Injuries And Pain Management

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

To treat musculoskeletal injuries or other areas, shockwave therapy promotes increased blood flow by breaking up adhesions in the tissues. The disruption of calcified deposits and other blockages allows for more movement in areas of the body that have become tight or “stuck.”

Shockwave can help with the following conditions (and more): 



Tennis Elbow

Plantar Fasciitis  


Knots & Tension

Trigger Points

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Achilles Tendinitis

Joint Sprains

Muscle Strains

Hamstring Pulls 


Increased blood flow helps greatly to relieve pain from acute and chronic injuries, and can accelerate healing. You can read more about how shockwave works, its benefits, and what to expect on our blog.

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Shockwave Therapy for Neuropathy

Shockwave therapy has been used for decades to treat peripheral neuropathy, offering considerable relief to this painful problem.

In this blog you can read more about shockwave and peripheral neuropathy. 

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Shockwave Therapy, also known as acoustic wave therapy, is not as scary as it sounds and can help heal injuries faster, getting you back to what it is you love to do. 

Shockwave is a safe treatment with no downtime. Minimal side effects include swelling, pain (generally resolves within 24 hours), mild bruising, or numbness or tingling for a short time in the treated area. 


Click the red area below to watch a short video about Shockwave therapy. 

Acoustic Therapy for Treating Pain & Injuries


Frequently Asked Questions

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave Therapy, also known as Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT), sends pressure waves to tissues through a series of pulses. The pressure waves help boost collagen production and relax stiff connective-tissue fibers.

What does shockwave therapy look like?

A small wand-like device uses targeted sound waves to stimulate tissues and blood vessels.

Does shockwave therapy hurt?

There can be some discomfort initially with shockwave treatment, but there is also a numbing effect as an area is treated. Numbing cream can be used to lessen the discomfort.

What is shockwave therapy used for?
Shockwave Therapy can be used for a variety of issues:
  • Cellulite
  • Treat urinary incontinence / leakage
  • Promote smoother results after liposuction or other procedures.
  • Treat female sexual arousal disorder
  • Erectile Dysfunction
What are some benefits to shockwave therapy?
  • Non-surgical, non-invasive treatment and doesn’t require any downtime.
  • Typically pain-free, and can be adjusted if you feel uncomfortable.
  • Quick. Each sessions lasts roughly 30 minutes.
  • Results may last up to a year.
How does shockwave therapy help with Erectile Dysfunction?

Shockwave, through the sound wave pulses stimulate penile tissue and encourage blood flow, which can also speed up the healing process. Shockwaves have also been shown to grow new blood vessels, thereby improving blood flow in the penis, which is essential for erections.

What is shockwave therapy for urinary incontinence/bladder leakage?

Shockwave therapy works as an urinary incontinence / leakage treatment by decreasing bladder overactivity, eliminating urinary incontinence, and improving stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms.

Does shockwave therapy help with cellulite?

In a 2019 shockwave cellulite study, researchers found a significant reduction in cellulite in both the buttocks and posterior thighs even three months after the treatments.

How does shockwave therapy help with cellulite?

1. weakens fibrous tissues right under the surface of the skin
2. reduces swelling caused by poor lymph fluid flow throughout the skin
3. May stimulate stem cells found in fat tissue to regenerate healthier, more youthful skin
4. improves blood circulation to support new, healthier cells.

How effective is shockwave therapy?

Numerous studies show that acoustic shockwaves provided significant effects on the biological tissue, which led to the “restructuring of skin properties and subcutaneous tissue,” thus improving the aspects of cellulite and localized tissue.