Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), uses targeted pressure waves to stimulate healing in wounded tissues while improving circulation. It's an FDA-approved technology widely recognized for its effectiveness in treating various musculoskeletal conditions, including plantar fasciitis, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, and shoulder tendinitis.




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  • Non-invasive with no need for anesthesia
  • Breaks up adhesions in muscles
  • Increase blood flow to area and reduces inflammation
  • Quick and effective—noticeable results typically within a few sessions
  • No downtime—you can return to your daily activities immediately
  • High success rate in treating chronic conditions where other treatments have failed

How Shockwave Works

Our expert therapists at PTC Miami use a handheld device to deliver pressure waves directly into the affected tissues. These waves promote regeneration and reparative processes in the bones, tendons, and other soft tissues. The therapy sessions typically last about 5-10 minutes, and most patients experience significant improvement after just a few sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is shockwave therapy? Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses pressure waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. It is designed to help stimulate the body's natural healing process.

2. What conditions can be treated with shockwave therapy? Shockwave therapy effectively treats various conditions, including plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, jumper's knee, and shoulder tendinitis.

3. How does shockwave therapy work? The therapy works by directing pressure waves toward the affected area. These waves induce micro-trauma, promoting the body's natural healing processes by increasing blood circulation and accelerating cellular regeneration.

4. Is shockwave therapy painful? Most patients experience a mild sensation during treatment. The intensity of the shockwaves can be adjusted to ensure comfort throughout the session.

5. How many sessions are typically needed? The number of sessions varies depending on the severity and duration of the condition. Typically, patients undergo between 3 and 5 sessions spaced a week apart.

6. What are the side effects of shockwave therapy? Shockwave therapy is generally safe with minimal side effects. Some patients may experience temporary soreness, swelling, or bruising in the treated area.

7. Is there any downtime after the treatment? No downtime is required after shockwave therapy. Patients can return to their normal activities almost immediately, though avoiding strenuous activities for a few days is recommended to maximize the treatment benefits.

8. How long does it take to see results from shockwave therapy? Many patients report pain relief and improved mobility after just a few sessions. However, the healing response is progressive, and maximum benefits are typically seen within a few weeks after completing the treatment plan.

9. Who should not have shockwave therapy? Shockwave therapy is not recommended for patients with bone tumors, fractures, or certain metabolic bone conditions. Discussing your medical history with a healthcare provider before beginning treatment is essential.

10. How do I know if shockwave therapy is right for me? A consultation with a qualified healthcare provider specializing in shockwave therapy can determine whether this treatment is suitable for your specific condition. The provider will assess your medical history and symptoms and make a recommendation.

Meet the Team

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Joseph Hudson

Chiropractic, Functional Medicine

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Albert Soto

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Sergio Ladino

Physical Therapist Assistant

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Julie Haugen

Registered Dietitian

PTC Miami Beach

1111 Lincoln Road , Suite 310
Miami Beach, FL


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PTC Miami Wynwood

1940 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, FL


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