Shockwave Therapy Specialists

Radial Pressure Shockwave Therapy Near You

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Our leading Shockwave Therapy Treatment

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.

Our Shockwave therapists, based in Slough and Wokingham are on hand to help you.

Highly effecitve and Physio Led Shockwave therapy

…which is why we are the highest rated Shockwave therapists in the area

Our Shockwave Therapy

Each patient’s issue will be assessed by one of our specialist Shockwave Therapists on an individual basis. Not only to decide whether Shockwave Therapy is a suitable treatment option for you but also how the shockwave therapy would be provided in terms of treatment dosage, intensity and frequency of sessions.  Your rehabilitation regime may have to be altered slightly to accommodate this treatment.

Complementary treatments, including medical acupuncture, clinical massage therapy and physiotherapy.

Shockwave Therapy and Physiotherapy

At Empire Physiotherapy, we believe in employing a multidisciplinary approach to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Combining Shockwave Therapy with traditional Physiotherapy is a testament to our innovative care model.

When Shockwave Therapy is complemented with Physiotherapy, it aids in enhancing mobility, strength, and overall function. Our experienced physiotherapists can build treatment plans, ensuring a faster and more efficient recovery process. Embrace the synergy of Shockwave Therapy and Physiotherapy at Empire Physiotherapy for a comprehensive and holistic path to healing and enhanced physical wellness.

Condition Led Shockwave Therapy

Back Pain

Shoulder Pain

Wrist & Hand Pain

Hip Pain

Neck Pain

Elbow Pain

Lower Back Pain

Knee Pain


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 can Shockwave Therapy treat?

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
I heard there are two types of therapies?

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
Who will carry out my Shockwave Therapy?

Our highly qualified and expertly trained Shockwave therapists will carry out your conultation, Shockwave therapy sessions and any following treatment plan. You will always see the same therapist.

Is there any pain or discomfort involved?

Most patients report that there is very little discomfort and that they were much more comfortable following the Shockwave Therapy treatment than they anticipated.

What locations do you provide Shockwave Therapy from?

We currently have clinics in Slough and Wokingham.