Shockwave Therapy

Lightwater Health & Chiropractic are pleased to announce that we now undertake Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a clinically proven treatment for soft tissue injuries. 

Find out more about Shockwave Treatment

What is extracorporeal radial shockwave therapy?

Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy is a series of high-energy impulses to the affected area.

How does it work?

  1. Treatment produces an inflammatory response. The body responds by increasing metabolic activity around the site of pain. This stimulates and accelerates the healing process.
  2. Shockwave breaks down scar tissue and possibly calcification
  3. Transmission of pain is blocked by elimination of P substance.

What are the benefits of Shockwave?

Shockwave therapy stimulates the body's natural healing process. There is actually an immediate reduction of pain and improved ease of movement.

How long does the treatment last?

2000 shocks are delivered per session, which last approximately 5 minutes.

How many treatments will I need?

Protocol states that 3-6 treatments are necessary at weekly intervals; however additional treatments may be needed. You may feel some discomfort or pain during the treatment, but if you cannot tolerate it, the settings can be adjusted.

What about after the treatment?

Generally there will be immediate pain relief, but there may be some discomfort experienced 2-4 hours after.

What should I do if I am in pain after the treatment?

The shockwave will trigger an inflammatory response, For this reason, do not use anti-inflammatory medications. Do not use ice as we want our bodies to trigger the natural healing response. The pain should subside within 24 hours. Use Paracetamol if needed as long as you are able to take this medication.

What if it feels good after the treatment?

Even if it feels good, we would advise you to take it easy, rest.

What if it doesn't work for me?

Although the immediate to short-term effects alone are excellent, the long-term effects of shockwave therapy can take up to 4 months. If you still have problems consult your therapist as additional treatments may be required or an alternative treatment may be necessary.

Welcome to Lightwater Health & Chiropractic

Based in the centre of Lightwater Village, we are a multi-disciplinary clinic providing a variety of health treatments to patients within the local and surrounding areas such as Bisley, Bagshot, Chobham, Windlesham, Sunningdale, Sunninghill and Camberley
Our focus is to provide the best possible care for all our patients, from pregnancy and children to those in their more senior years. We look after patients with sporting backgrounds, as well as those who have a less mobile lifestyle or if you are struggling with just general aches and pains.
Our approach is to ensure you are welcomed into a very relaxed and professional environment where you are treated on a very personal level. We want you to feel comfortable in your surroundings and to know you are in the best possible hands. We will be with you every step of the way …..
Lightwater Health & Chiropractic is an independent business owned and managed by Gina Lear and Fiona Tyson. Having worked together at a Clinic in 2013, Fiona & Gina instantly knew they shared the same business ethics and morals. It was only going to be a matter of time before they would embark on a joint business venture and Lightwater Health & Chiropractic opened its doors for the first time on April 16th 2016.
The Clinic has gone from strength to strength in a very short space of time, with two additional treatment rooms recently added to the premise and a very strong team of Chiropractors and Sports Massage therapists. With Fiona & Gina both being extremely passionate about their work, wanting to make people feel comfortable and relieving them from pain, you can be assured of a very personal and caring level of service from all the team.