Choice Physio are now exclusively offering Shockwave Therapy in our Sawbridgeworth clinic.

This is a clinically proven treatment modality which, in addition to our other treatments, can help to speed up the recovery of many soft tissue conditions. Shockwave therapy is highly regarded as one of the leading non-invasive treatments for acute and chronic tendon conditions (particularly persistent, long term tendon injuries / pain).


Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that sends high energy sound waves into the affected area to accelerate healing. The treatment increases blood flow, decreases localised pain and stimulates cell regeneration - this encourages the body to repair itself. Shockwave can also break down injured tissues and calcifications.


The treatment has NICE guidance for many tendon injuries / presentations, which is the gold standard for therapists to refer to when using evidence based practice.


Shockwave therapy is a non invasive treatment where a hand-held device is placed onto the skin with an ultrasound gel, and sound waves are transmitted into the area of injury to promote healing.


Mild discomfort may be felt during the treatment, but the therapist will alter the setting to an intensity that is tolerable.


Due to the analgesic effect of the therapy, many patients often report pain relief immediately following shockwave treatment.



Shockwave Therapy has been clinically proven and is recognised by top Orthopaedic hospitals in London. It is also used by top premier league football clubs, and now Choice Physio in Sawbridgeworth.


Depending on the condition being treated, success rates range from 60-90%.

Studies have shown 90% of patients with Achilles tendinitis / tendinopathy will experience a full recovery or significant reduction in their pain or injury with Shockwave therapy.



Shockwave : Frequently asked questions

What are the advantages of Shockwave Therapy..?

  • Can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions
  • Can optimise healing of acute and chronic tendon injuries
  • A significant clinical benefit is usually seen within 6-8 sessions of treatment
  • Shockwave therapy is non invasive and non surgical
  • There is no medication involved

Does my insurance cover Shockwave Therapy..?

In many cases, yes!
Choice Physio Ltd are approved by Axa PPP and Bupa to provide shockwave therapy for clients who have health insurance.

This is policy dependent and patient’s usually require authorisation from the provider prior to treatment commencing. We recommend you phone your provider.

How many sessions will I need..?

The number of treatment sessions required will vary depending on the injury and how long the condition has been present, but significant clinical benefit is usually seen within 6-8 sessions of treatment.

What ages is it suitable for..?

Shockwave Therapy is suitable for clients aged 18 and over.


Shockwave therapy is not suitable for clients who:

  • Have a malignant tumour (cancer)
  • Are pregnant or trying to conceive
  • Have an infection
  • Have a cardiac pacemaker
  • Take anti-coagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin
  • Have a nerve or circulation disorder
  • Are under 18 years of age

"Whatever your aims or goals, we will work with you to help you reach them as soon as possible."