Shockwave Therapy uses powerful acoustic energy to stimulate deep tissue repair. It is applied directly to the site of injury through the client’s skin via a gel medium, creating a series of intense physical energy waves. This acoustic energy wave stimulates a healing process and breaks down dysfunctional tissue.
However, recent research has indicated that shockwave therapy is very effective for management of plantar fasciitis. It helps to break scar tissue at the heel and reduce inflammation, thereby reducing the pain. Furthermore, it has been shown that shockwave therapy is more effective when combined with exercise!