Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Shockwave therapy can be used in conjunction with hands on treatment and exercises set by your CSPC physiotherapist to speed up your recovery, bringing faster relief to chronic localised issues.

What conditions can shockwave therapy help with:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow
  • Calcific tendinopathy of the shoulder
  • Lateral hip pain

Shockwave therapy can also be a very successful for patients who have failed to respond to appropriate physiotherapy treatment or other conservative treatments.

Booking your shockwave therapy treatment:

Your CSPC physiotherapist will advise you if they believe shockwave therapy will speed up your recovery process.

In line with The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the recommended medical treatment is conducted over three sessions at weekly intervals. This allows the radial shockwaves to effectively treat the injury.

Treatment price:  

Shockwave Therapy only – £60 initial

Sign up and pay for a series of three Shockwave Therapy only sessions (recommended by NICE) – £150 for the series

*New clients to the clinic requesting shockwave therapy treatment, without a referral from a physiotherapist or sports consultant will need an initial consultation with a CSPC physiotherapist


How does Shockwave therapy work?

  • Increases blood flow in an area, promoting cell regeneration and healing
  • Breaks down deep seated scar tissue and calcification within soft tissues and tendons
  • Reduces chronic pain in damaged tissues, enabling more effective rehabilitation

How many sessions of Shockwave Therapy are needed and how long does it take?

On average, three to six sessions are required. You will require a full assessment to determine the number of treatments you will need.

How successful is Shockwave Therapy treatment?

It depends on the conditions treated. Statistics show over 90 percent of patients experience a reduction in their pain. In patients that suffer from plantar fasciitis and heel pain related problems, pain reduction is remarkable, 39 studies showed a success rate of 94% in Plantar Faciitis. The overall success rates for all indications ranges between 60% to 80% depending on the conditions treated.

Can Shockwave Therapy treat old/persistent injuries, or is it only for new problems?

It can treat both long term chronic conditions and newer acute injuries, there is a great deal of evidence to show that Shockwave can achieve great results even with historical conditions.

Is Shockwave Therapy ESWT painful?

You may feel discomfort to begin with, however, the treatment is delivered with a low amount of energy at first, which is increased as your body gets used to it. Your clinician should ask for constant feedback during your treatment and will adjust it accordingly. Shockwave Therapy creates an analgesic effect, many patients report an immediate relief following shockwave therapy from the pain caused by their chronic conditions.

Will there be pain after the Shockwave Therapy treatment?

Normally patients experience a reduced level of pain in their condition or no pain at all immediately after the treatment, but a mild and diffuse pain may occur a few hours later. This dull pain will subside after a day or so.

What if there is pain after the Shockwave Therapy treatment?

Shockwave therapy treatment initiates a pro-flammatory response in the tissue that is being treated. If necessary, patients may use ordinary prescription-free pain killers. Do not use anti-inflammatory medication or apply ice on the treated area as both may interfere with the body’s self-healing process.

What are the Advantages of Shockwave Therapy ESWT?  

  • No anaesthesia
  • Non-invasive
  • No medication
  • Fewer complications
  • Significant clinical benefit often seen 6-8 weeks after treatment
  • Shockwave has a natural analgesic effect