Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment
This breakthrough technology is fast becoming the best non-invasive option when all else has failed. If you have been struggling with the following conditions and you’ve tried everything else or just want to get better faster, shockwave therapy is safe, effective and approved by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) for the following conditions:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Tennis/golfer’s elbow
- Rotator cuff tendinopathy and calcific tendinitis of the shoulder
- Hip bursitis/tendinopathy
With studies showing this treatment can also help with:
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
- Chronic muscle related pain
How does it work?
A hand-held device is moved over a conductive gel on the skin to send mechanical pressure pulses, known as shockwaves, to painful areas of the body.
It kickstarts a healing reaction that has otherwise stalled and offers pain relief so that you can get back to exercising, which will ultimately make your tendon resilient to future demands.
What are the benefits?
- High success rates
- Fast results (usually 3-5 treatments over 3-5 weeks)
- Minimal after care
- Safe (A recent systematic review looking at the efficacy and safety of shockwave therapy showed NO adverse events in any of the 106 studies).
- Fewer complications
- No medication required
- Minimal after care
- Faster return to activities
Outcomes are improved if underlying biomechanical / strength issues are also assessed and corrected so this treatment is offered as part of a holistic osteopathy package with Kate.
To book in with Kate please call 01444 410944 or use the online booking at the top of this page.
Kate is also happy to discuss with you whether treatment is suitable for your condition. Please contact us for more details.
"I contacted The Perrymount Clinic with chronic tennis elbow and a very painful hip after having tried a host of different medications and painkillers which provided only temporary relief. My wife suggested that I consider Shockwave Therapy Treatment after seeing a local advertisement for The Perrymount Clinic. I spoke with (Associate Osteopath) Kate who immediately put me at ease and after a thorough initial consultation, recommended that (although it may not work for everyone) I should try a course of Shockwave Therapy Treatment."
"I had some six (weekly) sessions, enduring increasing levels of shockwaves and whilst the few minutes of actual shockwave treatment cannot be described as pleasant, the sessions were very professional and at the same time light-hearted and humorous… 'humerus' 😊. I was also given a suite of excellent exercises and osteopathy treatment as part of the same sessions but I only noticed mild improvement during this time. It was only some months after the end of the treatment that I started to enjoy such welcome pain relief. Exactly as Kate explained during the consultation, the Shockwave Therapy Treatment kick-starts a sometimes lengthy process in the body's own repair mechanism. Although pain relief may not be instant, this course of treatment is certainly worth the temporary mild discomfort and the wait."
"I would the whole experience amazing and kate very knowledgable x"
"Very responsive to urgent need. Katie worked miracles came out a different person"
'Kate gave me a course of treatment using shockwave and exercises to improve my hip pain and allow me to run. The treatment wasn't as scary as the name implies and helped my muscles improve to reduce my pain. The exercises were helpful also in building strength and release tension.’
I had been suffering from problems in my hip and lower back for over 3 years that was really impacting on my life. I decided to try osteopathy and Kate treated me with a course of shockwave therapy in conjunction with some osteopathy and exercises that I continue to do at home nearly every day. The shockwave treatment made a big difference to the levels of pain I had been experiencing after only a couple of sessions. At the end of the course of treatments m"y pain was much improved and I am hopeful it will continue to do so with the occasional osteopathy session and the strengthening exercises. I have now started doing yoga again and I am going out for daily walks, things that had been put on hold because of my symptoms. Thank you Kate and shockwave therapy!"
"Kate Nunn has recently successfully treated my chronic achilles/plantar faciitis issues which had stopped me from running. She put together a treatment plan which included shockwave therapy and exercises. The shockwave therapy has helped to speed up my recovery. I found Kate to be extremely professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend her without hesitation."
"I was treated with a course of Shockwave Therapy by Kate Nunn at The Perrymount Clinic a few months ago to treat plantar fasciitis & a hip problem."
"Having been a little sceptical to begin with, I found the treatment really beneficial especially for my hip. The plantar took a little longer to sort but I would recommend giving it a try as it's worked better than any other treatment I've tried."
*Results vary person to person