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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

(aka Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT)

shockwave illustrationHas pain sidelined you from what you love in life? If yes, we offer an incredibly effective solution to address your discomfort. Also known as shockwave therapy, Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a cutting-edge, non-invasive medical treatment that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to stimulate healing within the body. With its growing popularity, AWT or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) emerged as an effective solution for treating various musculoskeletal conditions, including plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, and Achilles tendinitis.

How Does It Work?

During an AWT session, a device emits high-energy acoustic waves in a focused pattern directly to the affected area. These waves penetrate the skin and tissue, creating microtrauma. This microtrauma triggers the body’s natural healing processes, leading to increased blood flow, reduced inflammation, and tissue regeneration. Typically, the therapy is administered one to two times per week for three to six weeks.

Conditions That Can Be Addressed

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy has shown promising results in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including:

Plantar Fasciitis: A condition characterized by plantar fascia inflammation, causing heel pain and stiffness.

Bursitis: An inflammation of the bursa, a small fluid-filled sac that cushions between bones and tendons or muscles near joints. It can cause pain, swelling, warmth and redness around the joint.

Osteoarthritis: A degenerative joint disease caused by the breakdown of cartilage and bone in the joints.

Tennis Elbow: A condition that leads to pain and tenderness in the elbow due to overuse of the forearm muscles and tendons.

Achilles Tendinitis: An ailment resulting in pain and swelling in the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.

Shoulder Tendinitis: Inflammation and pain in the tendons of the shoulder joint.

Patellar Tendinitis: Discomfort and inflammation in the patellar tendon, connecting the kneecap to the shinbone.

What Is the Treatment Process Like?

The AWT process begins with holding a noninvasive transmitter to the skin. An electrical charge generates an energy wave targeted at the painful area. These shockwaves exert a force on the tissues, facilitating quick healing. The entire process is relatively fast, taking only about 15 minutes per painful or injured area. Mild discomfort can be experienced during the session but resolves quickly with minimal soreness following treatment.

Will Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Work for Me?

While outcomes can vary from person to person, studies and results from chiropractic clinics suggest that up to 90% or more of patients may experience long-lasting pain relief with AWT.

Each individual’s care plan will depend on several factors, but three to five sessions (one per week) are typically recommended.

Chronic conditions may require additional visits for optimal results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks of AWT?

The risks associated with Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy are minimal, including temporary pain or discomfort, redness, and temporary numbness or tingling in the treated area.

Who is an ideal candidate for this therapy?

Individuals with acute and chronic soft tissue pain, as identified by Dr. Buik, are ideal candidates for AWT.

What does it feel like?

You may experience some discomfort during the procedure in the treatment area, but it shouldn’t be considered a painful therapy.

How many sessions will I need?

While the number of sessions varies for each person, a typical treatment plan involves three to five sessions (one per week). However, chronic conditions may require additional visits.

Put Pain in Your Past

If you’re ready to take the first step towards long-lasting pain relief, contact Triskelia Wellness to schedule an appointment today. We are offering an initial AWT session for only $49!


Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Derry, Londonderry NH | (603) 824-6121