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Shock Wave Therapy Wimbledon

This amazing sound wave treatment featured in publications like Daily Mail, Ace tennis magazineGolf International & ESPN cricket info.com has transformed the Sports Injury department's management for limb pain

Wimbledon Chiropractic Sports Injury Clinic has always been a hub of medical technology, and we have been using Shock Wave Therapy at our Wimbledon Clinic for over ten years. And we have seen a massive technology change in late 2021, with the older Radial shock wave devices changing towards the NEWER FOCUSED SHOCKWAVE MACHINES.

Whether you choose the older radial type or the focused type, we use this sound wave technology to aid your recovery of limb pain.

Initially, the treatment is aimed at athletes due to its high expense, but thankfully, the costs have dropped hugely for the consumer.

And Shockwave therapy can also treat Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), Foot Pain, Knee Pain, Achilles Tendonitis etc., with excellent results. And now, due to the technology in our focused unit, we notice that hip therapy has much better outcomes along with other deep areas such as the quadriceps or front thigh pain.


There Are Now Two Types of Shock Wave Technology

read more about both radial and focused shock wave types below


Focused Shock Wave Therapy Unit @ Wimbledon

BTL-6000 Focused Shock Wave Therapy

The strongest & most efficient shockwave is produced by this radicle development in shock wave technology for orthopaedic conditions (tendon, fascia and limb muscle pain).

We have decided to place a notable £35K investment to bring this amazing technology to London.

Due to its smooth results and comfort settings, it's fast becoming a favourite of both patients and practitioners at the Wimbledon chiropractic and sports injury clinic.

focused shock wave therapy unit from BTL used at the Wimbledon Chiro & Sports Injury Clinic in London SW19

See The FOCUSED - ESWT Unit In Action:


Radial Shock Wave Therapy Unit @ Wimbledon

BTL-6000 SWT Topline

While still of the most potent radial shockwave on the market, it allows up to 5 bars of pressure and up to 20 Hz frequency.

This older radial therapy characterised by loud clicking and an applicator in a gun shape form is massively outdated.

While we still use this device for some price-conscious clients, we would recommend the Focused type of shock wave therapy for clients who want more from the treatment in London.

Radial shock wave therapy London SW19

See The Radial ESWT Unit In Action:


Q & A's About Shock Wave Therapy


What Is Shock Wave Therapy

Whether you choose radial or focused shockwave therapy the treatment principle is similar. A supersonic acoustic (sound) wave is created by the unit:
RADIAL TYPE: The acoustic wave is created within the handpiece of our shockwave machine, the tissues on the route towards the injury site absorb the subsequent sound pulse.

FOCUSED TYPE: The sound wave is created within the muscle/ tendon tissue so you get all the effects where it matters. 

What Does The Shock Wave Actually Do To My Injury

The sound wave pulses create a sudden repetitive change in pressure within the affected tissues, essentially drumming it. This pressure change stimulates a marked healing response and pain reduction in tissues treated.

If there are also abnormal calcifications, scars or tight tissue in the wave's path, these will be dissolved apart by the drumming of the wave.

The benefit is both in how efficient it is, targets injured tissue, and leaves the excellent tissue undisturbed.

What Does The Shock Wave Feel Like

So the treatment sensation is different for both types of extracorporeal shock wave therapy:

How Does RADIAL Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) Feel?

Radial shock wave therapy is likened to a sensation of a finger flick on the skin. Still, there is more feeling when the scar tissue, adhesions, tendons or calcifications are drummed.

How Does FOCUSED Shock Wave Therapy Feel?

One of the fantastic things about focused shock wave therapy is that it only has sensation when the wave drums the injury, and this effect means no skin flicking sensation.

Typically this means focused SWT is tolerated better and means the dose can often be increased. This better tolerance means you can handle more therapy in a single session adding the bonuses seen with this focused treatment version.

Shock Wave Treatment History

Although it has been touted as a "Magic Wand", a pure scientific obsession spurred on treatment development.

Advancements in Shock Wave Therapy have taken the larger 'hospital-based' machines. The large shock wave units were seen until the 1990s.

At this point, the modern compact 'clinic-based' machines that Wimbledon Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic offers today came to market. This clinic-based shock wave unit started as the Radial type, and we now principally use our NEW focused type due to the comfort and results.

Why were these sizeable hospital-based shock wave units used?

Since the '70s, this treatment has been used to dissolve kidney stones and only in the last 25 years did we supply the remedy to tendons and other fibrous tissues to create an accelerated repair.

Don't worry the machines for tendons are designed for tendons are not as strong as the ones used to dissolve kidney stone.

Today there have been many positive studies in treating a range of extremity disorders with heel pain and shoulder pain showing excellent results.

(we typically add new NEWS reviews to our blog about new research)

Medical Effects Of Shock Wave Therapy

MEDICAL EFFECTS

Analgesic effect - elimination of pain

Enhanced scattering of substance 'P', a pain-causing hormone Decrease of muscle tension Prevention of spasm and slowing of pain signals Acceleration of healing

Enhanced collagen production

Improved metabolism and micro-circulation Ligaments experience new blood vessel production Stimulation of osteoblasts activity (the bone repair cells) Mobility restoration

Enhance the re-absorption of calcium deposits
HOW DO THE SOUND WAVES PENETRATE UNDER THE SKIN?
How does ESWT penetrate the skin

The penetration depth of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) depends on the pre-set energy (pressure) and the shape of the transmitter used (Radial vs Focused).

The Radial type of ESWT pushes the wave through the skin whereas the focused type converges energy so the pulse peak is targeted under the skin, typically this is set to target the injury.

NOTE: The values of penetration depth range 5mm up to 20 cm, which is why shock waves can be as effective as surgery in several conditions.

Shock Wave Therapy Cost

Shock Wave Consult

Approx 30 mins

£65

Assess your suitability, diagnosis, a report of findings as well as a rehabilitation program. Asks Questions and answers about the Shockwave therapy procedure in this session. For a typical case, rehabilitation exercises will either be given or reviewed if the client has been given some rehab.

NOTE: Your complete health history has to be reviewed within this session for us to be compliant. Due to COVID changes, we choose to split this across two sessions £15 tele-consult to talk through medical history on phone and then the exam and face-to-face questions £50.

Focused Shock Wave Therapy PAYGO Price

Single Session Of Shock Wave Therapy

£139

Focused SWT Package Price x 3

3 sessions of shock wave therapy

£348

Equivalent of £116 Per Session

Radial Shock Wave Therapy PAYGO Price

Single Session Of Radial Shock Wave Therapy

£99

Is our shock wave therapy clinic near you?

While the Wimbledon Clinic, the base for Wimbledon Chiro & Sports Injury Department, is, of course, in Wimbledon South West London, we also serve these local areas: Hopefully, these are near you (see below).

But Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment (ESWT) is typically performed weekly and over 3- 6 weeks. With this weekly commitment to health, a journey near you to us in the Wimbledon area won't be too bad. We usually receive clients from as far as Scotland! They come for the quality of the practitioners and the focused shock wave unit. 

  • Raynes Park

  • Wimbledon Village

  • Earlsfield

  • Southfields 

  • Wandsworth

  • Putney

  • Waterloo (17 min train)


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