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How Shockwave Therapy Really Works.

Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism. Speeding up the metabolic process further enhances blood circulation and in turn speeds up the regeneration of damaged tissue.

Shockwave therapy works by applying strong intermittent energy pulses to the affected area short periods of time. This creates micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and ultimately burst. The force created by these exploding bubbles penetrates tissues and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for the healing of bone and other connective tissue. In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective when the human body has not been able to properly heal itself.

Shockwave Therapy Technology


Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a modern and highly effective treatment method. It involves introducing high-energy sound waves into injured and painful areas of the body’s various tissues. With this innovative therapy, pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones can be systematically eliminated and ultimately healed.

STORZ offers focused, planar and radial shock wave systems to cover a wide range of indications in orthopaedic therapy and rehabilitation medicine. Storz has developed a combined shock wave therapy system called DUOLITH® SD1 and a radial shockwave therapy system called MASTERPULS® which are two of the most popular and effective systems available in the world.

The Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

There are numerous benefits to using shockwave therapy in both humans and animals.
• Non-Surgical
• No Side Effects
• Accelerated Healing
• Ease Of Use
• Affordability
• Covered By Most Insurance Companies

One of the greatest advantages to using shockwave therapy is the speed in which you see results. The beneficial effects of shockwave therapy are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments. Eventually shockwave therapy can completely eliminate pain and fully restore mobility, which can drastically improve your quality of life.


Compact and conveniently priced shock wave systems available for veterinary practices.


Shock wave treatment has become a standard procedure in pain therapy not only for humans, but also for equine and small animals. The systems available in the market use radial or focused shock waves. Focused shock waves are ideal for deep-seated target areas. Pressure waves – also referred to as radial shock waves – are generated pneumatically and used in the treatment of superficial indications.

Today, orthopaedic pain therapy uses primarily radial shock wave systems because of their ease of use, absence of side effects and ongoing technological improvements. Research and development have produced better materials for the different shock transmitters. As a result, the range of applications was greatly extended over time and the treatment became much more comfortable for patients as well for horses and small animals. Depending on the shock transmitter employed, radial shock waves may reach a depth of up to 60 mm.

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Radial Handpiece (R-SW)

  • Application pressure: 1.0 – 5.0bar
  • Therapeutic penetration depth: 0 – 60mm
  • Shock frequency: 1 – 21Hz
  • Large coupling area without energy loss
  • Over 1 million shocks per handpiece revision
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Focused Handpiece (F-SW)

  • Dynamic energy range low-high: 0.01 – 0.55 mJ/mm²
  • Therapeutic penetration depth: 0 – 125mm
  • High shock frequency: 1 – 8Hz
  • Over 1 million shocks per handpiece revision

V-ACTOR Handpiece

  • High-frequency vibration therapy: 1 – 35Hz
  • Available transmitters: 25 or 40mm