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Radial Shockwave Therapy in London

therapy on kneeAre you tired of suffering from persistent, debilitating pain? Perhaps you’re seeking a drug-free solution that doesn’t involve unpleasant side effects. We are pleased to provide Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT), a modern and non-invasive protocol to address musculoskeletal disorders.

In particular, chronic tendinopathies respond well to RSWT. Overuse injuries or old injuries also can also be addressed with the non-surgical therapy.

How Does It Work?

Shockwaves are high-energy sound waves that are transmitted to the affected area to accelerate healing. RSWT increases blood flow, decreases localised pain and stimulates cell regeneration. A handheld device is applied outside the body, introducing energy to painful areas and prompting the body to heal itself.

Areas That Can Be Addressed

The following parts of the body can be treated with RSWT:

  • Achilles
  • Back
  • Feet
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Shins
  • Shoulders

A Highly Researched, Successful Therapy

“There are stacks of research studies showing the benefits of shockwave therapy,” said Roger Reid (Doctor of Chiropractic). He has taken two courses in RSWT and is certified and qualified to perform it.

Our chiropractor, who is himself a runner, is pleased to offer our patients, particularly athletes, this promising modality that may help with many tendinopathy issues and more.

For conditions like Achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis, many people can experience an improvement of 80-90%.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many treatments will I need?

The research is clear that the ideal range is 3-6 treatment sessions with shockwave therapy. It’s ideal to have one session a week for three weeks.

Is RSWT painful?

Though you may experience slight discomfort during your session any such discomfort should be tolerable. Many people report experiencing immediate pain relief following their session.

Is the therapy safe?

RSWT, when performed by qualified practitioners such as our chiropractor, is considered to be largely risk-free.

Are there any contraindications?

You shouldn’t have RSWT if you are pregnant or trying to conceive. The therapy should be avoided if you have a cardiac pacemaker, any malignant tumours, nerve or circulation disorders or infections. You also shouldn’t have RSWT if you take anti-coagulants.

Book an Appointment

Experience for yourself how RSWT may help you get out of pain and back to your life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for Radial Shockwave Therapy in London!


Shockwave Therapy Paddington, Marylebone, London | 020 7402 8999