ESWT is a specialised treatment we use to manage both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. The shockwave is an intense, short energy wave that travels faster than sound and is generated from the shockwave machine outside the body (extra-corporeal).
ESWT was first devised to break down kidney stones as a non – surgical option. It was during these treatments that ESWT was found to have beneficial effects on surrounding tissues- hence leading to researchers applying the shockwave principal to other parts of the body. Many years and a lot of detailed research years later it has been found to have many beneficial effects. Our type of shockwave we use at Allegro Physiotherapy is specifically designed to treat some of the common musculoskeletal conditions we see below: