Do you suffer form Erectile Dysfunction?
Focused Shockwave Therapy is a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) and impotence, which involves passing short, sound waves into affected tissues, which increases blood flow, and stimulates nerve repair, allowing the body to restart its own accelerated healing process.
The treatment is non-invasive, safe and has no side effects.The effectiveness is clinically research proven with long term positive results reported between 72-80%. The treatment works by improving blood flow through the penis which can result in stronger and longer lasting erections. Shockwave therapy can help patients suffering from ED obtain a spontaneous, sustainable erection and even improve erections in men with no issues to prevent erectile dysfunction. It is compatible with other treatments for erectile dysfunction so there is no need to stop any ongoing treatment.
As you are aware, adequate blood flow is essential for getting and maintaining a man’s erection.
Shockwave Therapy promotes angiogenesis (this means the development of new blood vessels into the area) so that blood flow into the penis is improved, and stronger erections are achieved. If you are currently on medication for this and it is effective, this is a good sign that Shockwave Therapy can work for you. It also helps the healing of the smooth muscles in penis. It has been shown that in patients suffering from Erectile Dysfunction the smooth muscles that surround the blood vessels are damaged and this reduces function.
Our ED trained Shockwave Therapy Practitioner during your consultation will determine with you whether this is an appropriate treatment for you. They will also give you other recommendations and discuss with you what kind of results you can expect. The treatment itself takes about 15 minutes on the shaft of the penis and some surrounding tissue. It is not normal to feel any pain during treatment but some patients have differing sensations.
The treatment protocol for maximum efficiency of the treatment, and backed up by clinical research, is 6 sessions over a 6 week period.
The research shows us that ⅔ of people who undergo this treatment will be able to have a spontaneous and sustainable erection following treatment. The results depend on the individual. If there are other factors that need to be addressed this will be advised by the practitioner or an onward referral to a suitable professional will be arranged.
Some patients will notice changes during the treatment course, however in some cases results can take a bit longer to reach its full effect. If no change has been noted after 3-4 months then other treatment may be necessary. The biological effects of Shockwave Therapy are permanent and have been established on a basic science level.
However, erectile dysfunction is a complex condition that depends on the lifestyle of the patient. Erectile dysfunction is often a symptom of underlying health issues which lead to ED. Addressing these issues may be helpful in improving your erectile dysfunction and maintaining the effect of the treatment. Improvements made during treatment can over time be reversed if the underlying problems aren’t addressed. The research tells us however that improvements that are achieved from the treatment are maintained for at least 1 year after treatment when the research studies stop.
Further reading and resources:
Video on you tube
Key research articles
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy for Impotence
- treats the cause, not just the symptoms
- Enables Spontaneous Erections
- Visible Results within 3 weeks
- Offers proven clinical long-term results
- Completely safe with no side effects
- Non-invasive, totally painless
- Triggers natural repair mechanisms by increasing blood flow
- Restores sex life with stronger, firmer, longer-lasting erections
- 72-80%+ Success Rate
- Compatible with other treatments for impotence
Your shockwave therapist is trained to deliver shockwave therapy for this condition, they are not a trained Urologist, or an expert in urology.
They are trained to deliver this evidence based, safe and non-invasive treatment for Erectile Dysfunction. The treatment is very discreet, delivered in a clinic that offers a variety of treatments for many different conditions.
A consultation with our ED shockwave trained practitioner is recommended and we are happy for you to bring another person along during the treatment should you want to.
You must have a diagnosis of impotence / erectile dysfunction from your doctor or consultant before we will begin treatment. If you do not have one we can direct you to an appropriate medical professional.
If you go ahead with treatment the cost is £1500 for a course of 6 treatments.
Indergaard Physio part of the national network for ED Clinics.
You can find more info at the ED Clinics website HERE.
What to expect in your consult?
When you attend for your initial consultation here at Indergaard Physiotherapy, you will be taken through our thorough assessment process, where we will find the root cause of your pain. Your therapist, in partnership with yourself, will form a plan for how we aim to get you pain free and back to full function as soon as possible.
This can include hands on therapy, Shockwave Therapy, Laser Therapy, movement re-education and rehabilitation, as well as exercises. Our goal is to give you the best possible care to enable you to move better and feel great as soon as possible.
Our Initial Consultations last up to 60 minutes to make sure you receive a thorough examination and that we can start your treatment straight away so we can start you on your journey to get better.
We accept cash and all major debit and credit cards.
Our initial consultations are usually 60 minutes long and our standard treatment sessions are 30 minutes long. Occasionally we need longer sessions if we are treating multiple problems and this will be discussed and agreed with you before booking.
There is free parking just outside the clinic.