Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive treatment method used primarily for musculoskeletal conditions. It involves the application of high-energy acoustic waves to the affected area of the body. These shockwaves stimulate the body’s natural healing process, promoting tissue regeneration, increasing blood flow, and reducing pain.

How can Shockwave Therapy help?


Shockwave Therapy can be used to help a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Pain Reduction: Shockwave therapy has been shown to effectively reduce pain associated with various musculoskeletal conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and calcific shoulder tendinitis. By stimulating the body’s natural healing response and improving blood circulation to the affected area, shockwave therapy can alleviate pain over time.
  • Tissue Regeneration: Shockwaves promote tissue regeneration by stimulating the production of collagen, a key protein in the healing process. This can help repair damaged tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues, leading to improved function and reduced symptoms.
  • Improved Mobility: For individuals suffering from conditions like frozen shoulder or tennis elbow, shockwave therapy can help restore mobility and range of motion. By breaking down scar tissue and promoting tissue repair, patients may experience increased flexibility and improved joint function.
  • Non-Invasive Alternative: Unlike surgical interventions, shockwave therapy is non-invasive, meaning it does not require incisions or anesthesia. This makes it a preferable option for individuals seeking relief from chronic pain without the risks and recovery time associated with surgery.
  • Long-Term Relief: While the number of sessions required may vary depending on the condition being treated, shockwave therapy has been shown to provide long-term relief for many patients. By addressing the underlying cause of the pain and promoting healing at the cellular level, the benefits of shockwave therapy can extend beyond the treatment period, providing lasting results.

What to expect from Shockwave Therapy

During a shockwave therapy session, expect a non-invasive procedure targeting musculoskeletal pain and promoting healing. After a brief assessment, a gel is applied to the skin, and a shockwave device delivers controlled shockwaves to the affected area. Sessions last 10 to 30 minutes, with mild discomfort possible. You can resume normal activities immediately afterward, though strenuous activity may be advised against temporarily.


Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive procedure, meaning it doesn’t require surgical incisions or anesthesia. During the session, high-energy acoustic waves are applied externally to the affected area, penetrating the skin to target underlying tissues.


 The primary goal of shockwave therapy is to alleviate pain and promote healing in musculoskeletal conditions such as tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and calcific shoulder tendinitis. The shockwaves stimulate the body’s natural healing response, increasing blood flow, promoting tissue regeneration, and reducing inflammation.


Shockwave therapy promotes tissue regeneration and increases blood flow to the affected area, leading to faster healing and recovery. This can result in improved function and mobility, allowing patients to return to their normal activities more quickly.


Many patients experience long-term relief from chronic pain and inflammation after undergoing shockwave therapy. By addressing the underlying cause of the pain and promoting healing at the cellular level, shockwave therapy can provide lasting results, reducing the need for ongoing medication or more invasive treatments.

How much does it cost?

Shockwave treatment costs can vary widely depending on factors such as the specific condition being treated, and the number of sessions required. Multiple sessions may be necessary for optimal results, potentially increasing the overall cost. However this will be discussed in more detail in your consultation with your clinician.

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