Shock wave therapy on horses

Shock wave therapy on horses

Injuries on horses

Shock wave therapy has a positive effect on the following type of injuries on horses: 

  • Localization of pain points
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Myogelosis/muscle strain
  • Massage after strain
  • Insertion desmopathy
  • Tendinopathy
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Calcifications
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Pseudarthrosis
  • Periosteal reaction


What is shockwave treatment

The piezo shockwave of Richard Wolf GmbH and ELvation Medical GmbH uniquely combines and expands conventional orthopedic ESWT by adding muscular applications. This has considerably expanded the range of treatable indications to include myofascial pain syndromes.

The therapy source can penetrate up to a depth of 172 mm (5MPa distal zone), allowing even deep-seated areas in large animals to be located and treated accurately. Although the therapy source is powerful, treatment is quiet to minimize the animal’s flight response.

The unusually large focal volume of the linear focused therapy source results in the fast and effective treatment of large affected areas to rectify problems such as myogelosis or tendinopathies. Finding the target area has become much simpler.

Focused shockwaves are useful to localize pain points. The unique properties of shockwaves are used to administer targeted mechanical pulses to anatomical structures. The reactions of the animal to the pulse allow the user to draw conclusions about the cause and site of the pain point.

Piezowave² shock wave equipment for veterinarian

  • For ESWT and TSPT therapy
  • Piezo technology offers the possibility for deeper penetration
  • Easy installation -plug and treat
  • Mobile device
  • App support from I-pad

Technical specifications for Piezewave Vet

  • Application pressure: 0.018 - 0.160 mJ/mm2
  • Working pressure up to 4 Bar
  • Wide range of energy settings
  • Maximal penetration depth 100 mm 
  • Foot and hand control possible

For further information about the equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us