Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is used to facilitate the healing of soft tissue and bone injuries and to manage chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Some examples of uses for ESWT include suspensory ligament desmitis, tendonitis, stable stress fractures and splint bone fractures, navicular disease, hock arthritis, sacroiliac strains, back soreness, and ringbone.  ESWT is particularly useful when combined with Pro-Stride APS therapy!

ESWT utilizes high energy sound waves that are transmitted to targeted areas of the horse’s musculoskeletal system. The administered shockwaves cause tissue responses at the microscopic level that result in improved blood supply and tissue repair.  The ESWT machine is fully ambulatory and treatments are performed at the patient’s location.