Soft tissues injuries and tendinopathies account for 30-40% of chronic musculoskeletal disorders in the UK each year. The common tendinopathies involves the plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon, tennis and golfers elbow, calcific shoulder tendons, patella tendon which presents a challenge to both patients and clinicians.
Spencer Private Hospitals are delighted to announce that we now offer Shockwave Therapy, a new and innovative access to a non-invasive treatment of chronic soft tissues and sport injuries.
Adebayo Tijani, Physiotherapy Manager at Spencer Private Hospitals said: “The answer to people’s chronic musculoskeletal problem is here at last.”
What is Shockwave Therapy?
The Radial Shockwave Therapy system is seen as a ballistic high energy pulses which results to kinetic impact energy that spreads in a radial manner through the applicator head from the contact area into the desired treatment region of the body, thereby activating the healing process where pain occurs. The system breaks down any scar tissue and calcification in the area of treatment. This in turn activates cell generation and building up new tissue, replicating the body's self healing process.
Why use Shockwave Therapy?
Apart from physiotherapy and steroid injections which are not cures, but may help to alleviate the sufferer's pain and problems, surgical intervention has been a treatment option for these debilitating and challenging conditions.
The recovery period for surgical intervention is about 6 - 12 weeks with potential for risk of infection, complication and a limited or average success rate.
Shockwave Therapy offers the following:
- 70 - 80% success rate
- Immediate pain relief
- Normal functional activities
- No Anaesthesia required
- No surgery
- No medication
- Converts chronic inflammatory process to acute inflammation from which body heals itself.
- Just 3 - 5 sessions of 5 - 10 minutes treatments.
Shockwave Therapy is carried out on an outpatient appointment with our trained physiotherapists.
The Shockwave Therapy treatment is complimented with our specialist physiotherapy service which has been proven to provide increased treatment benefits to patients.
Prior to a Shockwave Therapy session
Prior to a Shockwave session, a thorough clinical assessment is carried out by our specialist physiotherapist or an orthopaedic consultant to ensure the diagnosis is correct and that Shockwave Therapy treatment is most appropriate for your conditions.
During Shockwave Therapy session, high energy pulses are sent into the tissues of the body which results to beneficial effects such as tissue neovascularisation, reversal of chronic inflammation, activation of new tissue growth and pain reduction.
The Shockwave is felt as pulses that are a little bit painful and uncomfortable. We offer a unique expulse soft shockwave which is more comfortable, less painful and friendlier for the patient than comparative shockwave systems.
Conditions Indicated for Shockwave Therapy
- Plantar Fascilitis (heel spur)
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Tennis and Golfers Elbow
- Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy
- Calcific Tendonitis of the shoulder
- Patella Tendinopathy (Jumpers Knee)
- Greater Trochantenc Pain Syndrome
- Medical Tibial Periostitis (Shin Splints).
Guide Prices and What's Included
The prices in the table above (the “Guide Prices”) show what most patients should expect to pay at each appointment and on admission to hospital.
The Guide Prices you pay might be different depending on:
- Which Consultant or Specialist you choose
- Your medical history
- The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you
- The type of implant your Consultant advises is best for you