SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Shockwave Treatment | Heike Watson Physio

Heike Watson Physiotherapy | Shockwave Therapy Cape Town

Shockwave therapy is a new innovative physiotherapy treatment modality where high energy sound waves known as radial shockwaves, are transmitted into the body . Shockwave therapy causes a controlled micro-trauma at the lesion site. A mild inflammation ensues and inefficient scar tissue is broken down. Shockwaves accelerate the healing process by activating the body's natural healing mechanisms. They also stimulate the metabolism and improve blood circulation to the treated area. The damaged tissue then regenerates resulting in healing of the injury . With this innovative therapy approach, pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones can be eliminated systematically.

If you are interested in how Shockwave Therapy could assist you, read below for conditions treated, or contact our Physiotherapy practice in Cape Town for more details.

Common conditions treated

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints (anterior tibial stress syndrome)


  • Runner’s knee (patellar tendinopathy)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)