A gift voucher for a 3 session bundle of Shockwave Therapy
How does it work
Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful areas in musculoskeletal tissue. The energy values of shockwave are low enough to deliver gentle therapy, but high enough to promote physiological changes and trigger a healing response. The energy in the machine is created by transferring compressed air under large pressure into the applicator. The kinetic energy of the air is then pushed at high speed against the transmitter, generating high-energy-peak acoustic waves. Upon contact with the skin, these acoustic waves penetrate the tissue non-invasively and promote overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration.
What to expect
An initial assessment is essential. Your Bespoke therapist will conduct a thorough examination to ensure your diagnosis is appropriate for Shockwave Treatment. Your Bespoke Practitioner will then start your five-step treatment plan.
- LOCATION OF THE AREA TO BE TREATED
The area to be treated is located using palpation in order to deliver the therapy precisely
- GEL APPLICATION
Sufficient amount of gel is applied to the area located in step 1. Use of gel is necessary to transfer the acoustic waves efficiently and smoothly
- THERAPY INITIATION
The Shockwave applicator is slightly pushed against the area to be treated and the start button is pressed
The shockwave applicator is then moved continuously across the painful tissue with a painting or swivelling technique. This application typically takes about five minutes to deliver a single treatment. Most people describe the pressure sensation of the application as uncomfortable rather than painful and is well tolerated amongst most patients
- REPEAT TREATMENT
This process is repeated between three and five times with three to seven days between each treatment. Some patients notice an immediate improvement in their pain; however, the best results occur 12 weeks after the initial treatment. It is recommended that patients do rest from physical activity that involves the treated area for 48 hours following each treatment.
To find out more about Shockwave therapy, please visit our Services page