Shockwave Therapy

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Shockwave Therapy in Leeds: What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy represents a cutting-edge advancement in technology, enabling the swift and efficient treatment of persistent chronic tendon issues like Achilles tendinopathy and calcific shoulder tendonitis.

This innovative approach draws on lithotripsy principles, a technique long utilized for kidney stone treatment. Shockwaves, comprising mechanical pressure pulses, are precisely directed to the affected region via a specialized applicator. These shockwaves effectively dismantle scar tissue and calcifications, which the body struggles to resolve in chronic cases. By breaking down such tissue, the therapy stimulates the body to initiate the regeneration of new tissue, resulting in enhanced healing, improved functionality, and alleviation of pain.

Most conditions resolve within 3-6 sessions delivered once a week over 3 weeks. Most of the research evidence supports 3 sessions, however some of the most chronic conditions may take up to 6. We offer a package of the initial 3 sessions, however they can be purchased on a session by session basis.

Yes. Most private health insurance companies cover the cost of treatment for shockwave therapy although it is advised you contact your insurer prior to booking a consultation to ensure you’re covered.

While we advocate for utilizing shockwave therapy within a comprehensive recovery strategy, we are more than willing to treat you even if you’re receiving treatment elsewhere that doesn’t offer shockwave therapy. We can easily collaborate with any other healthcare professionals you may be consulting.

In general, most conditions typically resolve within 3-6 sessions, administered once a week over a span of 3 weeks. While research predominantly supports a 3-session regimen, particularly chronic cases might necessitate up to 6 sessions. We provide a package comprising the initial 3 sessions, but they can also be obtained individually.

During your first appointment at West Kirby Physiotherapy, you’ll undergo a comprehensive assessment to pinpoint the underlying source of your discomfort. Collaborating with you, your therapist will devise a customized plan aimed at achieving a pain-free state and restoring full functionality promptly.

This plan may encompass a range of interventions such as hands-on therapy, Shockwave Therapy, Laser Therapy, movement re-education, rehabilitation exercises, among others. Our objective is to provide you with top-notch care, facilitating improved movement and overall well-being in the shortest possible time frame.

FAQs

We accept cash and all major debit and credit cards.
Our initial consultations are usually 60 minutes long and our standard treatment sessions are 30 minutes long. Occasionally we need longer sessions if we are treating multiple problems and this will be discussed and agreed with you before booking.
There is free parking just outside the clinic.

Meet The Team

Julie Webb
Julie Webb
2021-11-11
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After the first visit with Cat I felt confident in her diagnosis. Videoing me on treadmill to help identify the root cause of my problem and giving me specific exercises to strengthen weaknesses. Her hands on approach really helped release some muscles that overtime had been so tight they where causing a lot of pain. Massive relief to finally feel pain free. Thank you!
Helen Crelley
Helen Crelley
2021-10-22
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Excellent Physio here. Catherine Hughes was able to pinpoint the problem and give me exercises that really helped. Everyone here is always helpful and cheerful. I would recommend this practice to anyone.
Pen5218
Pen5218
2021-07-15
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I have been having problems with my feet since 2016. Decided to try a private physio to see if they could help. After my assessment with Cat, she contacted my GP and arranged for an x-ray and blood tests. It turns out I have gout and tendon problems. Cat has given me exercises to help with the tendon problems and the GP is helping with the gout. Cat was a great help and everyone there is very friendly. Highly recommended.
Chris Gore
Chris Gore
2020-11-12
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Wonderful care and so knowledgable. I can not recommend West Kirby Physiotherapy enough.
Mrs S Phelan
Mrs S Phelan
2020-05-03
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Thank you so much more the virtual session today. My daughter is feeling much more positive that she will be running again soon.C Hughes was knowledgeable and thorough whilst remaining patient, gentle understanding and friendly. She has a personal set of activities that have been emailed across so she can work on at home . Can't recommend highly enough. Thank you so much.
Gillian Kearns
Gillian Kearns
2018-01-12
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Following shoulder surgery, I attended West Kirby Physiotherapy. I found them to be extremely friendly, professional and knowledgeable. They were able to pinpoint my issues quickly and suggest various strategies to deal with them. I would like to thank the team for their help and will certainly use them again!
Gayle Forshaw
Gayle Forshaw
2018-01-08
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Sent my son to West Kirby Physiotherapy after a year of him suffering pain in his legs after doing sports. He was diagnosed within 10 mins of his consultation and the physiotherapist was amazing, making him feel comfortable and at ease. We were given a personal physiotherapy program to follow, with lots of advice and a follow up appointment. Since following the program, there has been a significant improvement in my son's mobility and the pain has almost completely vanished.