If you’ve ever experienced a car accident or been in a sports injury, you’re probably familiar with Shockwave Therapy. This therapy is often used for recovery and rehabilitation after traumatic experiences. But what exactly is shockwave therapy? How does it work? And why should I consider getting it done? Lilyfield Physiotherapy has trusted physiotherapists, providing effective treatment for all areas of musculoskeletal pain. 

Read on to find out more about shockwave therapy.

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What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to treat pain. It’s a safe and effective treatment for chronic pain, including:

  • Tendon injuries
  • Muscle spasms

Shockwave therapy is also used to treat neck, back, and shoulder problems such as whiplash injuries.

Why do people get Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective treatment for soft tissue injuries, tendonitis, bursitis, and other inflammatory conditions. It can help treat muscle strains and tears as well. Shockwave therapy uses acoustic energy to break up scar tissue that forms after an injury or surgery. 

The shockwaves cause microscopic fractures in the tissues where they travel through them to release stored energy that helps heal damaged areas of your body; this process also stimulates blood flow to these areas so they can heal faster than normal healing does alone.

How does Shockwave Therapy work?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-frequency sound waves to stimulate healing in damaged tissue. It can be used to treat a range of conditions, including tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis.

Shockwave therapy involves using a hand-held device that emits short bursts of ultrasound at up to 100 Mega Hertz (MHz) or 10 gigahertz (GHz). The frequency is varied from 10Hz up to 300Hz depending on which part of your body you want to work on by pressing a button on top of the device.

Water molecules absorb the high-frequency waves in tissues and bones instead of hitting them directly; this prevents any damage being done to surrounding tissues or organs when using shockwave therapy.

What does Shockwave Therapy feel like?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses sound waves to stimulate your body’s energy meridians. The shockwaves are generated by high-frequency, low-intensity ultrasound machines and directed at specific points on the body. The results of shockwave therapy can be felt immediately after treatment but may take up to two weeks for full effect.

You will lie down on a table with your back supported by pillows during your appointment. At the same time, our technician applies ultrasound energy to various body parts using specialized hand-held devices called transducers (transducers). You may experience some discomfort during treatment; however, it should not cause pain or discomfort beyond what you would normally experience while sleeping or sitting in an upright position.

When should I see a Physiotherapist for Shockwave Therapy?

If you have chronic pain conditions, such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and lumbar disc degeneration. These conditions may respond well to shockwave therapy. However, it is important to be aware that the treatment does not heal certain types of injuries like fractures or ligament tears. To find out whether your condition is suitable for shockwave therapy, consult with an experienced physiotherapist who can guide you through this process in consultation with your treating doctor or doctor of osteopathy (DO).


If you’re looking for a place to start, Lilyfield Physiotherapy is the perfect place. They can help you with any questions and guide you through decision-making. Shockwave therapy is a popular treatment for people of all ages. It can help with pain, inflammation, and recovery from injury or surgery. So if you’re suffering from any of these conditions, shockwave therapy could be right for you!