What is Shockwave Therapy?
The treatment itself goes by several names. The most popular name is Shock Wave Therapy, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) or Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT).
Radial shockwaves are also called Radial Pressure Waves. They are pulses generated by compressed air which then converts into acoustic energy. The acoustic pulses are transmitted by way of a dispersive wave into the tissue of the affected area.
Shockwave Therapy was originally used to treat kidney stones over 20 years ago. Today, Shockwave Therapy has been extended to other therapeutic application. It is extremely popular and recognised within Europe and is gaining popularity and recognition in the UK due to the evidence based research that is helping to prove its efficacy.
Shockwave Therapy can help with the following conditions:
- Tendinopathy – Achilles, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Jumpers Knee
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
Why Choose Shockwave Therapy?
- Non-invasive form of treatment
- No anaesthetic required
- Treatment is fast and affordable
- There are fewer complications making it a suitable alternative to surgery or steroid injections
- It is virtually painless after treatment
- Patients report improved mobility and quicker rate of recovery
- It is recognised and recommended by the NICE guidelines