Paul Scheepers
Paul Scheepers
10. April, 2024
Very happy,helped me with a groin issue,always on time
David Boulden
David Boulden
7. March, 2024
I would definitely recommend Thorpes,very professional and I had a quick recovery.????
Lorissa Rambridge
Lorissa Rambridge
29. February, 2024
Dear Louise and Dominic, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the incredible support and guidance I have received during my physiotherapy journey. Louise, thank you, you prepared me for surgery to repair my ACL. I felt confident and reassured by your guidance and your support, you challenged me which really helped prepare me for my post-surgery rehab. Post surgery I was under the care of Dominic, and during our first session I uttered the words, "Am I ever going to walk again?", you gave me a clear progression pathway which helped me navigate and overcome each challenging exercise. Your knowledge and expertise reassured me and kept me determined to keep pushing forward. Exceptional professionals!!
Harry Gerngross
Harry Gerngross
13. February, 2024
Very impressed with professional advice and treatment received from Claire Richards which has improved my injury problem. Also a mention for Jane - your receptionist - who I find to be polite and helpful. I will be signing up for 3 x hydrotherapy sessions towards mid March. Thank you for your help.
Patricia Mcneilly
Patricia Mcneilly
30. January, 2024
I’ve been in extreme lower back pain.Advised by Johnathan to see Anna.To date have had an initial consultation & one session with her. She is very mindful & sensitive to the pain that I’m experiencing & appreciates how disabling it’s making my everyday life. Together we’re working on getting my problem resolved. I’m seeing her privately & still have more appointments to attend.All the Thorpes staff are very helpful, attentive & organised. Would thoroughly recommend Thorpes for any physiotherapy.
kevin young
kevin young
27. December, 2023
Very professional, friendly service. Good communication throughout.
Caroline Paxton
Caroline Paxton
24. November, 2023
Very thorough and good service. Really helped my recovery from back surgery
Lyn Parker
Lyn Parker
11. October, 2023
I’m so glad I had my appointment on 26/09/23 as you were amazing. You gave me a letter to take to A&E as I may of had CES. I did indeed. I had a spine operation on that Friday. Thank you for being so professional and looking after me.
James Clinker
James Clinker
5. October, 2023
The place was very easy to find and car parking was available. The administration was good regarding the appointments with reminder messages. My problem was soon diagnosed by the physiotherapist with a good explanation of what was going on. I was given ultrasound treatment and advice on appropriate exercises to carry out. I strongly recommend Thorpes Physiotherapy.

THE NON-SURGICAL SOLUTION TO BECOMING PAIN FREE

Shockwave Therapy (SWT) has been shown to be a highly effective treatment option for patients who have failed to respond to conservative manual therapies. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has received numerous clinical studies and has endorsed its effectiveness.

WHO IT HELPS

Shockwave Therapy, in conjunction with an appropriately prescribed exercise programme by your health Physiotherapist, has been shown to help with the following conditions

  • Achilles Pain (Achilles tendinopathy)
  • Heel Pain (Plantar fasciitis)
  • Hip Pain (Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, gluteal tendinopathy)
  • Elbow Pain (Lateral and medial epicondylitis -tennis and golfers elbow)
  • Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff tendinopathy)
  • Hamstring Pain (Hamstring tendinopathy)
  • Knee Pain (Patella tendinopathy)
  • Neck Pain (Myofascial pain syndromes)

 

WHAT DOES SHOCKWAVE DO?

Professor Tim Kratson states, that one of the strongest arguments for the use of shockwave in therapy is that it effectively takes the affected tissue from a chronic state to an acute one. In doing so, this provides a stimulant or trigger to a ‘stalled’ repair sequence -rather like pressing the ‘reset’ button.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL YOU NEED?

We are guided by the current research which suggests 3-6 treatment sessions inconjunction with physiotherapy assessment and appropriate exercises. Ideally the session should be 5-7 days apart.

RESULTS?

Many patients report an improvement in symptoms after the first treatment,however this often can be temporary. This is the Pain Gate Theory coming into play. Shockwave is working at a cellular level to influence the healing process and many patients see an improvement from the second week onwards. The healing process can take up to several weeks or even months to complete (dependent upon the diagnosis). Please click here to view our latest shockwave audit.

FURTHER INFORMATION

There are no long-term side-effects from Shockwave. The treatment procedure can be uncomfortable, but it is very short term. Any potential side effects will be explained at your appointment, but you may experience some reddening, bruising, and swelling as well as a potential brief increase in pain. These side effects usually subside over a few days.
Shockwave is a ‘proinflammatory’ treatment, hence the above potential reactions to treatment.

Remember we are trying to ‘kick start’ your healing process from a ‘stalled’ or chronic state. To this end, DO NOT take anti-inflammatory medication during your course of
treatment as this will interfere with the natural healing process we are trying to reinstate.

Shockwave therapy is performed at our Sandhurst clinic. For more information, please call 01276 37670 or email admin@thorpesphysiotherapy.com

Paul Scheepers
Paul Scheepers
10. April, 2024
Very happy,helped me with a groin issue,always on time
David Boulden
David Boulden
7. March, 2024
I would definitely recommend Thorpes,very professional and I had a quick recovery.????
Lorissa Rambridge
Lorissa Rambridge
29. February, 2024
Dear Louise and Dominic, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the incredible support and guidance I have received during my physiotherapy journey. Louise, thank you, you prepared me for surgery to repair my ACL. I felt confident and reassured by your guidance and your support, you challenged me which really helped prepare me for my post-surgery rehab. Post surgery I was under the care of Dominic, and during our first session I uttered the words, "Am I ever going to walk again?", you gave me a clear progression pathway which helped me navigate and overcome each challenging exercise. Your knowledge and expertise reassured me and kept me determined to keep pushing forward. Exceptional professionals!!
Harry Gerngross
Harry Gerngross
13. February, 2024
Very impressed with professional advice and treatment received from Claire Richards which has improved my injury problem. Also a mention for Jane - your receptionist - who I find to be polite and helpful. I will be signing up for 3 x hydrotherapy sessions towards mid March. Thank you for your help.
Patricia Mcneilly
Patricia Mcneilly
30. January, 2024
I’ve been in extreme lower back pain.Advised by Johnathan to see Anna.To date have had an initial consultation & one session with her. She is very mindful & sensitive to the pain that I’m experiencing & appreciates how disabling it’s making my everyday life. Together we’re working on getting my problem resolved. I’m seeing her privately & still have more appointments to attend.All the Thorpes staff are very helpful, attentive & organised. Would thoroughly recommend Thorpes for any physiotherapy.
kevin young
kevin young
27. December, 2023
Very professional, friendly service. Good communication throughout.
Caroline Paxton
Caroline Paxton
24. November, 2023
Very thorough and good service. Really helped my recovery from back surgery
Lyn Parker
Lyn Parker
11. October, 2023
I’m so glad I had my appointment on 26/09/23 as you were amazing. You gave me a letter to take to A&E as I may of had CES. I did indeed. I had a spine operation on that Friday. Thank you for being so professional and looking after me.
James Clinker
James Clinker
5. October, 2023
The place was very easy to find and car parking was available. The administration was good regarding the appointments with reminder messages. My problem was soon diagnosed by the physiotherapist with a good explanation of what was going on. I was given ultrasound treatment and advice on appropriate exercises to carry out. I strongly recommend Thorpes Physiotherapy.

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