An extracorporeal radial shockwave is defined as a non-evasive, non-electrical high energy sound wave that passes through the body via a hand-held probe. The shock waves produce a rapid increase in blood circulation to the target area and will break down fibrous scar tissue which builds up over time, especially with chronic conditions.
Shockwave Therapy uses an electrotherapy machine, which sends pulses through a treatment head, which induces an inflammation type response; this normalises tissue metabolism and accelerates healing.
Shockwave Treatments last approximately 5-10 minutes and most conditions require an average of 3 treatments at weekly intervals. There may be some discomfort during shockwave treatment and immediately afterwards. Shockwave treatment responses are cumulative and results are most often felt after 3 sessions.
The Village Clinic, is a caring family run, Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Sports Injury Clinic based in Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham. Our team of experienced physiotherapists, podiatrists and friendly receptionists are waiting to help you.
If you wish to discuss with on of our Physiotherapists or Podiatrists whether shockwave therapy is appropriate for your condition, before booking an appointment, please call or email us and the receptionist can arrange a free telephone consultation.
Our physiotherapists and podiatrists are the very best and all registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The clinic was established in 2000 by sisters Sally (podiatrist) and Lucy (physiotherapist)