Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Institute offers shockwave therapy in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Beaumont, St. Albert, and surrounding area.

Shockwave therapy is derived from lithotripsy (used to disintegrate kidney stones) and delivers high pressure acoustic (non-electrical) waves which reduces or eliminates many types of chronic pain. Shockwave Therapy is non-invasive, safe, fast and effective in treating many problems for which, traditionally, patients were unable to receive effective medical treatment.

Shockwave therapy is especially effective in treating the following conditions:

  • Feet (heel spur/plantar fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, etc.)

  • Toe (Hallux Limitus)

  • Elbow (tennis/golfers elbow)

  • Shoulder (calcific tendinosis of the shoulder)

  • Knee (patellar tendonitis)

  • Lower Leg (shin splint syndrome)

  • Upper Leg (Iliotibial band friction syndrome)

  • Back Pain (lumbar and cervical spine pathologies, chronic muscular pain, etc. )

  • Bones (delayed unions, non-unions, etc.)

  • Chronic Tendons and Ligaments sprains/strains

  • Musculoskeletal

  • Hip (bursitis, intra-extrarotation and other hip pathologies)

  • Other – cronic skin lesions, myofascial pain syndrome, burn injuries, peyronie’s disease, reduction of scar tissue, etc.


> Dr. G. Haupt et al., Germany, Radial Shockwave Therapy for the treatment of heel spur (Fasciitis plantaris). Journal “Der niedergelassene Chirurg”, No. 30. 2002. Dr. Lohrer, Sportmedizinisches Institut, Frankfurt (Germany). Download the PDF
> Dr. H. Lohrer, Achillodynia and patellar tendinitis – results of the treatment of chronic cases with radial shockwaves. Journal “Sportverletzung, Sportschaden” No. 16, October 2002. Download the PDF
> Dr. P. Magosch, ATOS Clinic Heidelberg (Germany). Radial Shockwave Therapy in Calcific Tendinitis of the Rotator Cuff. 2003 Download the PDF
> Prof. Dr. Rompe, OrthoTrauma Clinic, Grünstadt. Achillodynia – Results of a comparison study! Orthopädie Report, October 2006.
> Dr. L. Gerdesmeyer / Dr. L. Scott Weil et al. Summary of Clinical Study Results / FDA – PMA Approval,
Treatment of painful heel, May 2007 Download the PDF


> Dr. Maier / Gillesberger, Abstractbook, Shockwave foundations 2003, ISBN 3-8330-0423-1
> Dr. L. Gerdesmeyer, Extrakorporale Stosswellentherapie, 2004, ISBN 3-8334-1088-4
> Dr. Herisson, Ondes de choc extra-corporelles en médicie orthopédique, 2004, ISBN 2-84023-365-7
> Dr. L. Gerdesmeyer / Dr. L. Scott Weil, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57400-115-0