Radial pressure shockwave therapy in Wokingham

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Our latest service revolves around a concept which was born in the 1970’s for treatment of kidney stones and has subsequently been developed into a recognised treatment for Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine, Podiatry and Orthopaedics.

By stimulating damaged tissues with short and intense sound waves, blood flow is increased, and the body’s natural repair and regeneration process is given the boost it needs to help your body to heal naturally – faster. As such, radial pressure shockwave therapy is heralded not only for its delivery of effective results, but also the way it delivers those results quickly and with far fewer complications that surgery and invasive treatment methods.

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Cretu Diana
Thank You, Leeroy, to fix it my shoulder and my hip as well??
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Mila Tselibeeva
I would highly recommend Kenneth, made a noticeable difference while previous sessions with other therapist didn't necessarily have the same effect. 5 out of 5...
Sheilagh Benbow
Sheilagh Benbow
I was referred to Empire Physiotherapy in April 2018 with acute back ache resulting in time off work. Once I visited Ken, I felt good was being done. Ken’s deep sports massage and acupuncture hit the spot, enabling tense muscles to relax and function to return. Coupled with a regimen of exercises, I was quickly back on track and returned to work after 3 weeks. Very knowledgeable and professional and understanding in his field.
Joanne Mellor
Joanne Mellor
When I came to see Ken I had severe pain in my lower back and hip. He quickly diagnosed Piriformis Syndrome. The treatment he provided included deep tissue massage and assisted stretches. He also gave me stretches and exercises to do at home. I am now able to train again and just maintain with a monthly sports massage! I would definitely recommend Ken!

We treat a wide range of conditions and get long lasting results.

How does shockwave therapy work

This is sometimes known as its ‘mechanism of action’. Shockwave therapy uses a specialist device to deliver acoustic energy through the skin to the injured part of the body. The shockwaves are mechanical and not electric. They are audible, low-energy sound waves, which increase the blood flow to the injured area.

Shockwave therapy has two main modes of action which will help with persistent tendon pain. First the shockwaves work to desensitise nerve endings which will often give an immediate reduction in pain. Secondly, and often most importantly, the shockwaves cause controlled micro-trauma (microscopic damage) to the tissues which encourages the body to respond by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the affected area.  This will activate and accelerate the body’s own healing response. The shockwaves can also ‘breakdown’ disorganised tissue and calcifications.

What is shockwave therapy used for?

Shockwave therapy is an effective treatment modality for a variety of lower and upper limb conditions. These include:

  • Calcific tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow (common extensor tendinopathy)
  • Golfer’s elbow (common flexor tendinopathy)
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (also referred to as gluteus medius tendinopathy and/or trochanteric bursitis)
  • Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (also referred to as high hamstring tendinopathy, or hamstring origin tendinopathy)
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Insertional Achilles tendinopathy
  • Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
There are two types of therapy

If you decide or your physiotherapist decide that shockwave therapy could benefit you, you will hear about two different types of therapy available:

Focussed Shockwaves – this is the treatment used for deep and chronic pain, where a specific target area is the cause of the pain.  

Radial Shockwaves – this is a broader treatment which covers a larger surface area.

How does radial pressure shockwave therapy benefit sports injuries?

This treatment is approved and used regularly by large sporting associations including UK Athletics, the Welsh Rugby Union, and all major Premier League Football Clubs.

This is because many injuries have been found to be effectively managed through shockwave therapy, with the treatment providing a non-invasive alternative which requires no medication or pain killers, no anaesthesia, and a treatment time of around 20 minutes.

In most cases, clients and patients feel relief in the damaged area immediately after treatment, with shockwave therapy proven to:

  • Fight and reduce inflammation
  • Enhance and stimulate the natural healing process
  • Eliminate / reduce pain
  • Helps you reach that pain-free goal more quickly and easily

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7 reasons to choose Empire Physiotherapy


Treatments are tailored to your individual needs.


We use a hands-on approach and encourage patients to take responsibility for their own recovery.


You can choose from a range of treatment options to suit your lifestyle.


We offer the latest treatment techniques and our therapists are highly skilled.


Our team is passionate about helping you achieve your goals and we will always be there for you to answer any questions or talk through concerns you may have.


You will receive comprehensive rehabilitation programs, tailored to meet your individual needs and goals, with an emphasis on injury prevention strategies and home exercise programs.


We offer pre-operative education for those who may be considering surgery

Our Physio Clinic in Wokingham

Empire Physiotherapy
Winnersh Triangle Building, 220
Wharfedale Rd, Winnersh
Wokingham RG41 5TP

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Tuesday 9 am–7 pm
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Thursday 9 am–8 pm
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Saturday 9 am–3:30 pm

A message from our founder

"Do you hesitate or get overwhelmed at the thought of visiting a physio? Perhaps you've had an injury or problem in the past which you haven't been able to get effective treatment for and feel hopeless.

At Empire Physiotherapy we promise to look after you from the start of the consultation all the way to the very end of your journey with us. We curate recovery plans on an individual basis as we believe that every body is unique.

We pride ourselves on really listening and taking our time to focus on what's best for your body - we don't offer generic feedback or overlook even the smallest of details.

You can rest assured that you're in safe hands."

Ken Denford MCSP

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