Shockwave Fees

  • Initial Consult + Shockwave Treatment

    New patients only (read below)
    Up to 1 hour booking
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  • Initial Consult + Shockwave Treatment

    Existing patients only
    Up to 30 minute booking
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Shockwave treatments are charged at £85 per session for existing patients. New patients who wish to have shockwave treatments will first have to have an initial consultation to ensure shockwave is clinically indicated in the managment of the presenting condition and to fully diagnose any problems causing the condition, and/or resulting from the condition, that will need to be addressed to ensure the shockwave course is as successful as possible.

We trust you understand that practitioners cannot deliver a course of shockwave based on a patient’s diagnosis as many other diagnoses can mimic the same painful presentation. Some of these syndromes or disease processes will not respond to shockwave and others may, in fact, be made worse by shockwave. Furthermore, even when a condition is well addressed by shockwave, without identifying and addressing the cause of the condition the effects of shockwave may only last so long before the condition returns as the founding components have not been addressed. Finally, even if your condition is well researched and highly likely to respond to shockwave treatment, your past medical history or current medication may lessen the effects of it or contraindicate it being appropriate for you and further clinical workup may be needed before starting a course of shockwave therapy. For instance, a recent corticosteroid injection may prevent you from being able to start shockwave immediately, or imaging may be needed to be ordered to see if shockwave can help.

Therefore, if after consultation and examination, your practitioner sees fit for you to have a course of shockwave therapy and you are happy to start immediately (having understood the likely outcome and short-term side effects), then your first shockwave treatment almost always can be administered during this first appointment as these are scheduled for up to an hour of our time to ensure we can fit treatment in if appropriate.

The charge for an initial consultation and a shockwave therapy treatment is £99 (discounted from £74 + £85 = £159) – should no other treatments be delivered during the first appointment. If you wish to have chiropractic care or physiotherapy alongside your shockwave treatments these will not be included free of charge during your shockwave appointment.

In general, due to the strong healing stimulus shockwave provides, we find it advisable to have a short course of shockwave without changing too many variables at the same time, such as having other complicated forms of treatment or exercise therapy. This simplifies the clinical picture as then we can draw more useful information from your progress about how best to manage your case such as when to incorporate exercise management or other forms of adjunctive care to address mechanical reasons that may have founded your condition that required shockwave in the first place. This approach usually will save the patient time and money compared to “blanket bombing” their problem with many forms of treatment at the same time.

For existing patients who wish to have shockwave therapy for a new or old problem, we do not charge a consultation fee as we can usually accomplish this in a standard treatment appointment time of up to 30 minutes. This is due to existing patients already having had comprehensive examinations in the past and therefore we are not working from scratch in building our knowledge of their presenting complaint. However, it is unlikely there will be time for other forms of therapy to be offered during this ‘new complaint’ appointment.

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