Dunstable: 01582 608 400 
Leighton Buzzard: 01525 372 447 
Dunstable: 01582 608 400 
Leighton Buzzard: 01525 372 447 

Shockwave Therapy at Woodside Clinic 

What is Shockwave Therapy? 

Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment where a hand-held device is applied outside the body, introducing energy to painful areas and promoting the body to heal itself.  
Regardless of the cause; injuries can be debilitating and, if left untreated, may affect your daily life. 
Shockwave is a nonsurgical, non-invasive treatment option for a wide variety of conditions with no downtime. 

Examples of conditions treated with Shockwave Therapy: 

Achilles Tendonitis 
Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) 
Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee) 
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints) 
Epicondylitis (Tennis or Golfers Elbow) 
Periarticular Shoulder Pain 
Tendinosis Calcarea (Calcific Tendonitis) 
Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Hip) 
Back Pain 

What to expect from your treatment: 

Prior to the commencement of treatment, you will be asked a series of questions about your health and the particular condition for treatment to make sure that you are suitable. Your written consent will be sought. 
The usual treatment regime involves 3-4 sessions spaced at weekly intervals. 
A gel is applied to the skin around the affected area and then the Shockwave therapy probe is used to direct the waves to the affected region. This therapy can be noisy and around sensitive areas, may be temporarily uncomfortable. 


Each therapy session lasts between 10 and 30 minutes depending on the disorder being treated. 
You may experience some discomfort during treatment but the pain should be tolerable. Due to the analgesic effect of Shockwave Therapy many patients report immediate pain relief following treatment. 
If you experience pain after treatment you may use ordinary non-prescription painkillers such as paracetamol. Do not use anti-inflammatory medication or Ibuprofen as both may interfere with the body’s self-healing rocess. 
The amount of treatment sessions will vary dependant on the type of shockwave used and conditions being treated. As a general rule 3 - 6 treatment sessions is advised. As this is encouraging the body to heal itself your body will progress in the healing process even 2-3 months after treatment has stopped. 
Yes. It has NICE guidance for a large number of indications and is used within the NHS. 
Shockwave Therapy performed by qualified therapists is largely risk-free. 
After only 1 to 2 sessions, many patients report complete pain relief or significant pain reduction. The therapy eliminates pain or restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. 
Statistics vary based on the condition being treated - varying from 60-90% success rate. Studies have shown 90% of patients with Achilles Tendonitis (Heel pain) will experience a full recovery or significant reduction in their pain and injury. 
Shockwaves can treat both long-term chronic conditions and newer injuries, there is a great deal of evidence to show that Shockwave Therapy can achieve great results even with historical conditions. 
Shockwaves are high-energy sound waves which are transmitted to the affected area to accelerate healing. The treatment increases blood flow, decreases localised pain and stimulates cell regeneration - this encourages the body to repair itself. Shockwaves also break down injured tissue and calcifications. 
Most private health insurance providers have cover for Shockwave therapy - please ask your provider for more details. 
Please note that there may be an excess to pay. 
One Session £60 
Three Session Block £165 
Six Session Block £300 

Shockwave Therapy Leaflet 

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