Shockwave Therapy in Ealing, London
Shockwave Therapy is now available in Ealing London at the Osteopathy Ealing clinic. Shockwave Therapy is a well established and effective treatment for soft-tissue injuries. It is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is clinically proven, covered by private health insurers and recognised by the top orthopaedic hospitals and professional sports bodies such as the English Institute of Sport. It involves passing short, intense sound waves – travelling faster than the speed of sound – into affected tissues; this causes microtrauma, increases blood flow and stimulates an acute inflammatory response, aiding the healing process.
Shockwave Therapy is widely used in physiotherapy, podiatry, sports medicine, urology and orthopaedics to provide fast pain relief and increased mobility.
What is Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)?
In short, Shockwave Therapy (ESWT – Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy) uses shockwaves which are high-energy, audible sound waves. Shockwaves have been used in medicine since 1980, among other conditions, including the disintegration of kidney stones. In rehabilitation therapy, shockwaves are channelled to the area to accelerate healing. Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) involves passing short, intense sound waves into damaged tissues, which increases blood flow, has an analgesic effect and stimulates the repair and regeneration process. The treatment puts the cells into repair mode and allows your body to restart its accelerated healing process.
What can be treated?
Shockwave Therapy has become widely popular and accessible as it is clinically proven to provide fast and effective results, along with the bonus of no medication and its non-invasive nature. Many injuries and disorders have been effectively treated with the use of shockwave therapy, including, but not limited to:
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Achilles Tendinopathy
• Myofascial Pain Syndromes
• Musculoskeletal Conditions
• Calcific Tendonitis
• Hamstring Tendinopathy
• Tennis Elbow
Is Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) clinically proven?
Absolutely YES. Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven and well approved by the top orthopaedic hospitals, and used by well established professional sports bodies including:
• English Institute of Sport
• UK Athletics
• Welsh Rugby Union
• Premier League Football Clubs
It has both NICE guidance and FDA approval for a large number of indications. Shockwave Therapy enforced by qualified therapists is a largely risk-free and side-effect-free process of treating musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain. Sholeh Fadami, DO, is a qualified Shockwave Therapist working in Ealing, London W13.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
• Fast treatment – only 20 minutes needed per session
• Quicker recovery
• Fewer potential complications
• A significant clinical benefit often was seen 6 to 8 weeks after treatment
• No anaesthesia
• No medication
The origins of Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy was originally first developed in the 1970s and was exclusively used as an effective treatment for kidney stones. Shockwave Therapy hugely reduced the need for painful, invasive surgeries, and the same goes for musculoskeletal conditions we see today.
The cost of the treatment
Package of 3 weekly 30-min sessions costs £250 or a set of 5 weekly sessions costs £400