Shockwave Therapy @ Bakewell physiotherapy group

Bakewell Physiotherapy Group now provides RPW Shockwave Treatment. This new therapy is considered to be a definitive treatment option for a number of common conditions.


Radial Pressure Waves (RPW) also referred to as Radial Shockwave, offer a non-invasive treatment solution for long term insertion and soft tissue pathologies. Local treatment of the affected area will enhance and reset the healing pattern, while reducing pain and improving function. With very few negative side effects, Radial Pressure Wave therapy is indicated for conditions that are normally very difficult to treat, and is now widely used for many therapeutic and wellness applications.

Physical effects of radial pressure waves include: pain reduction (Gate Control theory), increased metabolism as shockwaves influence the tissues on a cellular level, revascularisation effect, where the renewed blood flow promotes tissue healing, regeneration and muscle tone recovery.

Shockwave therapy is ideal for difficult to treat conditions

Tendinopathy refers to a disease of a tendon. It is a failed healing response of the tendon, with haphazard proliferation of tenocytes, intracellular abnormalities in tenocytes, disruption of collagen fibers, and a subsequent increase in noncollagenous matrix. It is frequently associated with over-use / repetitive strain. The clinical presentation includes tenderness on palpation and pain, often when exercising or with movement. Typically, tendon injuries occur in three areas: musculotendinous junction (where the tendon joins the muscle); mid-tendon (non-insertional tendinopathy) ; tendon insertion (e.g. into bone).
RPW Shockwave Therapy is used to reboot the normal tendon healing process and promote the structural integrity of the tendon matrix. In a process where healing has failed, and repair processes are insufficient, these chronic soft tissue disorders require a specific intervention to trigger healing.

The following conditions are highly suitable for RPW shockwave treatment.

Rotator cuff (shoulder problems) including calcific tendonitis

Tennis and Golfers Elbow

Achilles Tendon Disorders

Patellar Tendon disorders including jumpers knee


Myofascial Trigger Points

Hip Bursitis

How many treatments are needed?

Although it varies, typically, we will apply 3 or 4 treatments, and perhaps after a 3 week break review you with a telephone consultation. In a few cases 2-4 additional treatments may need to be applied.

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For enquiries or to book your initial course of RPW Shockwave Treatment, contact Bakewell Physiotherapy Group on 01629 814433 or email us about Shockwave at general@bakewellphysio.co.uk


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