Radial Pulse Wave Therapy  


What is Radial Pulse Wave Therapy (AKA Shockwave Therapy)?

Radial pulse waves (AKA shockwaves) are acoustic waves that generate oscillations in the tissue. The wave hits the body at skin surface and from there travels radially into the body to a depth of around 2”. In the body, the pressure waves stimulate metabolic activity and the body’s intrinsic healing mechanism. 


Benefits of Radial Pulse Wave Therapy

  • Activation of Muscle and Connective Tissue
  • Promotes Blood Flow
  • Reduce Pain
  • Deactivates Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Increases Tissue Metabolism
  • Reaches a Depth of 2 inches

Conditions Treated with Radial Pulse Wave Therapy

  • Pain & Inflammation in Orthopedic Conditions
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Disorders of Tendon Insertions
  • Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Plantar Fasciitis




How long does the treatment take to perform?
A typical treatment takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

How many treatments will I need?
Most treatment protocols range from 5 to 10 sessions.

Is the RPW treatment painful?
There may be mild discomfort during the treatment, however, it largely depends on the patient’s condition and area being treated. The Intelect RPW 2 treatment unit is equipped with a broader range of bar pressures to help assist in patient comfort during treatment.

What device of Radial Pulse Wave Therapy do you offer?
We are excited to offer the next generation of radial pulse waver therapy in our treatment rooms, the Intelect® RPW 2 by Chattanooga.