Shockwave Therapy By Dover Physiotherapy 


What is Shock Wave Treatment? 

Therapeutic shock waves were introduced as a medical treatment for eliminating kidney stones without causing skin injury over 20 years ago. 
Today the use of radial shock waves or Radial Pressure Waves (RPW) has been successfully extended to other therapeutic and wellness applications. Although especially popular in Europe it is still a relatively new technology for musculoskeletal intervention in the UK. 
The effectiveness of the treatment modality for specific conditions has however been reviewed accepted by both NICE (UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) and FDA (US Food and Drug Administration). 

How Does Shockwave Treatment Work? 

Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy system by Zimmer uses ballistic, high-energy pulses. For treatment of biological tissues and structures in various pathologies and medical conditions. A heavy, electromagnetically accelerated, ballistic projectile transfers its kinetic energy to a transmitter head in the handpiece. The kinetic energy is transformed into impact energy in the applicator head. Shockwaves result and spread out radially from the contact area into the desired treatment region of the body. 

Conditions Treated With Shockwave Treatment 

Frozen Shoulder 
Calcific Tendonitus 
Chronic Shoulder Pain 
Medial & Lateral Epycondilitus 
Chronic Back Pain 
Chronic Hip Bursitus 
Hip Pain 
TFL/ ITB Band Adhesions 
Patellar Tendonitus 
Chrnic Knee Pain 
Meniscus Pain 
Shin Splints 
Achilles Tendonitus 
Calcific Tendonitus 
Plantar Fascilitus 
Heel Spurs 

Get in touch 

If you are dealing with head and neck pain, don't hesitate to contact Shinu at Dover Physiotherapy for an appointment. Let us help you find relief and get on the path to a pain-free life. 
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