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Shockwave Therapy

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Shockwave therapy is a modality that is becoming more common in physiotherapy. Using a much lower energy than in medical applications, shockwave therapy, or extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), is used in the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions, primarily those involving connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons.

Shockwave therapy has shown to effectively treat the following conditions:

  • Feet - heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis
  • Elbow – tennis and golfers’ elbow
  • Shoulder - calcific tendinosis of rotator cuff muscles
  • Knee - patellar tendonitis
  • Hip – bursitis
  • Lower leg - shin splints
  • Upper leg - Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Back pain - lumbar and cervical spine regions and chronic muscular pain