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At Not Just Backs Exeter Street, we have a top of the range shockwave machine. “But what is it?” I hear you ask…

Shockwave Therapy is the most advanced non-surgical and non-invasive treatment available for a wide range of stubborn conditions that are difficult to treat using a conventional treatment approach. Shockwave Therapy will remove the need for steroid injections and invasive surgeries, and enable rapid relief from your pain.


Shockwave Therapy is correctly termed Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT). This technology passes shockwaves through the skin to the injured part of your body. These high-speed shockwaves are generated by compressed air and are applied by using a hand-held applicator. Don’t worry – there are no electric shocks involved! It works by increasing blood flow to the injured area, stimulating cell regeneration and healing and decreasing local factors which can cause pain.


Shockwave Therapy purposefully creates an inflammatory response in injured soft tissue, so you may also experience mild discomfort following treatment. However, patients should not apply ice or take anti-inflammatories after shockwave treatment, as this inflammatory healing response shouldn’t be hindered.


Documented international results show an overall result rate of 77% of chronic conditions that have not been cured with other kinds of treatment. It is important to highlight that we would expect positive clinical outcomes following treatment, however there is a chance that the treatment may not improve your symptoms. Different treatments work for different people – there’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution! We recommend a review at 12 weeks following your final treatment. If at this stage your symptoms persist we will advise you of alternative treatments.


To see if Shockwave Therapy can help you with your injuries, contact us on 01722 512 043 or book online here for an appointment.


Tune in next week for a look at the most frequently asked questions we receive on Shockwave Therapy!


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