What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?

Radial Shockwave Therapy, otherwise known as Radial Pressure Waves (RPW), sends high-pressured acoustic shockwaves that travel through the skin to targeted tissue to reduce pain and stimulate tissue healing.

What conditions can Radial Shockwave Therapy treat?

Radio shockwave has been proven effective in treating conditions that typical conservative management has failed in resolving.

  • Tendonopathy of the shoulder
  • Achilles Tendonopathy
  • Hamstring Tendonopathy
  • Patella Tendonopathy
  • Elbow (Medial and/or Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis

How many treatments will I require?

This differs between individuals and various injuries.  A typical course of treatment is between 4-6 sessions to get the desired results.

How does Radial Shockwave Therapy work?

  • Increases circulation and the supply of oxygen and nutrients for tissue healing.
  • Stimulates collagen production and heals injured tissue.
  • Reduces substance P, which is a neurotransmitter, or brain chemical, that elevates pain receptors in the body.  Shockwave therapy reduces the concentration of this pain-mediating chemical at the injury site, allowing the patient to cope with painful areas more affectively.

What will happen during my Radial Shockwave Therapy session?

A contact gel is applied to the injury site.  The applicator that delivers the acoustic shockwaves are controlled and focused to the local tissues.  The treatment typically lasts up to 5 minutes per area treated.