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If you suffer from heel spur, calcification of the shoulder tendon, inflammation of the shoulder tendons or Achilles tendons, then shockwave is a highly recommended therapy for you. Shockwave is a therapy that has been used since 1998 (originally it was used for pulverising kidney stones) and has since been the subject of much research. The studies on the use of Shockwave show excellent results and is particularly used for heel spur, tendon irritations and calcium deposits in the shoulder

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a form of treatment that uses shock waves to treat painful areas of the body. A device is used to transmit these shock waves of relatively high energy to the area to be treated.

How does shockwave therapy work in physiotherapy?

Shockwave therapy stimulates the body's self-healing function. This is due to the administration of the high-energy sound waves we emit with the shockwave device. The physiotherapist transfers these waves with the treatment head to the painful spot in the patient's body. These waves then travel through the body to the location of the condition.

The energy released is absorbed into the painful tissue via the treatment head. To this, the body responds by releasing various recovery stimulating substances. Some substances mimic a mild inflammatory response, while others stimulate tissue repair and improve blood flow at the site. Both reactions result in rapid tissue repair.

After an average of four to five treatments, you will already notice the results of shockwave therapy. Movement becomes easier and the (chronic) pain stays away. The results of shockwave therapy are scientifically proven.


  • Tennis or golfer's elbow
  • Shoulder problems with or without calcification
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Chronic elbow pain (tennis or golfer's elbow)
  • Pain just below the kneecap (Infrapatellar tendopathy)
  • Pain around the ankle
  • Long-term Achilles tendon problems
  • Heel pain (heel spur)/long-term pain under the sole of the foot
  • Other tendonitis

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Ilse Brouwers - physiotherapist Amstelveen

Ilse Brouwers

Physiotherapist 020 641 45 43 Stuur een e-mail
daron buenting physiotherapist Amstelveen

Daron Buenting

Physiotherapist 020 641 45 43 Stuur een e-mail

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