Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a therapeutic device primarily used in Physiotherapy and Podiatry, to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. ESWT applies a high-intensity soundwave to promote regeneration and repair of bones, tendons and other soft tissues.

What are the possible benefits of ESWT?

  • Pain relief through dispersion of pain mediator “Substance P”
  • Reversal of chronic inflammation
  • Stimulation of collagen production
  • Dissolution of calcified fibroblasts
  • New blood vessel formation
  • Release of trigger points

What conditions can ESWT be used for?

ESWT has been shown to be most beneficial for chronic (ie. >6 weeks) and calcific tendinopathies, such as any of the following:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Rotator cuff tendinopathies and calcific tendonitis
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow

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