Shockwave is primarily used to treat chronic issues greater than 3 month duration or conditions for which other more conservative treatments have failed. While shockwave is safe for almost everything, therapist discretion is used to determine if this is an appropriate treatment. This is why we must assess first and can’t guarantee shockwave will be used if someone asks for it.
Potential indications for shockwave include but are not limited to – calcifications, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, scar tissue accumulation, trigger points and stiff muscles.
What we cannot treat
For safety reasons, we cannot treat specific locations, pregnant women, elderly/frail individuals, acute, inflammatory issues or fractures.