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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

At Bayridge Physiotherapy, we are pleased to offer state-of-the-art therapeutic modality called Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy (ESWT) commonly known as Shockwave therapy. 

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave is non-invasive therapeutic modality which accelerates healing by transmitting a type of sound wave called "acoustic pressure wave" to the injured tissue. 

Originally, shockwave was created to breakdown kidney stones without surgery. It has now evolved to treat various body tissues like bone, joint, ligament, tendon and muscle tissue. 


How does Shockwave Therapy work?

When the human body is not able to heal itself, it needs external help like shockwave therapy to enhance healing.

Shockwave accelerates healing and regenerates damaged tissue by increasing local blood supply and improving metabolism.

Shockwave machine delivers strong acoustic (sound) energy pulses to the affected tissue for brief period. These pulses stimulate bone and connective tissue healing cells which then accelerate the healing process. As a result most clients who receive shockwave therapy recover faster.    

We use Storz Medical's state-of-the-art shockwave machine. 


Which conditions can be treated with ShockWave Therapy?

Shockwave sessions are about 30 minutes long and most clients requires upto 6 sessions. Treatments are aimed at pain reduction and recovery of bone, joint and soft tissue.

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles tendinopathy

  • Jumper’s knee (Patellar Tendonitis)

  • Treatment of tendinopathy

  • Hamstring muscle injuries

  • Myofascial trigger points

  • Bursitis

  • Stiff big toe (Hallux Rigidus)

  • Non-healing ulcers

  • Tendonitis

  • Scar tissue

  • Calcific rotator cuff tendonitis

  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

  • Broken bones that have failed to heal (non-unions)

  • Shoulder pain

  • Tennis elbow

  • Heel spurs

  • Shin splints

  • Stress fractures

  • Enhancing bone healing

  • Muscle and connective tissue injuries

  • And various other conditions

To book a shockwave treatment session click Book Online 

For more questions, fill in the form on our Contact page


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