Are you struggling with pain that is not getting better?

Do you have a back injury that continues to limit you from
returning to golf?

Is plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis keeping you from
running or even walking?

Whether you are having pelvic health issues or headaches
there is a new treatment option that focuses on tissue and cellular
regeneration while breaking down scar tissue.

What if there was a non-surgical treatment option that helped regenerate injured tissue, reduced inflammation, helped to protect nerves and cartilage, and decreased pain?

This would be a game changer in orthopedic injuries as well as other conditions where healing has slowed or failed to progress.

Introducing Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, an innovative and new medical treatment for chronic pain and dysfunction.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Did you know...

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy or Radial Pressure Wave Therapy is a tissue regenerative and healing medical treatment.

Shockwave Therapy/Radial Pressure Wave Therapy or SWT/R-PWT is a non-surgical treatment option to assist with tissue regeneration and healing. Shockwave Therapy is FDA approved as a treatment for chronic tendonitis problems like, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow and Plantar Fasciitis.

The term Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy applies to devices that provide a focused shockwave or radial pressure wave. Most orthopedic problems are best treated with a Radial Pressure Wave Therapy device as they are lower in intensity and effectively treat more shallow problems. Shockwave Therapy is the more common term that you will see mentioned to encompass all types of Shockwave Therapy devices and treatments.

Shockwaves are introduced into targeted areas based on a clinical evaluation from a Doctor of Physical Therapy. The shockwaves stimulate cells and increase new blood vessels in injured or chronically painful and inflamed tissues. Tendons, cartilage, bone and nerves have all shown positive changes with Shockwave Therapy.

Shockwave Therapy used by a trained practitioner is safe!

Shockwave Therapy decreases inflammation, promotes re-vascularization or growth of new blood vessels, causes cells to regenerate and proliferate by releasing more growth factors in the treatment area.

Shockwave Therapy helps break up scar tissue and calcifications from damaged and chronically inflamed tissues.

Because Shockwave Therapy focuses on healing tissue there is a much longer lasting effect when compared to steroid injections or class 4 laser treatments. The reduction of pain, and getting back to your daily activities or exercise without pain, was also much greater than other treatments.

Injury to pelvic floor muscles can be helped by reducing scarring and promoting regeneration of healthy muscles.


Chronic low back pain from joint injury and chronic inflammation can be treated successfully with Shockwave Therapy.


Chronic headaches stemming from injured muscles and connective tissues as well as joint injury can be treated with Shockwave Therapy. If previous treatments from Physical Therapy or a Chiropractor have been helpful but did not last, and your headaches keep returning, SWT/R-PWT should be considered as a non-surgical option.

Frequently asked questions about Shockwave Therapy

Is Shockwave Therapy treatment painful?

Shockwave Therapy treatments are not painful and some patients experience pain relief following treatment. Treatment sessions are once weekly and full benefit is usually seen within 5 therapy sessions.

How effective is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy treatments range in their success from 70% to 80% depending on the condition. The type of conditions that work best are those that are chronic and slow to heal. If prior treatments like medication, injections, physical therapy and chiropractic have not completely restored you to full recovery then Shockwave Therapy is recommended.

Does my insurance cover Shockwave Therapy?

While the FDA has approved Shockwave Therapy to treat certain conditions insurances are not paying for this therapy. Medical research continues to show the effectiveness of Shockwave Therapy and over time insurances may start to pay. We recommend using a Flex Spending Account or HSA if you have one. Treatment session costs are not much different than seeing a physical therapist.

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Because Radial Pressure Wave Therapy, a form of Shockwave Therapy, stimulates healing of tissue there are many conditions that it has been shown to be successful. Research studies show improvements from 70% to over 90% in pain and function depending on the condition treated.

  • Headaches including neck pain

  • TMJ problems including jaw pain

  • Shoulder pain, Tendonitis, Rotator Cuff injury

  • Tennis and Golfer's Elbow

  • Hand, Finger and Wrist pain and arthritis

  • Sacroliac Joint and Hip Joint pain

  • Low Back Pain

  • Knee Pain, Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)

  • Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis

  • Other conditions like stress fractures and cellulite

  • Pelvic Health Issues, pain with sex and pelvic floor injuries and problems

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Spinal Adjustment and Massage

Manual Therapy encompasses joint manipulation that is safe.

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Dry Needling is a safe and effective way to treat muscle knots. The most effective and safe way to reduce muscle tension and pain.

Exercise and


Coaching that is hands-on and directed to restoring normal nerve firing and muscle coordination. Return to your activities without pain.

Here are what patients are saying about SWT.

I had stopped progressing with treatment until trying Shockwave Therapy. My first treatment series I started with my most painful shoulder. After one treatment, by the next week, my left shoulder was my better shoulder. I am sleeping better and am back to riding my mountain bike!

Matthew, tired of pain

After hitting the ground behind the ball 17 years ago and dealing with chronic Golfer's Elbow, by the 3rd treatment my pain was completely gone.

The treatments were mild to no discomfort and no worse than my usual pain.

I can play as many games as I want without pain!

Jim, no pain after 17 years!

One year ago I had a severe fall while fishing tearing my rotator cuff and needing surgery. After two bouts of therapy I was still in pain and had limited shoulder motion. After shockwave therapy I have full mobility and am back to fishing!

Thank you Cornerstone!

Mike, returned to fishing

It's Time For Less Pain!

Get started with an evaluation!

The Cornerstone Physical Therapy Doctors start with an evaluation to get a baseline of your pain and function.

This may include a Diagnostic Ultrasound to check your injured area for tendon or joint damage, inflammation and swelling, and depth of the treatment area, to plan a successful Shockwave Therapy treatment series.

The cost of the evaluation is $100. Click the link, fill out a short form, and our team will reach out to you!