Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

What is i.P.P.T. treatment?

The term i.P.P.T. refers to Intense Pulse Pressure Therapy. This is a new, non-invasive treatment with the primary objective of alleviating pain and improving mobility in patients.

This innovative and cutting-edge therapeutic approach is specifically designed to effectively reduce discomfort while promoting significant improvements in physical mobility for individuals seeking relief from pain-related issues.

What to expect from the treatment?

1. Prior to commencing your initial treatment, we kindly request that you complete two forms, which will be sent to you via email. These forms are essential for our records and will assist us in tailoring the treatment to your specific needs.

2. Upon your arrival for each treatment session, you will be provided with a pre-treatment form. This form serves as a means to gauge your current state of pain and mobility restrictions and how you are feeling at that moment. This enables us to better understand your progress throughout the treatment process.

3. Before the treatment, we will record your pain-related concerns and offer you a set of simple exercises designed to address your specific condition.

4. i.P.P.T. Treatment is administered.

5. Upon the completion of the treatment session, we will conduct a post-treatment assessment, recording and evaluating your response to the intervention.

How long is the treatment?

The initial consultation, which is provided free of charge, is approximately 20 minutes.

The i.P.P.T. session lasts 40 minutes.

How often should you have the i.P.P.T. treatment?

We recommend the treatment programme for most of our musculoskeletal patients once per week for 3-5 weeks depends on the pain issues. 

The treatment timeframe:

3 treatments administered over a 3-week period, amounting to 120 minutes.

5 treatments administered over a 5-week period, amounting to 200 minutes.

What is the difference between the i.P.P.T. and ultrasound?

Both i.P.P.T. and ultrasound employ sound waves as part of their respective methodologies. However, they exhibit distinct differences that warrant attention. The i.P.P.T. methodology leverages Electromagnetic Fields in conjunction with sound waves to facilitate rapid rise times, enabling direct pulse wave penetration. 

Additionally, the i.P.P.T. treatment operates by delivering individual pulses at an astonishing rate of one billionth of a second.

Is the i.P.P.T. treatment painful?

Patients undergoing the i.P.P.T. treatment may experience some discomfort during the procedure, particularly in the targeted area of concern. However, it is important to note that as the treatment advances, the intensity of the discomfort is expected to diminish progressively.

Can the i.P.P.T. treatments help reduce pain and improve joint mobility?

Based on the outcomes observed in our pilot scheme, we have witnessed highly effective results in addressing the issue of pain, particularly in ligaments and tendons, which tend to calcify and subsequently become a persistent source of pain, leading to reduced flexibility and impaired motion.

Our treatment method is called i.P.P.T. which has shown to be very effective at getting rid of calcific deposits around joints, which can lead to arthrosis (osteoarthritis). Specifically, the i.P.P.T. treatment has demonstrated its capacity to widen joint spaces, thereby facilitating improved joint motion and enhancing overall flexibility.

Which injuries benefit the most from i.P.P.T. treatment?

The i.P.P.T. treatment has demonstrated significant efficacy in addressing a wide range of sports and musculoskeletal conditions, particularly in alleviating severe pain caused by inflammation.

Notably, our pilot schemes have shown remarkable successes in treating patients afflicted with various conditions, such as heel spurs, tennis elbow, golf elbow, neck pain, hip pain, plantar fasciitis (heel spur), sciatica, among others.

Are there any side effects of i.P.P.T.?

The i.P.P.T. is a non-invasive and an entirely safe procedure, characterised by its absence of adverse effects. While undergoing the treatment, patients may experience some temporary redness and mild discomfort. It is possible to encounter slight sensitivity around the inflamed areas after the session. In the event of any discomfort, we highly recommend the use of a cold press applied to the area of concern for relief.

When can I return to work after the treatment?

You can return to work straight after the treatment but we would recommend you to take it light for the rest of the day.

Whom shall we refrain from treating?

We shall not administer treatment to individuals who are pregnant or those with a externally made devices like, pacemakers etc.

What is the Price of i.P.P.T. treatment?

Body Area:
£360 (1 treatment)
£750 (3 treatments)
£1100 (5 treatments)

Full Body:
£750 (1 treatment)
£1500 (3 treatments)
£2300 (5 treatments)

Does St James Clinics provide medical advice?

Our clinicians do not provide medical advice. Please contact your medical advisors for any serious health-related issues.

What payment methods do you accept?

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay, UnionPay, Maestro and Cash.