I am delighted to announce that we have a new service available.
In addition to our Personal Training and Sports Massage services, we are now providing Shockwave Therapy. This new service is being provided in partnership with Manchester Shockwave Therapy.
Shockwave Therapy is a treatment modality that provides Shockwaves, via a handheld device, to a site of soft tissue injury.
A Shockwave occurs when an object moves faster than the speed of sound. It can be thought of as a pressure wave that moves faster than the speed of sound. It is this movement speed that differentiates a Shockwave from a Sound Wave.
When Shockwaves are applied to a site of injury, soft tissue healing is stimulated through a variety of mechanisms. Firstly, the Shockwaves inhibit afferent pain-receptor function, and so can provide some initial pain relief. This can be useful in allowing patients to commence their rehabilitation programmes. However, this initial pain relief is expected to be short lived, and patients are not encouraged to participate in intense activity within 48 hours of Shockwave treatment.
Shockwave Therapy also increases blood flow to the treated site and induces an inflammatory-mediated healing process. As such, anti-inflammatory medication should not be taken in conjunction with Shockwave Therapy.
Shockwave Therapy has been shown to be particularly effective in treating Chronic Tendon injuries. Shockwave Therapy is recommended in cases where long term tendon injuries have not responded to conventional physiotherapy treatments. In these scenarios, it is recommended to have three to four Shockwave treatment sessions, with one week in between each session. Long term positive outcomes are usually seen within a month of the final treatment session.
As Shockwave Therapy is a safe treatment modality. In stubborn cases, patients can return for further bouts of three to four Shockwave treatment sessions, keeping a one week gap in between each Shockwave session.
In partnership with Manchester Shockwave Therapy, we are providing this new Shockwave treatment at our usual South Manchester treatment base, in Chorlton.
Our Shockwave treatment sessions are very competitively priced, at £100 for an individual Shockwave treatment session or £300 for a block of four Shockwave treatment sessions.
You can contact us here, to book your Shockwave Therapy treatment, or to find out more about the treatment.