Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, (or ESWT), is an advanced technology using shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the NeuroMusculoSkeletal (NMS) system. A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. The word "Extra-corporeal" means "outside the body" and refers to the fact that the shockwaves are generated outside the body.
The basic science behind SHOCKWAVE THERAPY is similar to the more commonly heard of; lithotripsy, or the non-surgical breaking up of kidney stones using acoustic waves. This technique/technology has been around for decades and has helped thousands of people. When people undergoing this treatment had dramatic improvements in unrelated aches and pains, scientists began studying this “discovery” and developed better devices more appropriate for NeuroMusculoSkeletal (NMS) disorders.
We are pleased to offer Shockwave Therapy that assists in the treatment of NMS disorders. Shockwave emerged to initially demonstrate improvement for Entheisopathic (tendon to bone connection) Desmopathic (ligament to bone) conditions like Tennis Elbow and Plantar Fasciitis. But since, Shockwave has been improved upon to successfully treat a wide variety of disorders involving muscle, bone, ligament, tendon and neural (referring to the nervous system) disorders. Find below a list of some of the more common NMS applications for ESWT.
Orthopedic conditions commonly treated with Shockwave therapy include:
- Calcific Tendonitis
- Jumper’s knee (patellar tendinitis)
- Runner's knee
- Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar Fasciitis / Heel spur
- Rotator cuff injury
- Chronic pain
- Stress fractures (bone healing)
- Morton’s Disease