Shockwave Therapy Reduces Healing Intervals in Sports Medicine


Since the early days of Shockwave therapy (SWT) being used to disintegrate kidney stones in patients (lithotripsy), SWT has evolved into another more therapeutic extracorpeal acoustic wave therapy which offers dramatic tissue regeneration effects. This therapeutic pain therapy causes microscopic extracellular biological effects that apply a healing capacity at body regions experiencing pain.

According to, SWT can be used in both chronic and acute soft tissue injuries in sport. SWT is efficient in muscle strain therapy and reduces healing and recovery intervals and allows faster comeback to full sport endurance.

New Shockwave Indications in Sports Medicine

In general, SWT applications in sport physiotherapy are mostly associated with the treatment of chronic muscular and tendon disorders, back and cervical pain and trigger points treatment. Compared to conventional manual and instrumental therapy, SWT is extremely effective, shortens the treatment period and brings better results in long time follow-up.

Introduction to BTL Shockwave Therapy

The Shockwave application is extremely easy, just follow the 3 steps: 

1.Localize painful spots by palpation 

2.Apply the gel

3.Deliver shockwaves


Some indications in Sport Medicine include:


Achilodynia Treatment

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for the Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathies




Tennis Elbow

Shock Wave Therapy for Patients with Lateral Epicondylitis of the Elbow




“I had a case of a badminton player with bilateral Achilles Tendinitis. After trying almost all types of physical therapy over a fairly long period of treatment time, we have decided to try the shockwaves, and it worked!!!!! It was fantastic. It was a gradual process indicating success from the beginning. After the fourth treatment there was still some pain but after a month of the last treatment the pain completely disappeared. It was possible for the player to return back to his sporting activity without any complaint, and he was eternally grateful for it.”
Filipa Galvão, Physiotherapist


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