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The Physiotherapy Centre is a Specialist Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy (ESWT) Centre offering shockwave treatment for Musculoskeletal and Urological conditions.

We have Radial & Focussed Shockwave machines – very few companies offer Focussed (which is ideal for deeper tissue conditions, and if often more successful than Radia. – click to see the video below).

The technology we use is from the Market Leading Swiss company Storz Medical.  All our ESWT machines are manufactured in Switzerland to stringent European and British standards.  Many other clinics use lesser Chinese manufactured ESWT machines.

ESWT Shockwave Therapy for Hamstring Pain
ESWT Shockwave Therapy for Knee Pain Relief
ESWT Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasiitis
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Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment which utilises soundwaves transmitted to localised injured tissue to reduce pain, accelerate healing and stimulate cell regeneration.

What conditions can shockwave therapy treat?

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (outer hip)
  • Patellar tendinopathy (Jumper’s knee)
  • Tennis/golfers elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Low Back Pain
  • Frozen shoulder

What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?

  • Non-invasive – no medication
  • Reduces need for steroid injections and surgery
  • Transient analgesic effect after treatment
  • Clinical results range between 60- 90% successful depending on the condition being treated
  • Best non invasive treatment option if all other conservative treatment has failed
  • The effects of shockwave therapy are enhanced by rehabilitation

For a full list of indications where the use of Shockwave would not be appropriate please visit the International Society for Medical Shockwave Therapy

Our devices are maintained and serviced by the UK official distributor of Storz Medical devices – Venn Healthcare

For further information about ESWT please visit the eswt.info website.

All our practitioners are Certified Shockwave Professionals by Venn Healthcare.

Radial Shockwave & focused sockwave
What is the difference?

Focused shockwaves are sound waves that are gathered (or focused) into deeper regions of the body, approximately 12cm. It is at this point that they reach their maximum energy. Focused shockwaves are used in the treatment of deep trigger points or areas, whereas radial shockwaves transmit outwards and do not reach as deep into the target area.

Radial shockwaves are performed on greater surface areas of application or larger regions of the body. Your therapist carrying out the procedure will decide which method is best for you, depending on your condition. Sometimes it is advisable to use a combination of both for maximum effect.

Below is a video with outlines these differences in more detail.

The Shockwave Therapy Podcast

The Shockwave Therapy Podcast is created by James Woledge (owner of The Abbeyfields Clinic and Osteopath with many years experience).  Each week James is joined by fellow health professionals to discuss Shockwave Therapy.  In Episode 10 James discusses shockwave therapy in the treatment in Erectile Dysfunction with our Lead Practitioner, Yves de Vos and Benoy Mathew.

Each week James looks at different ways Shockwave Therapy is used to treat conditions including Musculoskeletal and Men’s Health. 

Click on one of the links below to listen to the podcast.

our ESWT Frequently asked questions

Most clients tolerate shockwave well and you will feel some discomfort.

For musculoskeletal problems such as tendon pain we will recommend a combination of shockwave and rehabilitation as clinical trials have shown greater effectiveness than using shockwave alone.

After a shockwave treatment you do not have to rest and you can continue with your normal activities, you can attend alone as you can drive afterwards.

Clients can see an improvement sometimes after the first treatment and the real strength of shockwave therapy is in its medium to long term results.

This depends largely on which device we use, the length of time you have had the problem and the severity of your symptoms. We typically treat between 3-5 sessions on average.

Shockwave therapy is a safe treatment approved by NICE and used within the NHS. All our clinicians are trained at the highest standard in the use of Shockwave Therapy.

Our shockwave devices are engineered by Swiss based Storz Medical, world and market leader in shockwave therapy research, development and manufacturing. They are fully CE certified for safety and effectiveness. We have 2 devices and are able to provide radial and focussed shockwave therapy.

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Click on the video to out more about Focused Shockwave and how it can help you.

Get the most from eswt

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment which utilises soundwaves transmitted to localised injured tissue to reduce pain, accelerate healing and stimulate cell regeneration.

Experienced practitioners

All our practitioners are trained to the highest standards by leading Shockwave practitioners.

Proven Technology

Shockwave therapy is NICE approved and accepted as a great alternative to invasive procedures.

Safe - CE Marked

The Shockwave machines we use are CE approved & maufactured in Switzerland.

Personalised Plan

Each client is treated as an individual - we do not agree with one size fits all.

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Sue Wooster

Lead Receptionist

Susan (Sue), Receptionist; welcomes clients and co-ordinates appointments.

Sue has been with The Physiotherapy Centre team for a year now, previously 14 years with Portsmouth City Council as Business Support Officer.

In her spare time Sue loves to walk and has completed marathons: Moonlight Walk and Blenheim Palace, Abseiled Spinnaker Tower and did a Tandem 10,000 ft parachute jump; all for good causes.

She works on the adage ‘use it or lose it’ when it comes to physical health.

Every day is different, and meeting so many people and sharing their experiences is a privilege and inspiration.

Prof. Elizabeth Barley


I am a Health Psychologist, Practitioner Psychologist and Registered General Nurse, working in private practice. I am a trained listener, therapist, mindfulness teacher and mentor.

I am a specialist in:

  • Helping people to cope with anxiety, depression, illness and with other life stresses.
  • Helping people to make lasting lifestyle changes.
  • Helping people to live well with illness.

I can help you to:

  • manage troublesome emotions such as depression, anxiety or stress
  • explore the emotional impact of life changes such as illness, disability or loss
  • cope with difficult symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, breathlessness, palpitations, menopause
  • adjust to living with illness, including cancer, long term conditions or health conditions without a clear medical diagnosis
  • make, and stick with, healthy life choices such as eating healthily, exercising and reducing alcohol intake
  • manage your time, work or studies better
  • explore what matters and how to change things for the better

Jeannette Small

MSK & Adolescent Practitioner

Jeannette graduated from Brunel University in 2003. She worked in the NHS for nearly 20 years before joining the team at The Physiotherapy Centre in January 2023. She has experience of assessing and treating a wide variety of MSK conditions in both adults and adolescents (12-18 year olds). She is a member of The Health and Care Professions Council (PH64711), The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (069415).

Jeannette was a very keen gymnast growing up, she coached for many years and she still loves to throw herself upside down when she gets the chance. She has had physiotherapy treatment following injuries of her own so is very aware of how debilitating it is physically and mentally. She is very aware that activity in childhood is extremely important to ensure good health into adulthood therefore Jeannette is passionate about supporting and guiding her patients back to activity in the safest way possible.

Jeannette has 2 young children so when she’s not working most of her time is spent running around after them. She loves to spend her time with family and friends and she is willing to try her hand at any activities.

Laura Holdway

Community & Home Practitioner

Laura, Community and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist, visits clients in their homes to provide rehabilitation at an early stage and specialises in treating Orthopaedic conditions.

Laura, who graduated from the University of Brighton in 2006, is delighted to return to The Physiotherapy Centre after spending the past 15 years within NHS acute hospitals. Prior to this current role, Laura was a Trauma and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Team Leader managing a team of 12 people and leading with trauma management for the Trust.

Laura has a long-standing interest in the rehabilitation of those who have suffered a fractured hip as this type of debilitating injury can have such a negative effect on individuals’ lives. She enjoys the challenge of ensuring each client can achieve their optimal outcome and empowering them to take control over their recovery.

Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her family; playing games, baking and going for walks with their cocker spaniel, Teddy. She likes to keep herself fit with different exercise classes and enjoys gardening to relax.

Cameron Hawley

Sports Therapist

Cameron, Sports Therapist, works with injury diagnosis, management and rehabilitation, with sport and non sports based injuries.  Cameron has only just started working with us, before joining us he worked in multiple private clinics, and working as a massage therapist most recently. Alongside this Cameron spent time in the NHS working at Petersfield community Hospital.

Cameron graduated from the University of Chichester with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy, outside of sports therapy Cameron volunteered in the NHS as a non clinical vaccinator and helped with providing covid vaccinations.

Cameron is a keen sports player, playing football in his spare time on the weekend along with other sports like tennis and occasionally golf, alongside training regularly Cam understands the injuries that occur with an active lifestyle and understands how to work around and with these injuries.

Cameron believes in working to make a client happy and healthy within their body and helping teach to develop an understanding of their body and help develop confidence and knowledge to go about life without fear of injury or settling for pain.

hannah gray

Practice Manager

Hannah oversees the day to day running of the Practice with the help of the amazing admin team.

Hannah has been with the company for 7 months and prior to this she spent 5 year as a practice manager in the dental industry. Hannah has completed various courses in customer service and administration and is keen on streamlining business processes.

In Hannah’s spare time she is a Mother of 4 Children and loves days out and trips away with the family.

Hannah enjoys seeing the clients make progress in the centre and believes this is all down to the fantastic therapists we have who put their heart and soul into giving the best possible care.

Patrick sanford

Marketing & Sales Director

Patrick handles all the pretty stuff and things that make people notice us.  He has been with the company for around 10 years now. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as marketing manager at a bakery in Brighton – not putting the holes in the doughnuts! 

To his great surprise Patrick graduated from Luton University with a B.A. in Business & Marketing.  In his spare time, Patrick is a keen mountain biker and enjoys listening to great music (so he says).  He believes that challenges make life interesting, but overcoming those challenges makes life meaningful.

As a final word, Patrick is obsessed with ensuring that all our awesome clients receive the highest level of service and care and safest possible environment.