It’s safe to say that competitive swimmer David Emerson has swum around the block a few times, having both won the 200m Butterfly at the Men’s British Swimming Championships in 1984, and also set a new British and European record in the Men’s 55-59 Year 50m Butterfly race in 2019, thirty five years later!
David was experiencing some pain in his shoulder which was holding him back in his training, so he decided to contact Ove Indergaard at Indergaard Physiotherapy in Leeds. Ove suggested using radial shockwave therapy to treat the general shoulder area, which involves passing short acoustic waves through the tissue to stimulate the regeneration of skeletal muscle tissue and accelerate repair processes.
The Storz MP50 was the device used. Radial shockwave delivers most of its energy at the contact point (skin) and progressively reduces as soundwaves pass into the tissue. Radial pressure waves have a superficial spread and a slow impulse.
After three short treatments, David was back to training at full capacity, with no shoulder pain or flexibility issues.