Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy

A shockwave is an acoustic (pressure) wave with very high amplitude and rapid rise time. The original use of shockwave therapy was to aid in fragmentation of uroliths (bladder stones) in people. Stemming from this, studies have also shown that shockwave therapy has the ability to increase blood flow and the formation of new blood vessels, provide pain relief (analgesia), and aid in tissue healing.

In equine medicine, shockwave therapy has many treatment applications some of which include soft tissue injuries (tendons and ligaments), axial skeletal pain (back and neck), splints, osteoarthritis, navicular disease, and more.


Have any questions? Ask us.