This article discusses the role that the relatively new treatment modality of radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) can play in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders. The study presents empirical evidence on the benefits of RSWT in the short term for treating lower limb injuries as measured by perceived reduction in pain and increased functional mobility. This article highlights how effectively RSWT can be used in the early treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and the importance and continued use of traditional rehab modalities following RSWT. You can test your knowledge of the subject using our elearning assessment and include the resulting certificate in your CPD portfolio, as well as print out our professionally produced patient information leaflet to give to your patients.
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Dr Lance Doggart PhD graduated in 1992 with a BSc (Hons) Sport Science from Liverpool Polytechnic (now Liverpool John Moores University). As a research assistant he completed a PGcert in teaching and learning in HE in 1996 and completed a PhD in 2002 on the biomechanics of sports injuries.
Lance moved to Plymouth and the University of St Mark and St John in 2001. In 2012 he completed an MEd focusing on the role of the student feedback process. The development of the very successful Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation degrees at the University of St Mark and St John has led his research down the path of Kinesiology tape and predominantly the material properties associated with the tape in relation to injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Sarah Catlow PGCE MSc is the programme leader of the Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation degrees at the University of St Mark and St John. The development of these degrees and her clinical work has led her research into the area of Kinesiology tape and the material properties linked to the application of tape in a clinical setting.
Andrew Burden BSc is a Sports Therapy graduate from the University of St Mark and St John. He is currently studying for an MSc in Medical Ultrasound.
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