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We are now open for clinic face to face consultations.
We continue to offer Video Link Consultations too.

New testimonials

 
“The video consultation was professional and helpful. Jo was really thorough in analysing and providing exercises for my knee injury. This is certainly a good form of consultation in the absence of face to face appointments”.
Penny Snowden

 
"I badly injured my right knee (ruptured ACL and sprained MCL) whilst skiing, and desperately needed to pursue physio rehabilitation at the start of the Covid-19 Lockdown. Fortunately, I found Jo Pereira, who organised regular physio consultations with me via video link. Jo devised a programme of exercises for me (sent via email), and regularly monitored my progress, adapting my exercises accordingly, despite the fact we were unable to meet in person. I am absolutely delighted with the massive improvement in my knee, and my general mobility, and now feel confident I will be able to ski again without resorting to surgery. Having had a very positive experience using video consultations, I would definitely recommend them in the current circumstances".
Sue Corcoran


Radial Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave is a revolutionary treatment that has been demonstrated to provide relief and healing even in chronic cases where the body has previously demonstrated an unwillingness or inability to do so by itself. 
functional physio radial shockwave therapy device

How does it work?
An electromagnetically accelerated, ballistic projectile transfers its kinetic energy to a transmitter head in the hand piece and this kinetic energy is transformed into impact energy in the applicator head. Shockwaves result and spread out radially from the contact area into the desired treatment region of the body. This results in increased blood flow and metabolic activity thus stimulating the body's own healing mechanism and reabsorption of calcium deposits. 

What conditions can it be used for?
Achilles tendinopathy

Plantar fasciitis

Shoulder tendinopathy

Tennis and Golfer's elbow

Patellar tendinopathy

Trigger points

Tibial Stress Syndrome (shin splints)

Trochanteric bursitis


Will it hurt?
There may be a little discomfort during treatment but often pain relief from the existing condition is seen almost immediately following treatment. Of note however is that with this unique unit, a soft applicator head can be used that further minimizes any potential discomfort.

How many treatments will you need?
Shockwave therapy typically requires a course of three treatment sessions. A small minority of resistant cases may require up to 6 treatments. Treatment sessions usually take 10-15 minutes and is included as part of our physiotherapy treatment there is no extra charge.

What's the evidence? 
According to the Journal of Orthopedic Research (2005), there was a 90% improvement for the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis, and a 77% improvement treating Tennis Elbow with Radial Shockwave Therapy. 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has guidance and information about Radial Shockwave Therapy that can help with deciding, along with discussion with your GP and physiotherapist, if you wish to choose this form of treatment. 

When do we not recommend Shockwave Therapy?
Typically, Shockwave therapy is not used in the presence of bone tumours, certain metabolic bone conditions and certain nerve or circulation disorders. Shockwave therapy is also not used in pregnant patients and at locations where there is an open growth plate. It is currently not used in areas where an infection is present.

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