We offer Shockwave Therapy in Salford Manchester at our MediaCity clinic. Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy (ECSWT) is the application of acoustic “shock waves” in the treatment of musculo-skeletal injury. The waves are of a controlled magnitude and pass through the skin to the affected area. They have been demonstrated to have therapeutic effects such as:

  • Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibres
  • Increase of blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
  • Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibres
  • Increase of blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
  • Beginning of healing process triggered by stem cells activation
  • New Blood Vessel Formation
  • Reversal of Chronic Inflammation
  • Stimulation of Collagen Production
  • Dissolution of Calcified Fibroblasts
  • Dispersion of Pain Mediator “Substance P”
  • Release of Trigger Points

A normal course of treatment will consist of three sessions with no more than a two-week gap between sessions. More sessions could be considered for chronic conditions, however in milder cases even one session may be enough.

Gymna 300 Shockwave Therapy Device
Software settings screen on the Gymna 300 Shockwave Therapy Device

Indications

  • Jumpers Knee
  • Painful Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Heel Spur
  • Insertional Pain
  • Chronic Tendinopathy
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Calcifications
  • Hip Pain

Common clinical uses include:

Chronic tendinopathies:

  • Plantar fasciitis with or without heel spur
  • Achilles tendon
  • Radial epicondylopathy (tennis elbow)
  • Rotator cuff with or without calcification
  • Patella tendon
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome

Impaired bone healing function:

  • Delayed bone healing
  • Stress fractures
  • Early stage of avascular bone necrosis (native X-ray without pathology)
  • Early-stage osteochondritis dissecans (OD) post-skeletal maturity

Urology:

  • Lithotripsy (extracorporeal and endocorporeal)

Tendinopathy:

  • Ulnar epicondylopathy
  • Adductor syndrome
  • Pes anserinus syndrome
  • Peroneal tendon syndrome

Muscular pathologies:

  • Myofascial syndrome (fibromyalgia excluded)
  • Injury without discontinuity

Wound healing:

  • Impaired wound healing
  • Burn injuries
  • Salivary stones

Exceptional indications/expert indications:

  • Spasticity
  • Early-stage osteochondritis dissecans (OD) pre-skeletal maturity

We can provide shockwave therapy in Salford Manchester at out MediaCity clinic. If you have any questions please contact us on info@therapy-first.co.uk and we will answer your query as soon as possible.