Shockwave therapy uses radial pressure waves which are a non-invasive treatment solution for long-term tendon insertion and soft tissue pathologies. Local treatment of the affected area will enhance and reset the healing pattern. The intensive pulses from the handpiece help to inhibit the transmission of the pain signal (Gate Control Theory). Shockwaves influence the tissue on a cellular level, promoting the release of pain inhibiting and inflammatory inhibiting substances.
It is also believed that RPW waves increase cell membrane permeability metabolically which allows old, damaged, and weakened cells to be removed and replaced with healthy viable cells. The application of repeated shockwaves on the affected area influences the blood flow promoting tissue healing and regeneration. Shockwaves help to restore a normalised muscle tone by action through trigger points as well as via reducing the impact of pain on the nervous system.