What is shockwave therapy?
Perfect Balance provides shockwave therapy from our clinics in and around London to accelerate the healing rates in most therapy resistant tendinopathies, with great effect. It is a modern and highly effective treatment option in orthopaedic and rehabilitation medicine.
The term shockwave refers to mechanical pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body. In modern pain therapy, shockwave energy is conducted from the point of origin to the painful body regions, where it applies its healing capacities.
The first medical treatment with shockwaves was lithotripsy. This allowed focused shockwaves to essentially dissolve kidney stones without surgical intervention. Today, over 98% of all kidney stones are treated with this technology. The use of shockwaves to treat tendon related pain began in the early 1990s.