SWT (Shockwave Therapy)
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.
Shockwave therapy is most frequently used in physiotherapy, orthopedics and sports medicine.
Most common indications include:
Low back pain
Achilles tendon pain
Trigger points treatment
Calcar calcanei/ heel spur
Arthrotic changes - secondary symptoms
Lateral & ulnar epicondylitis
Prolonged joint distorsion treatment