MSK Sports Injury Clinic now offers the clinically proven Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) treatment to our patients. Shockwave Therapy is no longer the preserve of the sporting elite! It has become widely accepted in clinical practice for the treatment of chronic soft tissue injuries. With a clinically proven success rate of between 70-80%, this treatment is very much in demand and is used by high profile professional sports team such as Newcastle United Football Club.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Radial Shockwave therapy sends high-energy short pulses into the chronically injured tissue causing a micro trauma, which increases blood flow, has an analgesic effect and stimulates the process of tissue repair by causing an inflammatory response. This facilitates injury rehabilitation by relieving pain, increasing mobility and accelerating the healing process through natural mechanisms along with remodeling damaged and dysfunctional tissue.
Many studies exist on the efficacy of Shockwave Therapy that have been reviewed and accepted by NICE (UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence)
Here at MSK Sports Injury Clinic we use the industry leading VENN Healthcare.
Is Shockwave Therapy Clinically Proven?
Absolutely! Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven and covered by most private health insurers. It is also recognised by the top orthopaedic hospitals in the UK and used by high profile professional sports bodies such as the English Institute of Sport, UK Athletics, Welsh Rugby Union and many Premiere League football clubs.
Shockwave Therapy has a clinically proven success rate of between 70-80%.
Book An Appointment
Our booking process is so simple! To book your Shockwave Therapy in Newcastle, click the book now button, select a date, select a time and then confirm! You will receive a booking confirmation email along with a email and text message reminder 24 hours prior to your appointment. Let us do the work.Book Now
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy
Fast and effective pain relief
Accelerates tissue repair and mobility restoration
Speeds up recovery from chronic pain
Release of trigger points
Non-surgical and non-invasive
No need for medication
Significant benefits continue for 6 weeks after
No risk of infection
What Conditions We Treat?
- Piriformis Syndrome – hip pain
- Myofascial Pain Syndromes – Trigger Points
- Plantar fasciitis/heel spurs – heel and mid foot pain
- Achilles tendinopathy – Achilles heel pain
- Greater trochanteric pain syndrome – hip pain
- Tennis and golfers elbow – elbow pain
- Shoulder tendinitis and impingement – shoulder pain
- Rotator cuff calcifications or frozen shoulder – shoulder pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – hand and wrist pain
- Jumpers knee – knee pain
- Hamstring tendinopathy – hamstring pain
- Medial tibial stress syndrome – lower leg pain
What To Expect During Your Treatment
For optimum results, clinical experts recommend 3 to 5 treatments of Shockwave Therapy, each session being completed 3-10 days apart. There is no need for any anesthesia but some slight discomfort may be experienced during the treatment which is completely normal. It only lasts a few minutes and then you will feel the benefit of pain relief immediately afterwards. We'll also provide you with a bespoke rehabilitation exercise plan to follow at home during the course of the treatment, in order for the injured tissue to repair, regenerate and strengthen. Any heavy activity using the effected limb should be avoided for 48 hours following each treatment session.
You may also experience some of the following:
- Local skin redness
- Mild discomfort
- Headaches following upper limb treatment
Our Unique Combination Therapy Plus Shockwave
Like what you read about our Shockwave Therapy? Then you will love our Unique Combination Therapy plus Shockwave. Combination Therapy plus Shockwave is revolutionising our clinic and is our own unique premium service. This is a clinically proven treatment service which includes our industry leading Shockwave Therapy treatment, our industry leading percussive therapy Theragun G3Pro treatment, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Medical Acupuncture, Myofascial Dry Cupping Therapy and our Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation tools all in a 1hr treatment.
This is a treatment like no other. We are using clinically proven treatment with a range of multiple treatment modalities, this will provide significantly more pain relief and promote faster healing.
Shockwave Therapy FAQs
The Shockwave Therapy procedure is roughly about 15 min longs. The total time during the appointment will be 30 minutes as the therapist will need to warm up the area with his massage techniques before applying the Shockwave Therapy machine to the damaged area.
Yes, It has The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance for a large number of indications and is used within the NHS. Shockwave Therapy performed by qualified therapist is largely risk-free
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive procedure. There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area. However, since the treatment lasts only about 15 minutes, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session. Due to its analgesic effects of Shockwave Therapy many patients report immediate pain relief following their treatment.
No, although it is called Shockwave Therapy, it is not electric shocks. The Shockwave Therapy machine passes short, intense sound waves that travel faster than the speed of sound into affected tissues. So it is actually sound waves and not electric shocks.
Shockwaves are high-energy, audible sound waves. Shockwaves have been used in medicine since 1980, among other conditions, including the disintegration of kidney stones. In rehabilitation therapy, shockwaves are channeled to the area to accelerate healing.
Shockwave Therapy involves passing short, intense sound waves into damaged tissues, which increases blood flow, has an analgesic effect and stimulates the repair and regeneration process. The treatment puts the cells into repair mode and allows your body to restart its own accelerated healing process.
Like all our treatments, It is recommended that patients refrain from physical activity, especially one that would involve the treated region, for about 48 hours following each treatment session.
Most patients will experience an immediate pain relief following the treatment. However, within 2–4 hours after the treatment, they may experience some soreness in the treated area. This soreness has been reported as tolerable and not limiting. Over the next 24/48hrs after your treatment you body may feel some slight discomfort as your therapist may have made some physiological changes during your treatment. We advise after your treatment to keep your self hydrated to aid with the healing process and follow your structured plan.
Shockwave Therapy purposefully creates an natural inflammatory response in injured soft tissue, so you may also experience mild discomfort following treatment. Patients should not apply ice or take anti-inflammatories after shockwave treatment, as this inflammatory healing response shouldn't be reduced.
Why Choose Us
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Great person and great fysio highly recommended!Tim Krul (Former Newcastle United FC and Netherlands Goalkeeper) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Review
I had agonising pain all across my back and shoulders following exercise and some built up stress. The service was excellent marks is knowledgeable and worth every penny! my back pain is feeling literally worlds better and the recommendations for exercises to follow were more than I'd imagined would be covered. Very approachable and friendly bloke too I would recommend to try his services to anyone in discomfortMichael Lee Jennings ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Facebook Review
I can't rate MSK Therapy enough. I discovered then after years spent in a desk job alongside heavy training and no treatment/stretching regime. It didn't take long until I was 100% again. Add to that his new 'Theragun' treatment and there's nobody better in the north east.Jordan Frazer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Review
I've been to see MSK for a shoulder problem thats bothered me for around 10 years. after one treatment my shoulder feels like new. i have better movement than i've had in years, and the pain during work hours is almost nil! I will be back for follow ups! Made the world of difference to my day!Andy Braidford ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Facebook Review
I couldn’t recommend Mark at MSK Therapy enough!!! Mark is very friendly professionally and knowledgeable, I am treated weekly and I wouldn’t be able to continue my job if it wasn’t for Mark and his quick and super effective results and now he has the TheraGun G2PRO I leave feeling like a new person!!! Highly highly highly recommend, thank you Mark!!!Ami Taylor ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Review
Went with what I would call bog standard knots and strains in my neck, shoulders and back from years of bad posture sitting at a computer and driving after general massage from beauticians did little to ease the problems. Can’t stress how professional and brilliant Mark was. Sure there was some pain in the manipulation and massage but it was bearable and I could tell it was ‘good’ pain. I’m already noticing improvements in movement and am less tense. Will definitely be back to keep up the maintenance work on this body of mineJulia LP ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Facebook Review
Always excellent results from MSK Therapy. Mark is very professional and knowledgeable. Great value for money too!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jemma Matthews Google Review
Literally the best Sports Massage. I cannot recommend MSK Therapy enough!Amy Johnson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Facebook Review
I highly recommend MSK Therapy, I can't speak highly enough - very professional attitude and excellent results - great use of the latest technology.Brendan Larken ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Review
Finally bit the bullet and had a deep tissue massage. Mark was fantastic and troubleshot my problem areas. From start to finish, it was absolutely evident he has a wealth of knowledge and skill. Mark is professional and easy to talk to. I highly recommend.Amanda Dobbinson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Facebook Review
I had suffered with plantar fasciitis for many years and was told by previous physiotherapists that my case was chronic and could not be cured. After only 1 treatment from MSK I was pain free the next morning which is something I hadn’t experienced in years. The problem was fully cured after a very short amount of treatments so I would recommend MSK not only for treatments, but for second opinions as well as that would have had me back to running and physical activity straight awayStu Dobson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Review
Mark is great at what he does! Having a very busy active working lifestyle working on a farm and running a livery Centre he gives me honest and realistic advice which keeps me at work every day pain free. Would highly recommend him. He has fixed multiple areas for me; Shoulder, lower back, plantar fasciitis and sciatica.Gordon Stewart ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Facebook Review
Best sports injury treatments in Newcastle Upon Tyne as far as I'm concerned! Mark is extremely experienced and able to diagnose and treat problems effectively! I would have had a full-blown tendinitis by now if it hadn't been for his help! Plus he's an extremely nice guy! Book without hesitation! You'll want to come back!Patryk Kasprzak ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Review