Its full name is extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT). Extracorporeal simply means outside the body. It is a modality at the cutting edge of physiotherapy treatment. It is developed first to treat kidney stones. Since then, it has been further developed and has proven extremely successful in treating conditions involving tendon inflammation, ligament damage, joint capsules, muscles, and bony injuries. Research has proven shockwave therapy to be one of the most effective treatment in certain chronic conditions that was previously exceedingly difficult to treat.