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“As a type of regenerative medicine, shockwave therapy creates some microtrauma to the area being addressed. That action prompts the body to lay down new growth cells, and your body creates its own stem cells,” said Dr. Pam.

What to Expect

The first step is to complete some paperwork, which will help determine any potential contraindications. After you fill out a short form, Our doctors will meet with you, take a history, and perform a brief exam to ensure that shockwave therapy is the right fit for you.

If it is and you’re ready to proceed, a gel is applied to the injured or painful area. Then a handheld, wand-like device is used to emit a series of high energy pulses to the area. The strength of the pulses is slowly increased (as tolerated by you) until a therapeutic level is reached.

Backed by Research

The FDA-cleared technology is backed by considerable research and science. Clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety and efficacy.

Conditions It Can Address

Shockwave therapy can address acute and chronic soft tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments), joint and bone conditions. These include

  • Adhesive capsulitis (“frozen shoulder”)
  • Golfer’s elbow/tennis elbow
  • Pain in the upper or lower extremities
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Trigger points

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the treatment take?

About 5-10 minutes per session.

How many sessions will I need to see improvement?

Usually it takes 3-8 sessions and these are at weekly intervals.

Does insurance cover this therapy?


Schedule a Consult

If you’re wondering if shockwave therapy could benefit you, contact Lifeway Chiropractic and Wellness today.



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