Shockwave Therapy for ED

Effective treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

Shockwave Therapy

Highly effective treatment for ED

Shockwave Therapy for ED

Shockwave Therapy for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) has fast become the most effective, painless, and long-lasting treatment for this frustrating condition. Shockwave has in effect transformed the way we treat erectile dysfunction.

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Effective & Painless

We only use specialised focused shockwave for the treatment of ED and Pyrone’s. This is both painless and effective in most cases.

Long lasting

Recent trials have demonstrated the treatment benefits of Shockwave treatment are preserved for at least 12 months or longer.

Life changing

Succesful Shockwave treatment will mean patients are able to regain natural erections without the need for medication.

Shockwave Therapy - The Technology

We use the We use the latest Storz’s Medical focused shockwave technology for the treatment of Peyronie’s and ED. Low intensity focused shockwaves (Li-SWT) are acoustic pulses which are delivered via a hand-held devise which in contact with the skin.

Li-SWT promotes angio-genesis (development of new blood vessels) in the penis, thus allowing greater blood flow which helps to revitalise and strengthen an erection. This type of treatment has also been found effective for Peyronie’s disease and chronic prostatitis.

Shockwave Therapy - The Treatment

Most patients speak to their GP for a referral or to confirm the diagnosis. Some are referred by an Urologist. Treatment is then carried out at our South Gyle practice in Edinburgh.

Shockwave therapy is carried out by one of our qualified and experienced Physiotherapists and each session takes around 20 minutes. Treatment is discrete and safe and you can continue your daily activities as normal immediately after the session.

In most case, 6 sessions are required at weekly intervals to gain maximum effect, although many people experience some immediate benefit.

Shockwave Therapy - Free Consultation

We provide a free (no obligation) initial phone consultation with one of our Shockwave Specialists. The consultation is an essential part of the process as your Specialist will be able to advise you on whether Shockwave Therapy is the right treatment for you, and the steps you need to take prior to commencing treatment. It also provides an opportunity for you to ask any questions about the treatment. Call us now on 0131 218 3000 or email to arrange your free no obligation online or phone consultation with our Consultant Physiotherapist.

Shockwave Therapy - How much does shockwave therapy for ED cost?

Each session costs £300. The number of sessions required varies from patient to patient depending on severity of ED, age, general health and any underlying medical conditions. During your free initial consultation, your Shockwave Specialist will be able to give you an estimate of the amount of sessions you may require for the treatment to be effective.

Shockwave Therapy - Other Benefits

There are two different types of shockwave, focused and radial. Focused is described above, and radial is used in the treatment of musclo-skeletal (MSK) conditions like achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis and many other MSK conditions. Click for further information on radial shockwave.

Shockwave Therapy - The Science

A focused Shockwave pulse is an intense, short acoustic wave that moves faster than the speed of sound. They are typically characterized by:

High positive pressures of more than 100 MPa Extremely short rise times (about 10 microseconds) Fast pressure rises (less than 10 nanoseconds) Narrow effective beams (2-8mm diameter).

When a focused shockwave passes through the human tissue, it produces physiological and therapeutic effects. It is believed that four phases are involved in producing these therapeutic effects.

  1. Phase one is the direct effect of the shock. Mechanical pressure directly affects the cells in the tissues being targeted for treatment.
  2. Phase two is the physical-chemical phase which influences the metabolism in the cell, increasing their activity to promote healing.
  3. Phase three is the chemical phase which may be accompanied by molecular changes and intracellular reactions.
  4. The last phase, phase four, involves physiological responses to the first three phases.


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