sound waves) therapy for refractory tennis elbow

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2009

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for refractory plantar fasciitis (IPG311)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for refractory plantar fasciitis (ligament deterioration between the heel and foot)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2009

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for refractory greater trochanteric pain syndrome (IPG376)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for refractory greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) (hip pain)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2011

Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for calcific tendonitis (tendinopathy) of the shoulder (IPG21)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWT) for calcific tendonitis (tendinopathy) of the shoulder

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2003

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is a special health authority of the National Health Service (NHS). Based on the current evidence formed from global research. This has issued recommendations for treating the following conditions using shockwave therapy.