Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
What is it?
Used in high performance sport ESWT is a low-pain treatment that can produce sensational results in numerous injuries and conditions.
A typicalShockwave treatment program consist of six sessions over six weeks “With clinical reports showing that 69% of 149 randomly selected patients reported “excellent” results (no pain), this treatment is perfect for those suffering from painful issues. ESWT can be used on a number of different areas, from the Achilles’ tendon to back and shoulder pain and everything in between”, Paul Hobrough.
What does it do?
Research has proven that this process:
Forms new blood vessels in areas with poor circulation such as tendons.
Increases collagen and proteoglycan production (essential in tissue regeneration).
Improves bone healing.
Improves the immune system with increased white cell production (Leukocyte infiltration).
Amplifies growth factor and protein synthesis during tissue remodeling.
What can Shockwave Therapy help with?
“91% improvement in Calcific Tendonitis” (Shoulder Pain)Spacca et al 2005
“77% improvement in Tennis Elbow symptoms” + “more effective than a steroid injection at 12 weeks follow up”Beyazal MS, Devrimsel G., 2015.
“Shock wave treatment is effective for relieving pain, improving shoulder function and dissolving calcifications”. Ioppolo.
“The use of RSWT for the management of calcific tendinitis of the shoulder is safe and effective, leading to a significant reduction in pain and improvement of shoulder function after 4 weeks”. Cacchio 2006
“200% faster return to sport with shin splints”Rompe et at 2010
“90% improvement in plantar fasciitis” (sole of foot pain) Gerdesmeyer et al 2008, Lou et al 2017
“82% Success rate for Achilles Tendinopathy” (tendonitis)Rompe et al 2009
“65-75% improved symptoms in patella tendinopathy” (knee pain) (van der Worp H 2014).
Osgood-Schlatters Syndrome“75% of patients became free of symptoms following Shockwave treatment” Lohrer et al 2012.
“Significantly better results with radial shockwave therapy for Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy than with traditional conservative (NSAID + PT) treatment” Cacchio et al 2011.
More effective than a steroid injection for
- Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS)Rompe et al 2009.
- Carpal Tunnel syndromeCacchio et al 2006.
- Facet joint dysfunction (lower back pain).
Improves wound healing Knobloch et al 2015
Reduced Keloid ScaringChing-Jen 2018
Improves the appearance of cellulite Adatto et al 2010
Increases fat metabolismRusse-Wilflingseder et al 2013
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