About Shockwave Therapy

Many years of experience has confirmed that the root cause of your pain – for example alteration of tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones – can be eliminated with this approach. If you want to reduce pain & improve your adherence to exercise and injury rehabilitation, then shockwave therapy can help.

Shockwave Therapy Sutton Coldfield

At React Physiotherapy we understand that the pain associated with certain injuries can be both limiting and frustrating and can negatively impact your daily life. If you feel you have tried everything and are still struggling with persistent pain, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) could be the answer. Administered by our specialist physiotherapists, shockwave therapy is a clinically proven and highly effective treatment solution.

What We Treat:

As recommended in the NICE (National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence) guidelines, this non-invasive, non-electrical sound wave treatment can be used to alleviate pain in conditions such as:

Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)

Shoulder pain, e.g. calcific lesions or tendinopathy of the rotator cuff, and bony spurs

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer‘s elbow)

Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper‘s knee)

Hamstring Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Hip)

Heel pain, heel spurs

Periarticular Shoulder Pain

Tendinosis Calcarea (Calcific Tendonitis)

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

Back pain


How much does Shockwave Therapy cost & how many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required depends on your individual injury or condition, but as a guide, 3-5 sessions of shockwave therapy are recommended


Initial Shockwave Therapy session


Follow-up Sessions


What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment where a hand-held device is applied outside the body, introducing energy to painful areas and promoting the body to heal itself.

How does shockwave therapy work?
Low energy shock waves are applied to the painful area by our experienced physiotherapists using a probe that is placed against the skin. Shock waves break down injured tissues and calcifications and can enhance the healing process in the body. They can also stimulate metabolism, improve blood circulation and alleviate pain on a long-term basis.
What are the advantages of shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a non-evasive treatment method that can be used on a variety of chronic and acute conditions. Significant clinical benefits can often be seen after 6-8 weeks of treatment. There are minimal risks and side effects involved with shockwave therapy.
Is shockwave therapy painful?
Shockwave therapy is gentle on tissue and when performed by one of our qualified physiotherapists, is tolerable and can provide immediate relief from pain. If you experience minor pain after a session of shockwave therapy then you are advised to take non-prescription pain killers such as paracetamol.
What conditions can be treated using shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions and injuries, including
plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, jumper’s knee, hamstring tendinopathy, achilles tendinopathy, hip pain, heel pain, shoulder pain, shin splints & back pain. Call 07595 564 477 to see if shockwave therapy is suitable for you.

Can I claim for shockwave treatment on my private medical insurance?
Many of the private healthcare providers that we work with will cover shockwave treatment as part of your healthcare policy. We advise that you speak to your healthcare provider to confirm the level of cover included within your policy. If in doubt, call us and we can help to find out if you’re covered.
How much does shockwave therapy cost?

The initial shockwave therapy session costs £65 and follow-up sessions cost £55.

How successful is the treatment?
As a clinically proven treatment method, extracorporeal shockwave therapy has varying degrees of success – depending on the condition being treated. Overall, success rates for pain alleviation vary from 60-90%. Studies have shown 90% of patients with Achilles Tendonitis (heel pain) will experience a full recovery or significant reduction in their pain.
I’ve had my problem for so long now, is it too late to have ESWT?

No. When a condition has persisted for a while, the natural healing process slows down. Shockwave therapy gives the healing process a boost, increasing blood flow to the injured area and causing new cell tissue growth. If in any doubt as to whether shockwave therapy is a suitable treatment option for you, please call the clinic on 07595 564 477 and we will be able to advise.

Call React Physiotherapy on 07595 564 477 or email to book shockwave therapy. Alternatively, complete the short enquiry form below and we’ll get back to you.

What are the advantages of Shockwave Therapy?

  • Can be used on chronic and acute conditions
  • Entirely non-evasive
  • No medication involved
  • Significant clinical benefit often seen 6-8 weeks after treatment
  • Fast treatment times
  • Minimal risks and side effects

Call React Physiotherapy on 07595 564 477 or email to find out more about the benefits of shockwave therapy.