SWT (Shockwave Therapy)

SWT (Shockwave Therapy)

Shockwave definition

Shockwaves are acoustic waves with an extremely high energy peak like ones which occur in the atmosphere after an explosive event such as a lightning strike or a sonic boom. A shockwave differs from ultrasound by its extremely large pressure amplitude. Additionaly, ultrasound usually consists of a periodic oscillation, whereas a shockwave is a single pulse.

Over time, acoustic wave has proven to be an effective and non-invasive method for the treatment of localized musculoskeletal pathology including epicondylitis, heel spur and plantar fascitis, rotator cuff disorders, trigger points, variety of chronic tendinopathies and many other indications. 

Applications

Shockwave therapy is most frequently used in physiotherapy, orthopedics, sports medicine and cellulitis treatment.

Most common indications include:

Painful shoulder

Picondylitis

Low back pain

Achilles tendon pain

Patellar tendonitis

Trigger points treatment

Frozen shoulder 

Periarthritis humeroscapularis 

Calcar calcanei/ heel spur 

Arthrotic changes - secondary symptoms 

Achillodynia

Lateral & ulnar epicondylitis

Muscular distension

Prolonged joint distorsion treatment

Groin pain

Hip pain

Low-back pain

Achillodynia

Cellulitis treatment