Shockwave Therapy

A safe and effective treatment to reduce pain and accelerate tissue healing

How does it work?

Shockwave therapeutic effects are attributed to increased cellular activity, new blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerve remodeling.

A small metal tube (projectile) is accelerated inside the handpiece using electro-magnetic propulsion until it impacts the stop plate. This collision generates a mechanical pressure wave that transfers that energy through your body. This energy can be loud and uncomfortable, but ultimately stimulates a healing response.

What can Shockwave treat?

There is evidence that shockwave therapy is effective for many common physical complaints including but not limited to the following:

  1. Plantar fascittis
  2. Tennis elbow
  3. Shoulder calcific tendinitis
  4. Achilles tendinopathy
  5. Patellar tendinitis
  6. Myofascial pain syndrome
  7. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  8. Osteoarthritis
  9. Non-specific lower back pain
  10. Fracture and bone healing

How long does it take?

Typical treatments last about 5-7 minutes per area that we are treating. In that time we typically deliver about 2500 pulses. Most conditions require multiple treatments spaced several days apart to allow your body to do its natural healing in between sessions.

During your initial assessment your clinician will evaluate your specific condition to estimate how many treatments you will need. Generally speaking, the more severe the chronic condition has been, the longer it might take to heal. The average treatment plan is 6 visits.

Is it effective?

Yes, Shockwave Therapy is an innovative treatment that effectively stimulates the body’s natural healing ability, especially for conditions resistant to other treatments. It can provide immediate relief, improve mobility, and possibly even avert the need for surgery.

Is it safe?

Yes, it is safe with no adverse effects when used appropriately. It is not recommended for individuals with coagulation disorders, cancers, child growth plates, or pregnant women.

Does it hurt?

Treatments on fleshier area generally cause less discomfort than on boney regions. The first session might be slightly uncomfortable, but it becomes easier with each subsequent treatment and even easier as the first treatment progresses. If necessary, the machine’s settings can be adjusted to reduce any discomfort.

After treatment care


Anti-inflammatory drugs and vigorous activity for 24 hours