Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a unique and extremely effective modality used to treat a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Research into this cutting-edge therapy continues to evolve and substantiate its effectiveness. It has become indispensable in our clinic.
What is it?
HIGH energy shockwaves (audible high energy sound waves) have been used since 1980 to treat kidney stones. More recently, its use has expanded to restructure scar tissue and disintegrate calcium deposits in soft tissues.
Following rigorous testing and studies, research demonstrates that LOW energy shock waves are extremely effective in modern pain therapy. The healing process is accelerated, stimulating the cellular metabolism and improving blood circulation. This promotes the regeneration and rapid healing of acute and chronically damaged tissue, thereby REDUCING pain and discomfort.
Combining High and Low energy shock waves creates the ability to change acute and chronically damaged tissue while stimulating a rapid healing response.
Our clinic uses the Storz DUOLITH SD1 Ultra developed and manufactured in Switzerland. It is the premium ESWT system available today for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
Safety & Effectiveness
ESWT is a very safe and non-invasive modality which can potentially ELIMINATE the need for surgery in many cases.
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
- Jumpers Knee
- Stress Fractures
- Bone necrosis
- Scar Tissue Treatment
- Chronic neck and back pain (spinal pain syndromes)
- Shin Splints
- Muscle Strain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) pain
- Trigger finger
- Non-healing wounds