Shockwave Therapy at Bolton Spinal Health.

We are very pleased to be able to offer shockwave therapy to our guests. This increases our ability to help with the healing process of tendons and ligaments.

What are Shockwaves?
In a nutshell, shockwaves are high-energy, audible sound waves.
In rehabilitation therapy, shockwaves are channelled to the area to accelerate healing.
Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) involves passing these short, intense sound waves into damaged tissues, which increases blood flow, has an analgesic effect, and stimulates the repair and regeneration process. The treatment puts the cells into repair mode and allows your body to restart its own accelerated healing process.


What is Shockwave Therapy ESWT?
Shockwave therapy machines pass short, intense energy sound waves, travelling faster than the speed of sound, into affected tissues. This causes microtrauma, increases blood flow and stimulates an acute inflammatory response which aids the healing process.
Shockwave therapy is widely used in physiotherapy, podiatry, sports medicine, urology, and orthopaedics to provide fast pain relief and increased mobility.
Shockwave therapy has both NICE guidance and FDA approval for a large number of indications. If delivered by qualified therapists, the treatment is largely risk and side-effect-free, making it a safe treatment choice for musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain. Shockwave therapy is a highly trusted treatment modality, and is used by hundreds of private clinics and NHS hospitals across the UK.

The Many Benefits of Shockwave Therapy:

• Fast recovery
• Fewer potential complications
• No anaesthesia
• Non-invasive
• No medication
• Fast treatment: 20 minutes per session
• Significant clinical benefit: often seen 6 to 8 weeks after treatment

Radial shockwave therapy machines produce pressure waves that are strongest at their source (the handpiece) and spread out into the tissue. The further they travel, the weaker they become and they can reach treatment depths of up to 5cm. Radial shockwaves perform on greater surface areas of application or larger regions of the body.

Radial shockwave therapy is ideal for: Localised Pain Symptoms / Chronic and Stable Pain Large muscle groups and muscle disorders / Plantar Fasciitis Myofascial Pain Syndrome / Chronic Tendinopathies Superficial treatment depths / Larger treatment areas

Ask your practitioner or any of the Bolton Spinal Health team about shockwave therapy and if it would be beneficial for you.

J.C. - Bolton, England

I have suffered with neck, shoulder and arm pain and the treatment I have received has really helped me. I would certainly recommend anyone who is suffering with pain to attend this clinic.


It has been fantastic to get some treatment that cures the cause and not just the symptoms.  I’m now pain free – Great!


Before coming for treatment I had severe discomfort in my lower back following an operation.  This caused problems with my posture.  I am now able to stand taller and walk more freely.


Seeing a Chiropractor has changed my life. Previously I was in pain most of the time and my quality of life was restricted. Now I know that there is hope for a future without pain.


This is a practice whose staff are friendly, helpful and professional.  My treatment is far from over (arthritic spine, hip surgery etc.) but I am certain that without it I should be in a far worse state than that which I presently enjoy.


Before any treatment, I was very stiff and did not have much movement in my neck.  I now have full movement in my neck.