Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) involves the conversion of a sound wave into a shock wave that is applied repeatedly to a specific area of the body. In recent years the technique has become popular in the treatment of a number of musculoskeletal conditions including tennis and golfers elbow, achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, and tendinitis of the shoulder.

There are several theories about how this treatment works but the most accepted theory is that the micro-trauma caused by the repeated shock waves increases the blood flow to the area and this promotes healing. The treatment is simple, quick and non-invasive.

Geraldton Health Centre uses gold standard Swiss Dolorclast ESWT units in treating our patients.

Shockwave Machine