Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves creating a series of low energy acoustic wave pulsations that are directly applied to a patient's skin. The concept and technology was developed following the discovery that sound waves were capable of breaking down kidney stones. Shockwaves have proven successful in a number of studies for the treatment of chronic conditions. Shockwave therapy is its own treatment for a lingering injury, or pain resulting from illness. The purpose of the therapy is to trigger the body’s own natural healing response. Many people report that their pain is reduced and mobility improved after the first treatment. Ask your therapist if shockwave treament is right for you.