Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment to help treat tendon and muscle injuries.
It can help compliment the rehabilitation process and help speed up the return to activity and is also recommended by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The aim of shockwave therapy is to kickstart the healing process by delivering high energy acoustic waves to the area requiring treatment.
How we use it in clinic
Combined with a rehabilitation programme, we use shockwave to help reduce pain, so you can progress through the rehabilitation journey quicker.
However, it can be used as a treatment on its own and is particularly helpful in treating Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy and Tennis elbow.
There are between 3 and 6 individual sessions and each session is given 1 week a part.
Shockwave Therapy results
We have seen a quicker return to activity in those patients who have received shockwave therapy and we know that patients who have shockwave therapy have experienced reduced pain quicker compared to those who don't have.
All of our shockwave therapy data has been completed in patients who have undergone an exercise rehabilitation programme alongside the shockwave treatment.
What are people saying?
A second to none service from diagnosis to discharge. NK Active has helped me recover from an achilles injury sustained whilst playing hockey in a professional, thorough and most importantly enjoyable manner. I have also seen my strength improve significantly since completing the five session programme to a level greater than pre-injury. Huge thanks to Charlie!
I was referred to Nick after another specialist was unable to resolve a long standing Achilles injury. Unlike previous physios and specialists, Nick was keen to find the cause rather than provide a short term resolution.
A detailed analysis showed actual deficiencies (with metric to back them up). This allowed me to remove the expensive and heavy orthotics previously prescribed.
A remedial plan specific to me was put in place with regular checkpoints and amendments as we progressed.
I found Nick genuinely wanted to fix me and even after our consultation is keen to hear of my progress