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specialist men's health practitioner

We have the expertise and  specialist Shockwave Therapy technology to solve Men’s Health conditions including Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome at The Physiotherapy centre.

Shockwave for Erectile Dysfunction & CPPS
Shockwave for Men's Health and Erectile Dysfunction
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Erectile Dysfunction

A study published by Kings College London (2019) estimates around 11.7 million men in the UK have experienced ED and 2.5 million have given up on sex as a result. The same study suggests 50% of men under the age of 50 are estimated to have suffered from erectile

Common causes of ED:

  • Vascular (lack of blood flow) – including ageing, diabetes & hypertension
  • Psychological/emotional
  • Following prostate surgery
  • Medication/recreational drugs
  • Lack of testosterone

We have a 70% success rate using focused shockwave therapy for men suffering from vascular ED.  We also have success in men following prostatectomy. All other forms of ED will not benefit from shockwave therapy.

Focused shockwave therapy has the following effect to reverse ED:

  1. Stimulates the body to grow new blood vessels in the penis.
  2. Revitalises blood vessels that have through age become narrower.
  3. Increase in girth and length through stimulation of the corpus cavernosum – healthier and more elastic tissue creates better function.

Our Specialist Shockwave Therapist and UK Shockwave Educator, Yves De Vos, has extensive experience in treating ED through his relationship and training with Venn Healthcare and Storz Medical. He also works in partnership with 5 other clinicians through Ed Clinics.

Not all shockwave therapy is the same and the shockwave device we use is a Storz Focused Device which is the only form of shockwave that is clinically proven to help with vascular ED. 

Further resources for information on ED and Shockwave Therapy:

If you are curious how shockwave therapy can help you then please complete a contact form and Yves will get in touch with you. Please indicate how you would like to be contacted to ensure maximum discretion

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.

Below are links to the podcast, in Episode 10 James discusses shockwave therapy in the treatment in Erectile Dysfunction.  He is joined by our Lead Practitioner, Yves de Vos and Benoy Mathew. Both of whom are founder members of EDClinics.co.uk which is a collaborative network of clinics specialising in this area.

They are enthusiastic advocates of treating vasculogenic ED with Focused Shockwave. They bring clarity and understanding to an otherwise complex specialist area.

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

Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s Disease (PD) is a disorder of the penis caused by plagues (scar tissue) resulting in painful erections and a curvature of the penis.

The exact cause for PD is unknown however studies suggest it may be caused by minor trauma to the penis resulting in bleeding and formation of scar tissue.

Some men have minimal problems in others it can cause painful erections and ED.

Focused Shockwave therapy is not able to break down scar tissue hence may not result in improving the curvature of the penis but can help with pain and erectile dysfunction.

Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) is a common genitourinary condition characterised by episodes of pain and discomfort which come and go unpredictably. It can also involve inflammation and difficulties with urinating. It is also sometimes referred to as Prostatitis.

Causes for CPPS can be musculoskeletal in nature such as tension in the pelvic muscles, fibromyalgia, inflammation of the pubic joint (symphysis pubis) or a hernia. The pain associated with this condition can degrade the quality of a man’s personal and work life and leaving him confounded and depressed.

Focused Shockwave Therapy in combination with addressing the cause of the pain through exercises or manual therapy has shown to have excellent results.

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Featured Testimonial

Shock Wave treatment, does it work—YES it did for me.
I first met Yves when I was 73, I had been suffering from Erection Deficiency since late 50ths and early 60’s. I was prescribed the normal drugs by my GP and tried them all finishing up with generic Viagra from various suppliers where the best prices were at the supermarkets.

I noticed as did my wife that some years later the effect of the pills diminished and on occasions failed to even work. I also found the side effects were red face and no real erection after stimulation.

I was still aroused but seemed unable to maintain an erection so intercourse was a no, no.

This annoyed me as being sexually wanting but unable led me to investigate ED and a range of cures or maybe solutions.  I tried a vacuum pump but whilst I could get erect I failed to maintain it.

My investigation on the internet led me to shock wave therapy where the penis is given similar treatment to muscle regeneration by increasing the blood flow and increasing the cavities for new blood flow.

I set about locating some consultancy who could offer such a treatment and came up with several private hospitals but not one responded to my enquiries. Not to be beaten I looked at the offerings on websites where a range of offering were available. I continued my investigations and read up on various abstract of medical bodies who had done studies and whilst non would say it was a total solution the results given did give encouragement.

My search continued on the internet for a consultancy and some pages through the search engine a link appeared to a very local physiotherapy clinic offering ED shock wave treatment. I made contact via the email link and subsequently spoke to the owner, Yves De Vos.

Following some background information I went for 6 sessions and by the 6th there was an improvement in my ability to get hardness. Yves offered me a further set of sessions which was producing some major improvements from the increased blood flow.

As a result of the shock wave therapy my blood flow was now much greater resulting in an even bigger erection that I had any time achieved.

For me Yves has changed my life and that of my wife’s, thank you Yves.

George T.

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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.