Radial Shockwave Therapy

Radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) is the use of short, intense energy waves travelling faster than the speed of sound. These energy waves stimulate the breakdown of scar tissue and fibroblasts. This process increases blood circulation and initiates metabolic activity, causing an inflammatory response that promotes and stimulates healing.

Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, in particular, those involving areas where major connective tissue attaches to bone. Common sites that can be successfully treated are:

  • Foot – Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs & Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee – Patellar tendonitis, jumper’s knee & shin pain
  • Elbow – tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Shoulder – rotator cuff tendonitis & calcification
  • Hip – trochanteric bursitis
  • Muscles – various trigger points throughout the body and muscle tension
  • Bones-Stress fractures, non union’s(delayed bone healing)
  • Nerves-Morton’s Neuroma

Contraindications for this treatment include bleeding conditions, pacemakers, medications that prolong blood clotting, open growth plates (children), pregnancy

Paul Matthews

Elite Radial Shockwave Therapy Practitioner

Paul Matthews

Hi, I’m Paul Matthews, co-founder of Elite. My passion is to help people recover from injury, pain or movement dysfunction through my work as a soft tissue and rehabilitation specialist. I’ve had extensive experience in rehab and therapy recovering from two spine surgeries over the course of a 15 year span of chronic pain. Overcoming the adversity and challenges that arose though ultimately lead and inspired me to help others move, live and feel better through the intervention of highly technical soft tissue manipulation, combined with cutting edge movement based assessments and strengthening protocols. Learn more about Paul