Shockwave Therapy (SWT) is a relatively new treatment for chronic and stubborn tendon problems. The therapy uses high pressure sonic wave energy to treat the tissues and is growing in popularity due to its high rate of success, up to 90%, in the treatment of plantar fascitis, achilles tendonitis, tennis and golfers elbow and quadriceps tendonitis.
Especially popular with athletes of all levels, the treatment can prevent the need for surgery while allowing for continued activity where other treatments call for rest and activity avoidance.
Along with its popularity, SWT has a growing evidence bas and is recognised and approved by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence).
For more information, please contact our Physiotherapy Department on 01279 602 632