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Experiences with Radial Shock Wave Therapy

at the XXVIII. Olympic Games in Athens


Olympic
Village
Polyclinic
Medical area
Physiotherapy
Radial Shock
Wave Therapy
(rESWT)
Invitation

IOC President, Dr. Jacques ROGGE,


President of the IOC Medical Comission, Prof. Arne Ljungquist
Subgroup “Physiotherapy” of the IOC Medical Commission and
The Physiotherapy Departement of the Polyclinic are pleased to invite the NOC team
physiotherapists and team physicians to a

rESWT
“Workshop on sport medicine and sport
physiotherapy”

on Thursday August the 26th 2004 from 9h30 to 11h00 am.

In the “CHEF DE MISSION MEETING HALL”

presentation
PROGRAM

9h30: Introduction, Prof. Ken FINCH, MD, Ph.D. Member of IOC-Medical


Commission, (Aus)

9h50: “Tendinopathy and muscle injury: An update”, Prof. Per RENSTROM, MD,
Ph.D. Member IOC-Medical Commission, (Swe)

10h15: “Indication and utilization of radial shock waves in physiotherapy”, Dr. Mark

in the OV
HENNE, MD, (Ger)

10h35: “Practical application”, Dr. Mark HENNE, MD, (Ger)

10h50: Questions – answers

11h00: Get together with refreshments

Dr. Patrick SCHAMASCH Yves LAREQUI (Physiotherapist)


IOC Medical Director IOC-Medical Commission Member

French – english translation


Presentation of
Prof. P. Rendstrom

Introduction
of rESWT
Workshop
Facts Shock Wave Therapy I

Period of treatment 3 ½ weeks


Patients 71
included 35 athletes
20 coaches + physiotherapists
16 managers
Treatment Ø 2.14 (1-4)
Facts Shock Wave Therapy II

Distribution athletes:

• 23 track & field • 2 handball


• 3 taekwando • 1 gymnastics
• 2 swimmers • 1 wrestler
• 2 weight lifter • 1 volleyball
Facts Shock Wave Therapy III

Location:

• 24 trigger points
• 12 Achilles tendinopathy
• 9 Plantar fasciitis
• 5 Tendinitis of shoulder
• 4 jumper‘s knee
Results
• VAS and Roles- & Maudsley-Score
• too short follow up
• too much variability at too little account of
treatments

But:
• good response of athletes
• no decrease
• no side effects
Problems
• rESWT was mostly unknown
• no previous information for national teams
• no referring doctors in polyclinic
Advantages
• Availability of rESWT in Olympic Village
• A lot of interest by athletes and coaches
• Official presentation of rESWT at IOC
• Explanation to doctors and physiotherapists
• Learning curve for future time
Prorspectives

• severe influence of rESWT


in professional sports
• earlier connection to team
doctors and physicians of NOC
• training of responsible doctors

in polyclinic
Thank you !