Game-Changing Technology for Chronic Pain

Shockwave therapy, a versatile treatment modality, is employed by a diverse range of practitioners such as physiotherapists, urologists, chiropractors, podiatrists, and aestheticians.  It is effective for a multitude of conditions that are recognized as standard approved indications.

Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Achillies Tendon Injuries
  • Peroneal Tendon Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Patellar Tendon Injuries
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • Teres minor dysfunction
  • Infraspinatus dysfunction
  • Subscapularis dysfunction
  • Supraspinatus dysfunction
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Medial epicondylitis
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • De Quervain’s syndrome
  • Trigger finger
Muscle and Ligament Pathology
  • Gastrocnemius injuries
  • Tibialis Anterior injuries
  • Hamstrings injury
  • Quadriceps injury
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Ankle Sprains (Grade I, II, and III)
Bone Pathology
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Bunions
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Heel Spurs
Skin Pathologies
  • Delayed or non-healing wounds
  • Skin ulcers
  • Non-circumferential burn wounds
  • Cellulite
Urologic Pathologies
  • Pelvic chronic pain syndrome (abacterial prostatitis)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Peyronie’s disease
Joint Pathology
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post operative knee arthroplasty
  • Inguinal pain
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Hip joint dysfunction
  • Post operative hip arthroplasty
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Non-specific low back pain
  • Non-specific neck pain
  • Ankle Hypomobility
Myofascial Restriction
  • Hip Flexor myofascial restriction
  • IT Band myofascial restriction
  • Dupuytren contracture
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis
  • Greater trochanteric bursitis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Subacromial bursitis
Neurological dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbar disc injury
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Myogenic headaches
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Morton’s Neuroma

Experimental Indications

Heart Muscle Ischemia
Peripheral nerve lesions
Pathologies of the spinal cord and brain
Skin calcinosis
Periodontal disease
Jawbone pathologies
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)


Radial pressure and low energy focused waves
  • Malignant tumor in the treatment area (not as underlying disease)
  • Fetus in the treatment area, however, it is advised to not perform shockwave during pregnancy
 High energy focused waves
  • Lung tissue in the treatment area
  • Malignant tumor in the treatment area (not as underlying disease)
  • Epiphyseal plate in the treatment area
  • Severe coagulopathy
  • Brain or spine in the treatment area
  • Fetus in the treatment area, however, it is advised to not perform shockwave during pregnancy

Unlock Regenerative Healing whith Shockwave® Technology

Shockwave ® therapy harnesses high-velocity acoustic waves to stimulate the body’s cells without damaging them.  This gentle yet powerful force encourages cells to release micro vesicles, which are like cellular messengers containing vital healing substances.

These micro-vesicles trigger a cascade of natural repair processes in surrounding tissues.  They stimulate growth of new blood vessels through angiogenesis and vasculogenesis and awaken stem cells, contributing to tissue regeneration.  Moreover, Shockwave therapy boosts cell metabolism, supports cell proliferation, and modulates inflammation, enhancing the body’s own healing response.

This process of cellular communication, initiated by Shockwave, taps into the body’s inherent healing mechanisms, offering a therapeutic effect that is both potent and safe, without significant side effects.

Shockwave technology stands out for its ability to promote regeneration at a cellular level, aiding in the repair of tendons, bones, and soft tissues.  While individual results may vary, many clients experience immediate improvement, high overall success rates.

For physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, dermatologists, and aestheticians, Shockwave offers a groundbreaking addition to your therapeutic arsenal.  It’s not just a treatment; it’s a transformation for your practice and new horizon of care for your clients.

Types of Shockwave Generators:

Electrohydraulic Shockwave

3. This traditional medical technique generates shockwaves using a spark plug within a water medium, concentrated at a focal point by a parabolic reflector.

Flashwave® (Electro-hydraulic)

Electromagnetic Shockwave

This method creates shockwaves through electrical pulses in a coil, either flat or cylindrical. For flat coils, a membrane compresses water to generate the pulse, which is then honed by an acoustic lens. Cylindrical coils use a reflector to focus the shockwave.


Piezoelectric Shockwave

2. This technique utilizes piezoelectric crystals that, when electrically stimulated, concentrate pressure waves to a precise focal point.


Radial Pressure Wave

Radial pressure waves are produced when a projectile, propelled by compressed air or electromagnetic induction, strikes an applicator. This collision converts most energy into a pressure wave that spreads radially, diminishing in intensity with distance.

Radial Pressure Wave

Comparison of 3 Acoustic Waves

Comparison Chart


MTS Europe GmbH, measurement Orthogold100, focused applicator

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Sine wave, calculated with 1 Mpa peak pressure at 2 MHz

Radical Pressure Wave: R.O. Cleveland, P.V. Chitnis, and S.R. McClure, Acoustic field of a ballistic shock wave therapy device. Ultrasound Med Biol., 33(8): 1327-1335, 2007, Fig. 6a

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