What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?

Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT), also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is the latest technology used to treat soft tissue injuries. This revolutionary new treatment is now available at Rehab Solutions , the only practice in Fairfield to offer this treatment. Approximately 90% of all patients report a substantial improvement after a course of treatment and the majority experience some immediate relief of their symptoms after the first treatment. Come and see one of our physiotherapists or podiatrists and ask about Radial Shockwave Therapy today!

Radial Shockwave Therapy Elbow
What conditions can be treated?
How Does It Work?

Radial Shockwave Therapy uses compressed air to generate acoustic wave energy which is transmitted to the site of the injury through a conducting gel.

The energy promoted regenation and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues such as muscles and ligaments through stimulating the growth of new blood vessels. Other chemical changes also associated with the treatment reduce inflammation and pain causing substances thus reducing pain. 

Radial Shockwave Therapy Runners Knee

There have been numerous published clinical studies which have demonstrated that RSWT can result in significant positive outcomes for the following conditions:


  • Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Heel Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Patellar Tendinopathy

  • Chronic Lower Back Pain

  • Calcific Tendonitis

  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathies

  • Lateral Epicondylitis

  • Hamstring Tendinopathies


Its principles can be applied most soft tissue injuries where there is suspected tendinopathy.

Radial Shockwave Therapy Heel and Foot Pain