Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive procedure for the treatment of acute and chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system. Chronic pain is a common problem which affects hundreds of thousands of patients around the world. Extracorporeal shockwave has been successfully used to treat chronic pain problems through precise localisation and therapy of myofascial trigger point. Compared to other Shockwave systems, the PiezoWave² uses a unique liner-focused source which allows it to use Volume ESWT, a quicker and more homogenous application.
Why Piezowave?
  • Linear-focused therapy source – scan a larger area in shorter period of time
  • Piezo-Technology – lower running costs
  • Lower noise level – less painful compared to other principles


The shock waves used in ESWT focus are developed in the target tissue at the point where the pain is originating from. They cause an improved local blood circulation and metabolism. The primary means by which extracorporeal shock waves affect living tissue is based on the transformation of mechanical stimuli into biochemical or biomolecular signals. The science behind ESWT is analogous to that of lithotripsy, a technology that makes use of acoustic shockwaves to break up kidney stones without surgery. The technique of using shockwaves to break up kidney stones has been around for nearly a quarter of a century. In the process of treating hundreds of thousands of patients, specialised machines were developed specifically with the idea of using the generated shockwaves in other parts of the body, e.g. to treat musculoskeletal conditions.

Focused, linear and planar shockwave therapy

The piezo-electric shockwave principle offers an extensive range of shockwave configurations. The only one of its kind in the world, the PiezoWave2 allows users to choose between a classic focused shockwave, a linear focused shockwave, and a planar pressure wave. The right shockwave mode is available for every indication.

The piezo shockwave’s direct focusing technology eliminates the need for additional reflectors resulting in a compact therapy source design and a precise and well defined focal zone. The virtually painless therapy is applied quietly and energy levels can be freely adjusted with almost no adverse effect on the size of the focal zone. The piezo shockwave technology is extremely durable.

  • Focused, linear or planar – the best shockwave for every indication
  • Excellent performance with single-layer and double-layer technology
  • Piezo-electric “direct focusing” technology – minimal pain during applications
  • Well defined, precise focus – perfect for diagnosis and therapy
  • Uniquely durable therapy source
  • Finely adjustable penetration depth using interchangeable gel pads
  • Independently adjustable penetration depths and energy levels
  • Wide range of energy settings
  • With maximum sound levels of 65 dB(A), the system is extremely quiet
  • Simple operation with App support and iPad holder

Focused ESWT has now become established as an useful method for the diagnosis and treatment of many acute and chronic pain syndromes of the musculoskeletal system.

  • Tennis elbow
  • Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
  • Golfers elbow
  • Trigger point treatment
  • Pseud-Arthrosis
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Patellar tip syndrome
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Plantar talalgia

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