Equine Services

Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a non- invasive technique that can be used to help stimulate healing of a variety of soft tissue and bony injuries in horses.

The machine generates high pressure waves (not electrical shocks) that are pulsed onto the site of injury. These waves transmit energy into the affected bone or soft tissues. Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, the waves help to influence bone remodelling, improve circulation, and provide an analgesic effect. As a result, ESWT is a useful adjunctive therapy helping to reduce recovery time and improve healing.

ESWT is commonly used to treat a number of conditions including: lower hock arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, heel pain, delayed wound healing, and some types of back pain.