Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive. It is a fast, effective procedure using intense but very short energy waves to heal many chronic painful orthopedic conditions.
In the medical world, shock waves have been used since 1980 to disintegrate kidney stones, for instance. In modern pain therapy, shock wave energy is applied to painful areas, where it can exert its curative action.
Shock waves accelerate the healing process in the body, they stimulate metabolism and improve blood circulation. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.
Success rate with Shockwave is as high as 75-90% even where other therapies have failed.
What conditions can be treated with Shockwave Therapy?
It is used to treat tendonitis and tendinopathies including tennis/golfers elbow, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, hamstring tendinopathies.
How is shock wave treatment performed?
The therapist localizes the pain region by palpation or Shockwave localization and discusses the findings with you.
A skin gel is then applied to the treatment area to allow the shock waves to be introduced into the body almost painlessly and without any loss of energy.
After these preparations, shock waves are applied as the Shockwave applicator is moved over the pain region in a circular motion.
What is the cost?
€80 for initial assessment and €50 for follow up sessions.