What is Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy uses acoustic waves to penetrate through the body.

Shockwave is typically treated within clinics or by physiotherapists.

The different types of shockwave explained

Focused shockwave therapy is often used to treat deeper conditions such as bone and joint issues. The waves are focussed on one particular area.
Radial shockwave has a wider treatment area and it creates a wider wave. Radial shockwave is popular as the treatment is more comfortable for the patient.

Shockwave therapy Session

What happens during a shockwave therapy session?

Your practitioner will often discuss which you which problem areas you would like to treat and establish a treatment area.

Each shockwave treatment session takes around 20-25 minutes and you may need several sessions. Shockwave therapy treatments are often administered weekly


Shockwave can treat a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Hamstring Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Osgood -Schlatter Disease
  • Achilles Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Pain

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