Friday Sep 30, 2022

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in MSK Medicine with Dr. Adam Tenforde EP #516

On this episode of the AMSSM Sports Medcast (T: @TheAMSSM) host Dr. Jacob Wessels, MD is joined by Dr. Adam Tenforde, MD to discuss the topic of Exercise for Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) in Musculoskeletal Medicine. Dr. Tenforde recently published a research about best practices for ESWT, which is used in a variety of clinical applications including the management of musculoskeletal conditions. In this conversation, he addresses the following topics and questions about shockwave therapy: · What is ESWT? · The origins of shockwave therapy use and some of its additional applications · Describing the process of shockwave therapy and its effects · Some of the factors to consider when performing ESWT, especially to clinicians who have never used this treatment option before · Understanding the different types of shockwave therapy and how they can be used to treat injuries · What types of providers can administer ESWT, and what are the recommended treatment protocols for medical teams? · What is the reimbursement status of shockwave therapy for providers? · What are some of the medical conditions that are best treated by ESWT, in both the lower and upper extremities? Additional Resources Best practices for extracorporeal shockwave therapy in musculoskeletal medicine: Clinical application and training consideration. PM&R 2022 May;14(5):611-619. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12790. Bone stress injuries. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2022 Apr 28;8(1):26. doi: 10.1038/s41572-022-00352-y. PMID: 3548413

A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews on the Epidemiology, Evaluation, and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. Life (Basel). 2021 Nov 24;11(12):1287. doi: 10.3390/life11121287.

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