Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy is a treatment system in which pulsing mechanical pressure generates shock waves in the soft tissues of the affected area; the sequence of shockwaves improves tissue blood supply and metabolism in aching area.

This is a medical procedure that can only be performed on the basis of a doctor’s referral (must be on paper).  

All appointments need to be pre-booked.

Indications for shockwave therapy:

  • chronic inflammations of superficial tendons (tendinopathies)
  • chronic inflammations of the attachment of tendon to the bone (enthesopathies)
  • calcific tendinitis
  • sole fasciitis and plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Lateral and medial epicondylitis
  • kneecap strain syndromes
  • bursitis (inflammations of the synovial fluid sacks)
  • iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • muscle ache due to excessive strain

Contraindications for shockwave therapy:

  • stomach and lower back in pregnant women
  • artificial cardiac pacemaker
  • acute injury
  • prosthetic joint
  • tumour
  • bleeding disorders
  • anticoagulant therapy
  • osteoporosis
  • polyneuropathies


Shockwave therapy is mostly prescribed in a series of 2 to 4 treatments with 7–10-day intervals. A treatment lasts 10 to 15 minutes.