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Shockwave Therapy
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Shockwave therapy is coming to Cheadle Osteopathy (Autumn 2019)


Shockwave therapy might just be the answer to restoring your movement, reliving
your pain and speeding up your recovery.

Have you ever had a stubborn injury or an ache or pain that just won’t go away?

Shockwave therapy / Extracorpeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is proven to be highly
effective for long-standing (or chronic) muscle, ligament, tendon and certain bone

By stimulating the body’s natural self-healing process, Shockwave Therapy may actually
eliminate the need for surgery altogether in those case where that is an option (Read More)
Unlike other providers of Shockwave Therapy, our background as Osteopaths means we
understand not just how to perform the treatment, but we can also understand the
mechanics of your body.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy – relieving pain, improving your mobility and assisting your recovery

In addition to the Shockwave Treatment we can also advise on exercises to support it and
even hands on Osteopathic treatment, alongside. This not only helps to accelerate your
recovery but also puts you in control of knowing how to prevent it reoccurring.





So how does it work?

Shockwave therapy uses deep pulses of high energy sound waves that are generated
through the body via a hand-held device to target problem areas within muscles and joints.
The energy waves create thousands of tiny bubbles. These bubbles expand and burst,
resulting in therapeutic, micro trauma to the tissues. The micro trauma then stimulates the
body’s own, natural, regenerative and reparative processes, in the body part you are having
treatment on.

Increased circulation, increased nerve growth and the breakdown of thickened scar tissue,
help to repair the old injury, improve movement and most importantly, relieve your pain.


What can be treated?

Shockwave Therapy is approved and recommended as a safe and effective treatment by the
National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) as it has been substantially researched
with much evidence for its effectiveness.

If you need help with:
• Plantar fasciitis
• Shoulder pain, e.g. calcific lesions of the rotator cuff and bony spurs
• Tennis / Golfers Elbow (Lateral / Medial epicondylitis)
• Achilles tendonitis
• Patellar tendonitis (jumper‘s knee)
• Tendon insertion pain /repetitive strain to tendons
• Heel pain, heel spurs
• Shin Splints
• Bursitis – around the hips or shoulders are most common
• Chronic neck dysfunction
• Back pain caused by long term tightness of muscles, damage to ligaments or tendons


If you wish to discuss this therapy with your Osteopathy, please get in touch and we will be happy to chat to you about it. 

0161 4781877 0r e mail info@cheadleosteopathy.co.uk


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