Shock Wave Therapy

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Shock Wave Therapy is effectively used to treat patients with chronic tendon conditions, delayed union & non-union fractures and osteoarthritis, which have been largely unresponsive to other forms of treatment. It is a non-invasive alternative to surgery, steroid injections and oral medication.

Compressed air accelerates a projectile which strikes a fixed applicator, creating a shock wave. This pressure wave then carries energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.

It is clinically proven that pressure waves, when applied to injured tissues, stimulate metabolic reactions in both the short and long term:

  • Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibres
  • Increase of blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
  • Improved ability of the tendons to glide
  • Beginning of healing process and new bone formation

Shock Wave Therapy is backed by rigorous medical and scientific research with proven results. Staff at WCC are fully trained in the application of the therapy to best effect, following clinically proven protocols.