The Physiotherapy team, which is part of the world-leading Hip Preservation Service at St Cross, has taken delivery of a Shockwave unit.

Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment, and works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon. This increases the blood flow within the affected area, stimulating cell regeneration and healing, and decreasing local factors which can cause chronic severe hip pain which cannot necessarily be resolved by surgery.