Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can speed the healing of some orthopaedic and soft tissue injuries. It has been used in human medicine to treat injuries such as tennis elbow, plantar fascitis, rotator cuff injuries and calcifying tendonitis of the shoulder. Since 2000 it has been used increasingly in equine sports medicine.

  • Close up of shockwave treatment

    Malcolm Morley carrying out shockwave treatment

  • Shockwave of proximal suspensory ligament

    Shockwave of proximal suspensory ligament

How does it work?

A high-powered focused acoustic wave is generated through the tissue which when treating injuries has an action which both stimulates healing and has a pain killing effect.

What is it used for?

The most common use in horses is for treatment of proximal suspensory ligament injuries (suspensory desmitis). Shockwave therapy is often used in conjunction with rest and other therapies to help return the horse to soundness. 

Our shockwave machine is completely portable and can be brought out to your yard. The treatment can be uncomfortable and so horses are always sedated.