Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non-in treatment method favoured by athletes and non athlete. This treatment uses pulse-like waves of energy that are delivered using a handheld application device by a trained medical practitioner.


Despite its name shockwave therapy does not deliver an electric, sharp or jarring shock. During the treatment you will feel a pulse-like sensation in the treatment area. Shockwave therapy is applied strategically to the injured areas of the body, focusing on the core area of pain. It can assist with pain management as well as help shorten healing time. Getting you back on your feet and feeling your best quicker.

What is Shockwave Therapy used for?

Shockwave therapy is used to treat both acute and Chronicle medical conditions and injuries. Shockwave therapy is used to reduce pain and stimulate the bodies recovery process.

People who can benefit from shockwave therapy include patients experiencing joint, soft tissue and muscle pain. Many patients use sharp way of therapy in addition to physiotherapy treatment to aired recovery.


The Following Conditions can be treated by radial shockwave therapy.

  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
  • Achilles Tendinopathy Pateller
  • Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumpers Knee)
  • Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy
  • Greater Trochanteric pain syndrome (Trochanteric bursitis)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow)
  • Calcific Tendonitis of the shoulder

What are the advantages of Shockwave Therapy?

Aside from pan relief the faster healing shockwave therapy is a popular choice as it is none invasive. There are no injections involved the skin is never punctured and there is no surgery. A treatment session is relatively quick 15 minutes and allows you to continue with your day as normal.

The strength of shockwave therapy treatment can also be adapted to suit the patient. Unlike many other treatments, shockwave therapy allows adjustment for different pain thresholds without reducing effectiveness.

As therapy Sessions are short, shockwave therapy is sometimes more convenient than many other treatments. Typically, you can expect to be in, treated, and on your way again unless then an hour.

Thanks to the pain-relieving qualities of shockwave therapy, you will also experience increased mobility following a session. Helping you get back to enjoying the things you did before suffering and injury.

What is the success rate? Does it really work?

There have been international studies that proved that radial shockwave therapy is beneficial. These studies involved the treatment of patients with a range of injuries, including joint pain and soft tissue injury. Results show a 60 to 80 percent success rate for a leaving pain intensity and increasing the functionality and quality of life of patients.


There are document results that show an overall result rate of 77%. These results are based on chronic conditions that have not been cured with other kinds of treatment. It is important to highlight that we would expect positive clinical outcomes following treatment. However, there is a chance that the treatment may not improve your symptoms. Our review at 12 weeks of the healing process is recommended following your final treatment. If your symptoms persist at this stage, you will be advised of alternative therapies or surgery by our medical practitioner. Patient results can vary. For some, and the media numbing of the pain is evident. Whereas, for others, it can be up to 3 – 6 weeks until they feel relief.


Shockwave therapy is designed to be a solution for long term relief recovery from pain. The results are, in most cases, lasting. For chronic pain and some conditions, patients may require a follow-up treatment following the initial 16 weeks.

Why use Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy has clinically proven that pressure waves when applied to injured tissues, stimulate metabolic reactions. Radial shockwave therapy assists with:

  • A reduction of pain felt by narrow fibres
  • An increase in blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
  • The beginning of the healing process triggered by stem cells activation

The way they are used in this type of therapy, shockwaves stimulate your body’s natural healing process. Once applied, shockwave therapy has three stages:

  • First, to shock waves used by Sharp wave therapy radiate your body to carry sound waves to the injured area.
  • These soundwaves then stimulate Recovery by increasing the flow of blood in the targeted area.
  • This increased circulation of blood brings fresh oxygen and the nutrients needed for recovery and pain relief.

Between treatment sessions, your body will continue to heal. We recommend a maximum of one shockwave of therapy session per week. Leaving time between sessions allows your body to recover

How much does Shockwave Therapy cost?

The cost of shockwave therapy is €65 per treatment.  You can pay per session or book a series of shockwave therapy treatments.

For more information please call us on: 087 917 7156