Shock wave therapy is a treatment machine that was first released into clinical practice back in 1980 as a cure for breaking apart kidney stones. Ever since then it has today typically been utilized as a technique for musculoskeletal disorders and to stimulate the development of bone tissue. Shock waves are higher energy sound waves made under water using a high voltage explosion. In musculoskeletal disorders they are used to generate fresh blood vessel formation and also to stimulate the release of growth components for example eNOS (endothelial nitric oxide synthase), VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) as well as PCNA (proliferating cell antinuclear antigen). Eventually this may lead to the development of the supply of blood and to a boost in cell proliferation which supports recovery. A current episode of the podiatry live, PodChatLive was spent dealing with shock wave therapies for podiatrists.

In this occurrence of PodChatLive the hosts spoke with Consultant Physiotherapist, academic and researcher Dylan Morrissey about how exactly good the evidence foundation for shockwave  treatments are and exactly how robust the methods that is usually applied within such study. He in addition brought up just what foot and ankle pathologies shock wave is normally used for and commonly utilised for and whether there are actually any important advisable limitations or hazards connected with shock wave’s use. Dr Dylan Morrissey is a physiotherapist with well over 25 years’ experience with working in sports and exercise medicine. He accomplished the Master of Science at University College London in the UK in 1998 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 2005 at King’s College London, United Kingdom. Dylan is now an NIHR/HEE consultant physio and clinical reader in sports and musculoskeletal physical therapy at Bart’s and the London National Health Service trust / BL School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL. Dylan has gained more than £5m in study funding and he has published in excess of 60 peer-reviewed full papers. His principal research pursuits are shockwave and tendon issues, research translation as well as the link involving movements and pathology.