What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the body’s natural healing process. Shockwave therapy is administered by a trained clinician at STRIVE. During treatment, the clinician holds a shockwave device next to the skin. The device sends air pressure waves into the injured tissues, encouraging the damaged tissue to regenerate.

How long does shockwave therapy take?

A single treatment usually takes between 4-5 minutes. Depending on the injury, a patient will usually receive three to five treatments over a period of several weeks.

How effective is shockwave therapy?

There is very good evidence of good results with Shockwave therapy together with a comprehensive rehabilitation and exercise program.

  • 84% improvement for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
  • 76% improvement for Achilles tendinopathy
  • 84% improvement for plantar fasciitis
  • 80% improvement for tennis elbow
  • 88% improvement for Patellar tendinopathy (jumper’s knee)
  • 80% improvement for trigger points

If you’re interested in learning if Shockwave can help manage your medical condition, contact us for a consultation.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy:
  • Accelerates healing
  • Affordable
  • Coverage available from many insurance companies
What injuries can be treated with shockwave therapy?
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles’ tendinopathy
  • Patellar tendinopathy (jumper’s knee)
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Gluteal tendinopathies (lateral hip pain)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow)
  • Shoulder/rotator cuff tendinopathies
  • Calcific tendinopathies