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Suffering from aches and pains can be debilitating and affect your enjoyment of everyday activities, such as walking, which can be frustrating.

What is Shock Wave Therapy?

ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) is an exciting new non-invasive procedure for treatment of plantar fasciitis and tendon problems.

The sound waves promoted during the treatment stimulate healing for many physical disorders including plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis.

The technology has been approved by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), Spire Clinical Governance and the Medical Advisory Committee.

What's the advantage of ESWT?

  • No anaesthesia
  • Non invasive
  • No medication
  • No surgery
  • Fast treatment - 30 minutes per session, 3-4 sessions required
  • Fewer complications
  • Virtually painless after treatment
  • Quick recovery and quick results

When is Shock Wave Therapy Needed?

All of our specialists are of the highest standard and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.

Our specialists often hold NHS posts and delivering expertise in complex sub-specialty surgeries.

Preparing for Shock Wave Therapy

You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.

We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.

Shock Wave Therapy Procedure

We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.

For more information on visiting hours, our food, what to pack if you're staying with us, parking and all those other important practicalities, please visit our patient information pages.

Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.

Shock Wave Therapy Side Effects and Complications

  • A shockwave is generated in the hand piece
  • The shockwave is delivered to the tissue via a compressed air impulse exerted by the hand piece
  • The shockwave radiates out, extending to the entire area where pain occurs
  • Usually no more than 3-4 sessions are needed
  • Per session: approximately 2000 impulses at 2.5 bars and 4000 impulses for trigger point treatment
  • No anaesthetic is required
  • No surgery or other therapy is required and treatment can usually start straight away

Shock Wave Therapy Recovery Time

ESWT is carried out in an outpatient’s environment and requires no injections, medication or surgery; therefore you can expect to be home the same day. Patients often require one to three sessions at short intervals. However your consultant will advise you individually as per your case.

Most patients find considerable relief from shoulder pain, heel pain or achilles tendon in just eight to ten days following the first application.

Shock Wave Therapy Cost

We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.

Why Spire Liverpool Hospital is the Best Choice

A fixed price for this treatment may be available on enquiry and following an initial consultation.

You can trust Spire Liverpool Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance.

We’re here to help you with making these important choices, so you’re then free to concentrate on your treatment and on getting back to being you.

(1) Important: Please read Spire’s terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price* when paying for yourself.

(2) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

Find Spire Liverpool Hospital

Based in quiet and peaceful grounds facing Greenbank Park, we are only a 15-minute car journey from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and are well placed for easy access via public transport routes.

57 Greenbank Road,
Liverpool
L18 1HQ

Email: info@spireliverpool.com
Hospital reception: 0151 733 7123

 

Hospital director
Fergus Macpherson 


How to get here

Finding us by car

From the M62:
Follow the M62 to the end, taking the slip road on the left onto the A5058 (Queens Drive). Then continue along the A5058 (following signs to Allerton / Mossley Hill A5058), passing over two roundabouts. Follow the A5058 until the junction of North Mossley Hill Road (where you will see a sign for Spire Liverpool Hospital).

Turn right into North Mossley Hill Road and continue on to Greenbank Road. Continue along Greenbank Road, passing playing fields on the right and halls of residence on the left. The hospital is on the right opposite Greenbank Park.

By public transport

The hospital is approximately four miles from Liverpool Lime Street Station in the city centre. It is easily accessible by taxi and local bus services.

Parking

Free parking is available onsite.

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Important to note

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.