Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses acoustic waves to penetrate soft tissue in a way that is not possible with conventional chiropractic techniques, treatments, or equipment. 

Often, chiropractic adjustments are thought to simply treat back pain, but they can be applied to any joint in the body. Adjustments of the spine and other joints are one of the key elements of care that allows us to treat your symptoms while also addressing the cause.

Dr. Matthew Sipe treating a patient's shoulder with shockwave therapy

What is Focused Shockwave Therapy?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), sometimes referred to as focused shockwave therapy, relieves pain by sending acoustic waves right to the source of the problem. Research indicates that many orthopedic problems improve with this minimally invasive therapy, which does not require surgery or the use of needles.

With a success rate of up to 90% in many instances, it is regarded as one of the most cutting-edge and effective therapeutic alternatives available.


How Does it Work?

Shockwave therapy speeds up, or stimulates, the body’s natural healing process. This therapy can restart the healing process by delivering powerful, brief energy waves that travel faster than the speed of sound to the impacted areas.

Who Can Benefit from Shockwave Therapy?

This treatment option works well for soft tissue structures, like tendons, muscles, and bones, especially in areas where connective tissue meets the bone, such as with ligaments in the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. It is especially beneficial for those patients with slow, incorrectly healing, or non-healing injuries.


Because of its ability to reach and heal these areas, shockwave therapy may provide significant reduction in pain and effectively treat numerous musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain/spur
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder pain
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Scar tissue treatment
  • TMJ
  • Whiplash
  • Stress fractures
  • Shin splints
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We offer shockwave therapy to our patients who have acute, subacute, and chronic pain in the deep layers of soft tissue, such as muscles, bones, and tendons.

With the use of this reparative technique, old injuries can begin to heal again, chronic inflammation can be treated, scar tissue can be broken up, mobility can be improved, and pain can be relieved without the need of drugs. If you’d like to learn more and you are in the Boca Raton area, call today to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Sipe!