Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis, and other chronic conditions. The waves are focused on the affected area, causing microscopic damage to the tissue, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process.
The shockwaves are generated by a device that delivers energy to the affected area. The energy is delivered in short bursts, creating a shockwave that travels through the tissue. The shockwave creates a microtrauma that triggers the body’s natural healing response.
Shockwave therapy can be applied to the affected area using a handheld applicator. The therapist applies a gel to the skin to help conduct the energy, and then moves the applicator over the area, delivering the shockwaves.
The treatment can be uncomfortable, but it typically lasts only a few minutes. Patients may experience some soreness or swelling after the treatment, but this usually resolves within a few days.
Shockwave is not for everyone and must be used at the right time following an injury/onset of symptoms with the right intensity.
We always recommend a consultation so we can assess your suitability to make sure it’s a good fit.
Shockwave therapy has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including: