What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy is a new, breakthrough in technology that allows us to treat longstanding chronic tendon problems, such as achilles tendinopathy and calcific shoulder tendonitis, in a fast and effective way.
The technology is based on lithotripsy, which has been used for many years to treat kidney stones. Shockwaves refers to mechanical pressure pulses that are focused on the injured area using a special applicator. These shockwaves will break down scar tissue and calcifications in the area, which in chronic cases the body is unable to repair itself. As the shockwave breaks down the tissue, the body starts generating new tissue leading to improved healing, better function and relief of pain.
Fast and Effective | Evidence Based | No Medication and Non-Invasive Treatment
Why is this treatment better than surgery or steroid injections?
Clinically proved effectiveness
Quick and efficient treatment that takes 10-20 minutes
No anaesthesia necessary
Virtually painless after treatment
High success rates
Improved quality of life
How many treatments will I need?
Most conditions resolve within 1-3 sessions delivered once a week over 3 weeks. Most of the research evidence supports 3 sessions, however some of the most chronic conditions may take up to 5. We offer a package of the initial 3 sessions, however they can be purchased on a session by session basis.
Is shockwave therapy covered by private health insurance?
Yes. Most private health insurance companies cover the cost of treatment for shockwave therapy although it is advised you contact your insurer prior to booking a consultation to ensure you’re covered.
Of course, we prefer to use shockwave therapy as part of a global approach to recovery but if you are having treatment elsewhere that doesn’t offer shockwave we are very happy to see you here and we can easily communicate with any other professionals you are working with.
If you would like to speak with one of our Physiotherapists about Shockwave Therapy or book an appointment, then please phone 0113 286 0333 or you can book online.
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.