Shockwave Therapy Amsterdam IJburg, NDSM, Oud Zuid/De Pijp,
Amstelkwartier and Amsterdam Noord
Shockwave Therapy is a modern and effective treatment method that uses pressure waves. These pressure waves travel right through the muscle and tendon.
The shock waves accelerate the healing process by activating the body’s self-healing properties. These shock waves stimulate metabolism and improve blood circulation. The treatment itself can be quite painful. Often a few sessions are enough to produce clear improvement.
The effects of Shockwave Therapy have now been scientifically proven, especially in combination with physiotherapy and exercises. In our practice, we have both radial shockwave equipment and the more intensively focused shockwave equipment. This allows us to choose the best treatment for your complaint.
Is Shockwave Therapy reimbursed by the insurer?
Shockwave therapy is not reimbursed via the basic insurance but through your additional insurance, if you have this. However, due to the high costs of the shockwave equipment, we need to charge a small amount to cover maintenance and material costs. In addition, we charge for diagnostics and evaluation with our ultrasound equipment.
Your costs per treatment process
A treatment process costs between €85 and €105.
A treatment process is structured as follows:
Prior to the treatment process, we will assess your complaint during a physiotherapy session. We will make an ultrasound for a correct diagnosis to establish the location that needs to be treated and with what intensity. This comprehensive ultrasound diagnosis costs €49.50 in addition to the costs of a physiotherapy session
Subsequently, the costs for a series of 5 shockwave treatments are:
Radial Shockwave €15
Focused Shockwave €35
After the treatment process, we make a short ultrasound to evaluate the recovery. This costs €20
If necessary, additional treatments are performed. These will be settled per session..
How is Shockwave Therapy performed?
The therapist locates the pain area and applies a gel. He/she then administers shockwaves by moving the shockwave treatment head in circular movements over the region to be treated. Ultrasound images are always taken during the focused shockwave treatments so that the correct location and dosage can be checked. A treatment generally takes about 10 minutes and may be painful. However, the pain will subside within minutes. In addition, the physiotherapist will also provide additional treatment and advice, for example, massage and stretching exercises.
How many treatments are needed?
A series of 10 treatments is optimal to achieve a good result.
Is Shockwave Therapy for all ages?
Age is not a factor in treatment. However, we do avoid stressing the growth plates in children.
Which pain complaints can be treated with Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave is especially effective for tendonitis (tendonitis complaints). The most common complaints are:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Calcification of the shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Heel spur and tendon inflammation
- Jumper’s knee
Ultrasound and Shockwave Therapy
At Physiotherapy GOED we make the correct diagnosis with the help of ultrasound. This way we can draw up a targeted treatment plan for shockwave therapy. After a treatment period with shockwave, we also assess the effects and results with ultrasound. For example, during a treatment of scale formation in the shoulder, it can be determined whether the scale has actually dissolved.
Contact for Shockwave Treatment
For more information or an appointment, please contact our shockwave specialists: