Focused Shockwave Therapy

- Clinically proven, non-invasive treatment for pain

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Patients without a referral are required to book a Shockwave Assessment prior to booking any treatment appointments.

Service Price
Shockwave Assessment £85
Treatment can be with either a Nurse or a Podiatrist
Single Treatment Appointment £130
Bundle: 3 x Treatment Appointments £340

Fleet Street Clinic is not a VAT registered company

Focused Shockwave Therapy (fSWT)

Focused Shockwave Therapy (fSWT) involves passing high energy sound waves into damaged tissues to increase blood flow and stimulate repair whilst reducing pain and allowing your body to restart its own natural healing process.

The treatment puts the cells into “repair mode” and allows your body to restart its natural healing process.

fSWT is primarily used to treat musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Be pain-free with Focused Shockwave Therapy!

 

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What is Focused Shockwave Therapy?

Focused Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that gives significant or total relief of pain in the vast majority of patients.

Shockwave therapy is an innovative therapy that can target specific pain in the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is non-invasive, and can help avoid the need for surgery when standard treatments like pain medication or steroid medications no longer work, or carry undesirable side effects and risks.

Unlike radial shockwave methods, focused shockwave technology enables treatment to be targeted towards a specific focal point, with greater accuracy and at greater treatment depth. Its fast impulse and high energy density offer precise energy delivery to the exact area for effective non-surgical pain relief.

What disorders can Focused Shockwave Therapy treat?

Focused shockwave therapy is a common treatment option for, but not limited to:

  • Achilles & Heel Pain (Plantar fasciitis, plantar fasciopathy)
  • Elbow Pain (Tennis or Golfer’s elbow – Lateral and medial epicondylitis)
  • Knee Pain (Patella tip syndrome)
  • Arthritis – Rheumatoid & Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder, Neck & Back Pain 
  • Hand Pain (Trigger finger, Carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Wound healing
  • Acute injuries in athletes

How do I book an Appointment?

Booking an appointment is easy.

You can either book online, call us or send us an email.

The first step to being pain free is to book a shockwave assessment. A GP will review your condition before confirming if focused shockwave therapy is suitable for you. Treatment will be carried out by either a nurse or a podiatrist, depending on where your pain originates.

If you have a referral, book straight in for treatment with a nurse. Please bring your referral letter and any supporting documents to your appointment. Treatment will only be provided after a review of both items. If in doubt, please book a shockwave assessment.

The Non-Surgical Solution to Becoming Pain-Free

What is a Shockwave Assessment?

Before treatment can begin, we need to be confident that you are suitable for Focused Shockwave Therapy. We do this by a Shockwave Assessment.

As Focused Shockwave Therapy isn't suitable for everyone, a GP will need to assess your condition and determine whether you are suitable for the therapy. In most cases you will be suitable for treatment.

Our GP will explain whether your treatment will be carried out by a nurse or a podiatrist.

During your first treatment appointment with either the nurse or the podiatrist, they will discuss how many sessions you require and the frequency for optimum results.

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How many sessions will I require?

The amount of treatment sessions will vary dependant on the type of conditions being treated.

During your initial treatment appointment with either the nurse or podiatrist, they will advise how many 15-minute treatment sessions are recommended. Multiple sessions can be scheduled over several weeks for maximum impact.

With a success rate of up to 90%, on average 4-6 sessions of shockwave therapy can make a huge difference for patients and help them recover from injuries.

Even after only 1 to 2 sessions, many patients report significant pain reduction, with some even reporting complete pain relief.

Focused shockwave therapy is proven at eliminating pain and restoring mobility, thus improving your quality of life.

I have a diagnosis, can I book straight in for treatment?

Yes - if you have a referral letter.

If you have a referral letter from another healthcare provider, you can book directly for treatment with a nurse. The nurse will review your referral letter and any supporting documents before proceeding with treatment. Remember to bring your referral letter and accompanying documents to your appointment, as treatment will only be provided after review.

If unsure, schedule a shockwave assessment with a GP to evaluate your condition and suitability.

What is the difference between focused and radial shockwave therapy?

When comparing radial and focused shock wave therapy, the main considerations are penetration depth and localisation of the treatment.

Focused Shockwave Therapy (fSWT) offers deeper penetration compared to Radial Shockwave Therapy.

fSWT delivers shockwaves in a focused zone, allowing more targeted treatment of deep-lying issues in tendons, muscles, or bones while minimising damage to surface skin and underlying soft tissues.

Book Focused Shockwave Therapy

Book Appointment

Patients without a referral are required to book a Shockwave Assessment prior to booking any treatment appointments.

Service Price
Shockwave Assessment £85
Treatment can be with either a Nurse or a Podiatrist
Single Treatment Appointment £130
Bundle: 3 x Treatment Appointments £340

Fleet Street Clinic is not a VAT registered company

FAQS

Before having any treatment, one of our GPs will take a full medical history from you to assess your suitability for shockwave therapy.

Shockwave therapy is a safe, effective treatment if given in a professional setting, but there are circumstances where it isn’t advised.

This type of treatment isn’t suitable if you:

  • have a blood clotting disorder
  • are using blood thinning medication
  • are pregnant
  • have a cardiac pacemaker
  • have an infection in the area that needs treatment
  • have had a steroid injection within the last 12 weeks
  • are currently having treatment for bone cancer

This list is of course not exhaustive, and an assessment by a practitioner is always necessary.

Our GP will be able to advise the best course of action if any of the above apply to you during your shockwave assessment.

Focused shockwave tends to be better tolerated than radial shockwave as the energy is delivered deep inside the tissue rather than at the skin surface. Due to the analgesic effect of Shockwave Therapy many patients report immediate pain relief following treatment.

In the days following shockwave therapy, you may experience swelling and redness in the treated area. This can make your pain feel worse, but this is indicative of the healing process, is completely normal and will subside within a day or two.

Each person is different, but symptoms can improve noticeably after even a single treatment.

Most people require a number of sessions to achieve complete pain relief or significant pain reduction, with the energy intensity gradually increasing over the course of treatment.

 

Shockwave therapy is very safe, it has NICE guidance for many indications and is used within the NHS. Shockwave Therapy performed by qualified therapists is largely risk-free.

Even if there is no pain, we recommend that patients refrain from intensive activities that stress the treated area for the next 48 hours after each treatment.

Focused shockwave increases:

  • Cell metabolism
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Stimulation of growth factors

All essential for optimal tissue healing.