Shockwave Therapy (SWT) is a non-invasive treatment to reduce pain and encourage healing in specific tendon problems. A handheld device is used to pass acoustic waves at a set frequency, through the skin to the affected area requiring treatment (National Institute for Care Excellence, NICE Guidelines 2018).
Shockwave Therapy (SWT) helps to accelerate the body’s own healing response, by initiating a pro-inflammatory response in the tendon tissue. The NICE Guidelines support the use of SWT as an intervention for pain relief for a variety of refractory, chronic tendon pathologies.
Shockwave Therapy has been shown to improve patients who have been diagnosed with common and persistent conditions such as:
You will need to be assessed by a Physiotherapist and diagnosed with a refractory or persistent tendon pathology, as listed above. Your physiotherapist will ask you to complete a consent form to check that you are appropriate for a referral to a Vita Health Group clinic.
Patients are advised to continue with their physiotherapy rehabilitation exercises in conjunction with Shockwave Treatment, as evidence-based research suggests this gets the best clinical outcomes for you.
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