Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

What is Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a treatment technology that is revolutionising the treatment of debilitating soft tissue injuries. For conditions that have not responded to conventional physiotherapy or other interventions, ESWT offers an effective alternative to surgery.

How does it work?

After placing the hand-held applicator on the surface of the skin, radial shockwaves can then be passed through the skin to the injured soft tissue beneath.

This process induces a profl ammatory response in the injured tissue and the body responds by increasing blood circulation and metabolism. This speeds up the body's natural healing response by increasing cell generation and dissolving calcium deposits.

What can be treated?

Plantar Fasciitis - pain in the underside of the foot
Patellar Tendonitis - pain in the tendon that covers the kneecap
Tibial Stress Syndrome - or 'shin splints' - pain in the Tibia or shinbone
Achilles Tendonitis - pain in the Achilles or heel of the foot
Tennis / Golfers Elbow - pain in the forearm tendons
Shoulder Bursitis - inflammation of the shoulder tendons
Trochanteric Burstitis
Jumpers Knee,
Various trigger points

Ideal for patients who are averse to surgery or have a low pain threshold.