Extracorporeal Shock Wave therapy (ESWT) is a new technology using shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. A shockwave is a series of high-energy percussions applied from outside your body. It can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, in particular, those involving areas where major connective tissue attaches to bone.
Common conditions that can be successfully treated by shockwaves are:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel spurs syndrome
- Achilles tendonitis
- Patellar tendonitis,
- Jumper’s knee
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Calcific tendinisis of shoulder
- Trigger points in muscles
- Shin Splints
- Iliotibial band friction syndrome
Shockwave therapy sessions are provided by our physiotherapist or chiropodist and can be claimed under “physiotherapy” or “chiropody” coverage through your insurance plan.