What is Shockwave Therapy?

John-Wayne Hughes
Author: John-Wayne Hughes
Published: 9th October 2019
Categories: Blog, Clinical massage, Physiotherapy, Stretches, Clinical advice

In short:

‘a clinically proven and highly effective treatment for chronic soft tissue injuries’

Shock Waves are movements of extremely high pressure (energy) caused by a force.  So for example an explosion results in tremendous energy being emitted from the source.  This energy is transmitted away from the source in all directions.

Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is the application of Shock Waves in the treatment of soft tissue injury using machines which produce "shock waves" of a controlled magnitude.  This cutting-edge technology is used to effectively treat a wide variety of complaints including:

◾Plantar fasciitis
◾Achilles tendinopathy
◾Jumper's knee
◾Medial tibial stress syndrome
◾Osgood-schlater disease
◾Lower and upper back pain
◾Tennis elbow
◾Golfer's elbow
◾Rotator cuff tendinopathy

At the AdvanceSRM clinic RADIAL EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE THERAPY (Radial ESWT) is used to treat clients.



Radial ESWT occurs where the kinetic energy is converted into a shock wave delivered to the target tissue through the skin.  These shock waves are conveyed radially for broad treatment areas. A radial shock wave is a low energy wave which is not focused or directed towards an exact point in the body and the energy of the waves reduces as it travels through the tissues / away from the source.  


In detail:


Radial Extracorporial Sockwave Therapy used at AdvanceSRM is the most advanced non-surgical technology currently used in the treatment of soft tissue injuries. The clinical benefits are many and include:

  • reversal of chronic inflammation
  • stimulation of collagen, the protein which connects and supports tissue
  • break-up of calcium deposits
  • mechanical stimulation of healing and repair
  • Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibres
  • Increased blood flow to the injured area
  • Beginning of healing process triggered by stem cells activation 

For more information about Extracorporial Shockwave Therapy and the costs of treatment at the AdvanceSRM clinic please use the following link:

Shockwave Therapy at AdvanceSRM

Shockwave therapy at the AdvanceSRM clinic

Non-Surgical Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy! The Clinical Benefits of Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EWST) are far reaching and include: ◾Stimulates Healing & Repair ◾Reduces Pain ◾Improves Blood Flow ◾Reversal of Chronic Inflammation. Contact us now for more information!

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a modern, clinically proven and highly effective treatment for chronic soft tissue conditions and pain.

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