This article discusses the possible benefits and mechanisms of effect of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT). The terminology is also clarified, making it easier for the reader to interpret the literature on this subject.
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Professor Cathy Speed BMedsCi, Dip Sports Med, MA, PhD, FRCP, FFSEM (i) (UK) is a consultant in Rheumatology, Sport & Exercise Medicine.
She is based at The Fortius Clinic, London, and at the Cambridge Centre for Health and Performance in Cambridge. She is also a senior physician for the English Institute of Sport.
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