What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue.  It is a non-invasive treatment where low energy acoustic wave pulses are applied via a gel medium directly to the injury site. 

These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.   Originally developed as a way to break down kidney stones without direct contact, it has evolved to treat non-healing bones by activating osteoblasts.  Benefits can be seen in 1 – 2 treatments.

Today it treats a wide range of medical conditions, including:

Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Jumper’s knee (Patellar Tendonitis)
  • Treatment of tendinopathy
  • Hamstring muscle injuries
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Bursitis
  • Stiff big toe (Hallux Rigidus)
  • Non-healing ulcers
  • Tendonitis
  • Scar tissue
  • Calcific rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Broken bones that have failed to heal (non-unions)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tennis elbow and golfers elbow
  • Heel spurs
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Enhancing bone healing
  • Muscle and connective tissue injuries

..... And more