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What is Shockwave?

Shockwave therapy (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy or ESWT) is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that uses audible, low energy sound waves that are passed through the skin to the injured part of the body. The energy increases blood flow to the area and promotes regeneration and the reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.

Why should I have Shockwave therapy?

Shockwave is offered to patients who have not responded well enough to other treatments, such as physiotherapy, orthotics (insoles or leg braces), rest, ice therapy and pain relief. It is a minimally invasive treatment that is carried out on an outpatient basis, which means that you can go home the same day. Shockwave can offer relief from pain and other symptoms.

What conditions can it treat?

It is particularly indicated for treatment of:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Patellar (knee) and hamstring tendinopathies
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Calcific tendonitis in the shoulder
  • Trochanteric (hip) bursitis

Often it is successful where other treatment methods have failed and is indicated in the NICE guidelines for treatment of the above conditions.

Who will carry out the procedure?

Your Shockwave treatment will be carried out by one of the trained physiotherapists at Sprint Physiotherapy in our Kensington clinic.

How much does it cost?

Each session costs £90 and most people only require 3 sessions of 10-15 minutes each. Until the end of February 2020 you can save £20 with our special 3 session package offer for only £250 if paid in advance. If you are insured with BUPA or AXA PPP we can bill them directly for Shockwave Therapy treatment. You will need to contact them in advance of treatment to obtain an authorisation code for ESWT. To find out more information about Shockwave Therapy please call reception on 0207 9381350 or email

Please contact us to book an appointment or for more information on any of the services available in Kensington, Hammersmith or Paddington.

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Our services cover the following locations (if your location is not listed please don't hesistate to get in touch and ask us if we can help you):

Kensington - W8 - W14 - SW7 - Notting Hill - W11 - W2 - W10 - Chelsea - SW10 - Knightsbridge SW1 - SW3 - Fulham - W6 - Hammersmith - W6 - W12 - Hyde Park and Holland Park, Paddington, Bayswater, Marylebone W1, W2

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2 Drayson Mews
W8 4LY
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Winston Churchill Wing
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Winsland Mews
W2 1NY
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2-3 Inverness Mews
W2 3JQ