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Shock Wave Therapy being administered to a patient.


What is the Focused Shock Wave Therapy?

Focused Shock Wave Therapy is a cash-based program and is not covered by insurance.

Focused shockwave therapy (F-SWT) uses sound waves causing deep cell stimulation which produces an inflammatory response. The body responds by increasing metabolic activity around the site of pain. This releases growth factors responsible for tissue regeneration and the initiation of healing processes in the damaged tissues. It is a gold standard treatment for superficial and deep-lying tendinopathies, calcifications, and delayed bone healing conditions. Pain is also diminished through neurologic mechanisms (nociception inhibition).

We chose the Duolith SD1 T Top Ultra device because it is ideal for treating the most superficial as well as deep-seated conditions. Our device is also suited for conditions that require a high energy treatment approach, such as with stress fractures, that the other devices can not reach. When administered, the device creates sound waves concentrated on a specific area. The energy created from the device reaches a certain depth, up to 125mm. 


For a comparison of the three different forms of Shock Wave treatments click here.

Shock Wave Therapy Machine

Focused Shock Wave Therapy Applications?

  • Tennis or golfer's elbow / lateral & medial epicondylitis

  • Patellar tendonitis 

  • Knee pain

  • Shin pain/tibial stress syndrome 

  • Calcification tendonitis

  • Stress fractures

  • Trochanteric tendonopathy

  • Plantar fasciitis / Heel spur

  • Achilles tendon pain

  • Heel pain

  • Chronic neck and shoulder pain

  • Back pain

  • Fascial pain 

  • Trigger points 

  • and many other types of pain


Focused Shock Wave Therapy

At GPTW, we are committed to providing you with excellent care and want to help you make informed decisions. We are happy to help answer any  questions you may have. Click through and view our most frequently asked questions on F-SWT.

Interested in Focused Shock Wave Therapy?

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