Shockwave Therapy

"Extra corporeal Shockwave: a cutting edge technology"

The London Shockwave Clinic at the Canonbury Clinic specialises in musculo-skeletal conditions:  In particular, those that have not responded to other forms of treatment where by surgery appears to be the last resort.

Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy is non-invasive, accelerates the body's innate ability to heal and is highly effective in reducing the pain response, powerfully effecting the neurological system of the body.
Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat the following:
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spur
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Calcification
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis/Golfer's Elbow
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Strain
  • Patella Tendonopathy (Jumper's Knee)
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (TPS) or Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Trigger Point Therapy

How Does Shockwave Work?

The basis of shockwave therapy has been in place for a long time and is the same principle using acoustic shockwaves to breakdown kidney stones.  This technology was discovered some 25 years ago, and subsequently 1000’s of people have safely received effective treatment.

Shockwave Therapy works in two ways to promote better healing; firstly the micro trauma of the repeated shockwave to the area stimulates new blood flow.  It is this new bloodflow that further stimulates tissue healing. Secondly, in chronic conditions, the brain has "forgotten" about the pain and does nothing to heal the area, allowing the body to accept the injury as "normal".  
In applying shockwave therapy, a new inflammatory response is created, which kickstarts the brain.  The brain then responds and reacts accordingly, as though it's treating a new "injury".
Primarily, it accelerates the body's own innate ability to heal, and also effect the neurological system, reducing the pain response.

What are the benefits of Shockwave Therapy?

  • Rapid Pain Relief
  • Non-surgical
  • No Medication Required
  • Fast Treatment Response
  • Rapid Mobility Improvement
  • Fewer Complications
  • Non-Invasive
  • No Steroid Injections 
For more information, please click HERE to look at The London Shockwave Clinic's website
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