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Shockwave Therapy Darwin

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy utilises a series of high energy acoustic wave or sound wave that is delivered to the target tissue.


The shockwaves initiate a metabolic response within the tissues which results in new blood vessel formation and nerve regeneration to speed up tissue healing and decrease pain.


Shockwaves also break up the existing calcification and  promote procollagen synthesis which is essential in the repair processes of all musculoskeletal and ligamentous structures, such as the plantar fascia ligament that is responsible for causing heel pain.

Shockwave is commonly used together with therapeutic laser therapy to stimulate tissue repair and restore function.


How does Shockwave Therapy work?


Improves blood supply and oxygenation

Acoustic waves create capillary response and small blood vessels are remodeled, stimulated to grow and new ones are formed


Stimulate Collagen Formation

Shockwave accelerates procollagen production, which is necessary for the repair processes of the damaged myoskeletal and ligamentous structures



Treats the tendon by breaking down the existing build-up of calcification which is removed by the lymphatic system


Reduce Pain Receptors

Substance P is a neurotransmitter that relays pain to our central nervous system, and acoustic waves decreases Substance P concentration to provide pain relief and reduce swelling


  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Heel spur

  • Calcified ligament

  • Achilles tendinopathies

  • Shin splints

  • Bursitis

  • Patella tendinopathy

  • Osgood-Schlatter

  • Myofascial trigger point therapy

  • Disorders of tendon insertions

  • Soft tissue pathologies

  • Chronic and subacute pain 

Conditions suitable for Shockwave Therapy:

Published Research

1. Effectiveness and Safety of Shockwave Therapy in Tendinopathies

Dedes V, Stergioulas A, Kipreos G, Dede AM, Mitseas A, Panoutsopoulos GI. Mater Sociomed. 2018 Jun;30(2):131-146.

2. Long-Term Outcome of Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis: Comparative Analysis According to Ultrasonographic Findings

​Park JW, Yoon K, Chun KS, Lee JY, Park HJ, Lee SY, Lee YT. Ann Rehabil Med. 2014 Aug;38(4):534-40.

3. A single application of low-energy radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy is effective for the management of chronic patellar tendinopathy

​Furia JP, Rompe JD, Cacchio A, Del Buono A, Maffulli N. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Feb;21(2):346-50.

4. Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Pain and Function in Myofascial Pain Syndrome of the Trapezius: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Zhang Q, Fu C, Huang L, Xiong F, Peng L, Liang Z, Chen L, He C, Wei Q.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Aug;101(8):1437-1446.

5. The Effect of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Treatment of Calcifying Tendinitis of the Rotator Cuff of the Shoulder

Manoleva, M., Koevska, V., Mitrevska, B., Gocevska, M., Savevska, C., Ivanovska, B., & Nikolovska, L. Journal Of Morphological Sciences, 5(1), 163-171. 

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