Therapies at Glencairn House

 

Shockwave Therapy

 

 

 

E.S.W.T treats a variety of conditions using shock waves, or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), outside the body. The treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive.

Ease pain and sports related illness

 

This quick, effective procedure harnesses intense but very short energy waves to heal many chronic painful orthopaedic or sports-related conditions. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy treatment is a clinically proven treatment available for patients presenting primarily with chronic tendon disorders. This is a successful second line treatment for patients who fail to respond to appropriate conservative management including traditional physiotherapy.

It works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon. The shockwaves are mechanical, not electric, and work by increasing blood flow to the injured area. This accelerates the body’s healing process. The ESWT application lasts about 5 minutes to deliver the shockwave energy and you must attend for 3 sessions over 3 consecutive weeks.

Originally this treatment was only available through an orthopaedic consultant and was extraordinarily expensive. Now it is performed by many physiotherapists around the country who wish to be able to help their patients directly.

ESWT is now available at Glencairn House, delivered by Carolyn Humphrey, for self paying and insured patients.  The treatment package cost £300 which includes a full patient assessment and three treatments.

For further enquiries or to make an appointment please contact the Clinic

 

Carolyn Humphrey Grad Dip Phys MCSP MAACF HCPC.reg

E.S.W.T treats a variety of conditions using shock waves, or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), outside the body. The treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive. This quick, effective procedure harnesses intense but very short energy waves to heal many chronic painful orthopaedic or sports-related conditions. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy treatment is a clinically proven treatment available for patients presenting primarily with chronic tendon disorders. This is a successful second line treatment for patients who fail to respond to appropriate conservative management including traditional physiotherapy.

It works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon. The shockwaves are mechanical, not electric, and work by increasing blood flow to the injured area. This accelerates the body’s healing process. The ESWT application lasts about 5 minutes to deliver the shockwave energy and you must attend for 3 sessions over 3 consecutive weeks.

Originally this treatment was only available through an orthopaedic consultant and was extraordinarily expensive. Now it is performed by many physiotherapists around the country who wish to be able to help their patients directly. 

ESWT is now available at Glencairn House, delivered by Carolyn Humphrey, for self paying and insured patients.  The treatment package cost £300 which includes a full patient assessment and three treatments.  For further enquiries or to make an appointment please contact the Clinic

Since moving from London down to Dorset my husband and I had never found any masseur who we really felt had the expertise and knowledge.  However we met Sarah and that has now all changed.  She has magic hands, the rare ability to read what a body needs and requires therefore all her massages are thorough, beneficial and healing.  She has mended my husband who has had a prolapsed disc and is constantly putting/rejuvenating my body.  Both of us are parents, triathletes, runners, riders….without Sarah we wouldn’t be.  We really cannot speak more highly of her.

Emma and Mark Fisher