Services and treatments at The Lister Hospital

Shockwave therapy

Clinical Department

Shockwave therapy


Shockwave therapy is a series of energetic shockwaves applied to the area that needs treatment.  A shockwave is a purely mechanical wave, not an electric one.  The treatment initiates an inflammation-like condition (pro-flamatory) in the tissue that is being treated.

The body responds by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the impact area which in turn accelerates the body's own healing process.  The shockwaves break down injured tissue and calcifications.

Shockwave therapy offers two main advantages over traditional surgical methods: fewer potential complications and a faster return to normal activity.


Outpatient physiotherapy:

Monday - Thursday: 8.00am - 8.00pm
Friday: 8.00am - 6.00pm

Inpatient physiotherapy is available at The Lister Hospital seven days a week. We provide an out-of-hours on-call service 365 days a year and also offer both Pilates classes and Pilates 1:1 sessions to patients with lower-back pain.



To make an appointment with our Physiotherapy team, call 020 7824 8041 or email

Contact Name

Julia Parish - Physiotherapy Manager

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  • No anaesthesia
  • Non-invasive
  • No medication
  • No surgery
  • Fast treatment - 30 minutes per session; 3 - 4 sessions required
  • Fewer complications
  • Virtually painless after treatment
  • Significant clinical benefit often seen 6 - 8 weeks after treatment.


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