Shockwave therapy, also called Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a treatment technique in which patients are exposed to powerful “shock waves” or shockwaves through a mobile treatment gun.
These shockwaves are delivered to the desired location in the body to produce a mechanical effect. These shockwaves accelerate the healing process by activating the body’s self-healing properties. Thus, metabolism and blood circulation are stimulated.
The treatment frequency is generally low, the duration of a treatment short and the treatment result is fast and effective. Especially patients with chronic (pain) complaints such as tendonitis or calcification in the shoulder, tennis elbow or arm, Achilles tendon complaints, heel spur or hamstring injury are incredibly well served by shockwave therapy.
Because shockwave therapy is part of physical therapy, the cost of this treatment is covered by your supplemental insurance.