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Here at Summit Physio, we are very proud to be able to offer our clients Shockwave therapy, Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration.

Shockwave Therapy requires no surgery which means there’s no chance of infection and there’s very little risk of tendon rupture. There’s no need to take medication. It’s a wonderful technique to consider if all your other treatment options have failed.

Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat pain in areas such as the Achilles tendon, but evidence shows it can help other conditions such as Refractory plantar fasciitis. It’s also great for chronic shoulder pain and hip bursitis inflammation around the outside of the hip joints, which can cause people discomfort on one side when they lie down or try to do certain exercises.

There are many benefits to Shockwave therapy. After the treatment, you may experience temporary soreness, tenderness or swelling for a few days following the procedure, as the shockwaves stimulate an inflammatory response. But this is the body healing itself naturally.

Give us a call on 0800 731 2738 to find out more about our Shockwave Therapy Service

what to expect

further information about visiting us for a Shockwave session, from what we treat to what you should expect and how to prepare can be found below.

How it works?

Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat longstanding pain and discomfort. A handheld device is moved over a conductive gel on the skin to send waves of energy to painful areas of the body. These mechanical pressure pulses (shockwaves) work by reinjuring tendons and tissues which in turn stimulates blood flow helping problem areas to heal.

How to prepare for a session

Aside from a positive attitude, you should bring the following items to one of our physiotherapy sessions:

Suitable Clothing
e.g; Shorts, Strappy top, Sportswear etc.

Glasses
(if you require them to read forms)

Medical History
Please remember to inform us of any prior or ongoing medical problems that you have even if you think they seem unrelated to the pain you are seeking treatment for.

Shockwave Therapy At Summit

Here at Summit we can offer our clients the best possible treatment in line with NICE guidelines for patients suffering with Tendonopathy. People suffering from such problems may find relief in the form of physiotherapy or local steroid injections but for the majority of chronic patients surgery has been the only option for resolution of symptoms.

Now we can offer our clients who are suffering with Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee and Ankle pain a non-invasive treatment called Shockwave Therapy a treatment technique using revolutionary high-tech equipment.

How Does Shockwave Therapy work?

Via the application of a hand held device, the treatment is delivered through a conduction gel applied to the painful site, the Shockwave Therapy is (a series of energetic mechanical shockwaves created by compressed air in the hand piece) passed into the tissues. The mechanical waves stimulate an inflammatory-like reaction in the tissue being treated. The body’s response in turn is to increase the localised blood circulation and metabolism which enhances the body’s healing process.

What Can Be Treated?

There are many conditions that will benefit from Shockwave therapy not limited to;
Frozen Shoulder
Tennis Elbow
Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
Patellar Tendinopathy
Achilles Tendinopathy
Plantar Fasciatis 

With documented medical evidence to support the treatments inclusion in the NICE guidelines conditions have reported such improvements as;

77% for Tennis Elbow
90% improvement in Plantar Fascia symptoms
75% for Achilles and Patellar Tendinopathy
91% improvement for Calcific Tendinitis

FAQ’s with Shockwave Therapy

Why Shockwave Therapy?
NICE Guidline approved
Non-Invasive
Rapid Pain relief
Restoration of normal functional activities
>70% success rate
No medications
3-5 sessions

Are there any Side-effects
Although it is a safe procedure some minor pain/discomfort during or after the treatment is administered is to be expected. Less commonly there could be minor skin bruising, reddening or swelling of the effected area.

 

Contraindications
Pregnancy
Pacemaker
Blood clotting disorder
Received a steroid injection with 6-weeks
Skin infections/abrasions at the treatment site

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what to expect...

I'VE SUFFERED VARIOUS RUNNING RELATED INJURIES OVER THE YEARS AND THESE GUYS HAVE NEVER FAILED TO GET ME BACK RUNNING AGAIN. THEY'VE ALWAYS GIVEN GOOD ADVICE TO PREVENT ANY RE-OCCURRENCE OR TO AVOID NEW INJURIES OCCURRING. I'VE BEEN TREATED BY VARIOUS DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBERS AND ALL HAVE BEEN COURTEOUS, ATTENTIVE AND VERY COMPETENT. ANY TIME I HAVE HEARD OF A FRIEND OR COLLEAGUE WHO NEEDED SOME PHYSIO TREATMENT, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN QUICK TO RECOMMEND SUMMIT PHYSIO DUE TO MY POSITIVE EXPERIENCES WITH THEM.

Kevin Melling

HAVE USED SUMMIT FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS FOR VARIOUS RUNNING AND CYCLING INJURIES. I HAVE SEEN VARIOUS MEMBERS OF STAFF DURING THIS TIME AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. ALL STAFF ARE COURTEOUS, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND ABLE TO EXPLAIN IN SIMPLE TERMS THE TREATMENT REQUIRED FOR THE INJURIES. AFTER RECEIVING TREATMENT, THEY ALSO EXPLAIN HOW TO AVOID REOCCURRENCE WITH THE HELP OF EXERCISES. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRACTICE TO ANYBODY

Tej Talks

I SAW ANDY AFTER A SUCCESSION OF POOR ADVICE AND A SUBSEQUENT DISCECTOMY LEFT ME WALKING LIKE FRANKENSTEIN. HE SUPPORTED ME WITH A PROGRAMME OF REHAB THAT ALLOWED ME TO GAIN MY CONFIDENCE BACK AND ULTIMATELY MY NORMAL LIFE. NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE AND HE ALWAYS GOES THE EXTRA MILE. EFFECTIVE REHAB IS AS MUCH ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT AS IT IS THE PHYSICAL AND HIS HUMOUR IS PRICELESS IN THIS AREA. I HAVE SINCE WALKED THE 3 PEAKS AND CAN LIVE RELATIVELY PAIN FREE WHICH I NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE. I COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT ANDY AND CANNOT RECOMMEND HIM AND SUMMIT PHYSIO HIGHLY ENOUGH

Doug Riley

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Suzanne Szcryba

CORINNE IS AMAZING. VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY. I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE AND I ALWAYS FEEL BETTER HAVE MY SPORTS MASSAGE. I GET QUITE A FEW NIGGLES FROM BEING A STUDIO FITNESS INSTRUCTOR BUT CORINNE ALWAYS SORTS THEM OUT. I WOULDN'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE.

Josh Carter

Bolton

Bolton Arena,
Arena Approach,
BL6 6LB

Wrightington

Wrightington Hotel
& Country Club,
Wigan,
WN6 9PB

Chorley

David Lloyd Health Club,
Moss Lane,
PR6 8AB

get in touch...

Our network of clinics are based in Lancashire and are ran by our team of dedicated practitioners.

The address details for each clinic are listed below for appointments, for general enquiries or anything you'd like to know prior to booking, please use the contact form or email us and we'll be in touch ASAP!

Alternatively we can be reached on 0800 731 2738

SUMMIT BOLTON
Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, BL6 6LB

SUMMIT WRIGHTINGTON
Wrightington Hotel & Country Club, Wigan, WN6 9PB

SUMMIT CHORLEY
David Lloyd Health Club, Moss Lane, PR6 8AB