Focused Shockwave Arrival


Focused Shockwave Therapy now available at Osteopathic Clinic, Croydon

Yes, you read that right. 

We’re delighted to announce that the Osteopathic Clinic, Croydon has introduced a second shockwave therapy treatment at the practice.

Focused Shockwave

As our long time patients will know, for the past 13 years we’ve used the radial non-invasive form of treatment to help alleviate very painful conditions in patients including tennis elbow, policeman’s heel, also known as plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis in the knee as well as shoulder tendonitis.

The clinically proven and NICE appraised technique sends shockwaves to problematic areas and works by reinjuring tendons and tissues, which stimulates blood flow and encourages them to heal (neoangioesthesis) It can also numb and anesthetise the nerve endings, thereby reducing pain.

And the best part about it is no medication or surgery is required and the results are both fast and effective.

So, now, excitingly we’ve introduced another form known as focused shockwave therapy to our suite of services.

Unlike the radial method, designed essentailly for superficial (diseases of tendon attachments) medical problems, this technique uses shockwaves that penetrate a depth of 8cm, which means we can get much deeper into the tissue or joint at demonstrated here.

It can also be less painful to deliver than the radial shockwave with some conditions because ramping up the energy for sure we can do this and I have done so for example with Calcified Shouder tendinopathy,  theres increased discomfort superficially and  fortunately this does not last for long.

But don’t just take our word for it.

The benefits of this have been documented in a couple of clinical journals, principally in the USA gaining FDA approval. Essentially one devise is not superior than the other as the practice has expanded it seems very reasonable to add this to our repertoire. There have also been studies that need deeper targeting, such as the middle of the hip and non union fracture, some of these conditions may well need orthapaedic supervision and have therefore invited colleagues accordingly. Im also delighted to advise that I will be involved in studies myself with some Orthopaedic surgeons so watch this space. The Focused device is considerably more expensive and for the short period the fee structure will be the same a radial treatment, and essentially as  before you will need 3-5 sessions.

If you’d like to learn more about Shockwave Therapy, you can download my free book here, which explains everything you need to know.

If you’d like to book a consultation please call 020 8662 1155 or email contact@osteopathclinic.co.uk.