Shockwave therapy unit
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The article presents the methodology of treatment with the use of shockwave therapy in the most common sports indications. Find out how to perform shockwave therapy treatment in sports medicine .

Overloading injuries of the tibialis anterior muscle

  • Transmitter: 15 mm – titanium.
  • Patient position: lying face upward. Below the knee we place a roller with a diameter of about 15 cm.
Shockwave therapy with the use of Impactis M unit
Shockwave therapy with the use of Impactis M unit
  • Application: we work on the entire surface of the tibialis anterior muscle with slow and linear movements
  • Parameters:
    • Pressure: starting from 2 bar up, until reaching a maximum level tolerable by the patient,
    • Frequency: starting from 8 Hz up, until reaching a maximum level tolerable by the patient,
    • Number of shocks: 3 000.
  • Number of treatments in series: 4-8 depending on the progress of the treatment.
  • Treatment frequency: the interval between treatments must be between 5 and 10 days and gradually increase with each treatment.

Overload injuries of the Achilles tendon

  • Transmitter: 15 mm – titanium.
  • Patient position: lying face downward, feet hang from the bed or under the ankle we put a roller with a diameter of 10 to 15 cm
Overload injuries of the Achilles tendon with Impactis M unit
Overload injuries of the Achilles tendon with Impactis M unit
  • Application: we work with the slow and linear movements of the Achilles tendon together with the gastrocnemius muscle. Furthermore, if it is tense, it is possible to work on plantar fasciitis
  • Parameters:
    • Pressure: starting from 2 bar up, until reaching a maximum level tolerable by the patient,
    • Frequency: starting from 8 Hz up, until reaching a maximum level tolerable by the patient,
    • Number of shocks: 3 000.
  • Number of treatments in series: 4-8 depending on the progress of the treatment.
  • Treatment frequency: the interval between treatments must be between 5 and 10 days and gradually increase with each treatment.

Golfer’s elbow

  • Transmitter: 15 mm
  • Patient position: lying face upwards, upper limb abducted and in external rotation. Place a rolled towel or a roll with a diameter of about 10 cm under the elbow.

The treatment consists of 2 phases:.

I phase: we work with the linear pronator muscle and the wrist flexors with linear movements.

Golfer's elbow - shockwave treatment with Impactis M unit
Golfer’s elbow – shockwave treatment with Impactis M unit

 

Parameters:

    • Pressure: starting from 2 bar up, until reaching a maximum level tolerable by the patient,
    • Frequency: starting from 10 Hz up, until reaching a maximum level tolerable by the patient,
    • Number of shocks: 2 000.

Phase II: we work with the slow and linear movements of the front part of the medial epicondyle and the ligament of the pronator round muscle.

Golfer's elbow - shockwave treatment with Impactis M unit
Golfer’s elbow – shockwave treatment with Impactis M unit

 

  • Parameters:
    • Pressure: starting from 2 bar up, until reaching a maximum level tolerable by the patient,
    • Frequency: starting from 10 Hz up, until reaching a maximum level tolerable by the patient,
    • Number of shocks: 1 500.
  • Number of treatments in series: 4-8 depending on the progress of the treatment.
  • Treatment frequency: the interval between treatments must be between 5 and 10 days and gradually increase with each treatment.

We thank the BBTS ATH player, Maciej Skowroński, for the help provided in the realization of the photographs

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