Shockwave Treatment

Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own.

Technology

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a modern and highly effective treatment method: high-energy sound waves are introduced into the body. With this innovative therapy approach, pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones can be healed systematically. It has a great variety of uses in orthopaedic and rehabilitation medicine, these include:


• Plantar fasciitis
• Achilles tendinopathy
• Tennis and golfers elbow

• Osgood Schlatters
• Subacromial pain syndrome
• Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
• Chronic low back pain

You must not have shockwave if you are pregnant, use anticoagulants, have a blood clotting disorder, have been diagnosed with bone cancer or have an infection in your foot. In addition it is not advised if you have had a local tendon rupture or if you have had steroid injection into the affected area.

There are numerous benefits from shockwave therapy. 
• Non-Surgical 
• No Negative Side Effects 
• Accelerated Healing 
• Ease Of Use 
• Affordable 
• Covered By Most Insurance Companies

A course of three treatments are offered to optimise the benefit of intervention.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us at info@hartphysio.co.uk