Shockwave Therapy

Circle Oak Equine Sports Medicine offers Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy using our VersaTron shockwave machine.  

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive, pressure wave, regenerative medicine technology. 

ESWT helps the body to relieve pain, speed healing and improve the quality of healing.  "Shock wave" is a term used to describe a rapid increase in pressure such as thunder from lightening.  There is no electrical shock involved.   Our VersaTron ESWT machine is a much higher energy and can penetrate to deeper areas than other brands and many other types of energy treatment modalities (such as laser, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation and radial pressure treatments). 

ESWT treatments help the body to relieve pain, speed healing and may improve the quality of healing.  Specifically they are usefull in healing or treating bony inflammation, osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament injuries and even chronic wounds. 

Some indications for use are: 

  • Avulsion fractures
  • Enthesiopathies (bone deposition inside ligaments or tendons) 
  • Tendon or Ligament injuries
  • Splint bone fractures (stable) 
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Lumbosacral or Sacroiliac disease
  • Periosteal disease
  • Scar tissue or myofascial tightening or pain

To consult with the doctors or make an appointment, email nicole@circleoakequine.com or call 707-738-2529.