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Shockwave Therapy

Also Known As StemWave Therapy

laser beamSeeking a drug-free, non-invasive way to address your pain? If yes, we invite you to consider StemWave therapy, also known as Shockwave Therapy. This groundbreaking treatment, now available at Knewtson Health Group, stimulates your body’s stem cells to promote healing.

How Does It Work?

This therapeutic approach uses a specialized machine that emits sound waves through a handheld wand with a bulb of water at the end. The water amplifies the sound wave, which is then directed toward the targeted area, encouraging the body’s stem cells to activate and foster tissue regeneration.

What Conditions Can Be Addressed?

StemWave therapy is versatile and can treat various conditions, including

  • Tendinitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Mobility issues
  • Sciatica
  • Neuropathy
  • Knee, hip and shoulder pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Limited range of motion issues

The therapy can also address injuries that the body struggles to heal.

Besides acute injuries, this therapy can also be beneficial for chronic conditions, such as arthritis, potentially delaying or even preventing the need for invasive procedures like knee replacement surgery.

What to Expect: Your First Session

To prepare for your session, it’s a good idea to wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the treatment area. The therapy requires direct skin contact and uses a sound gel similar to ultrasound procedures.

The treatment area is typically in a semi-private space within the clinic, but private rooms are also available if required.

Sessions are short, with each one taking just 15 minutes. The actual therapy time is about 5 minutes.

Please note that there is a $49 initial exam fee for this service. This would include discovery, review, and exam.

What Does a Treatment Plan Involve?

The recommended treatment plan varies depending on a patient’s specific condition, but a six-week window is ideal for the body’s healing process. This typically includes two sessions per week for the first two to three weeks, followed by weekly sessions for the rest of the six weeks.

For chronic conditions, an ongoing maintenance plan may be necessary, potentially requiring bi-weekly sessions until the patient is ready for surgery, if applicable.

While StemWave Therapy can significantly enhance healing and ease pain, it is not a miracle cure. For chronic conditions that have been left untreated for years, the goal is often to improve quality of life and functionality, rather than complete healing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an extra cost for this service?

Yes, StemWave Therapy is an additional cost to your care plan, but given its potential benefits in treating an array of conditions many patients find it a worthwhile investment in their health.

Does it hurt?

During a typical session, patients may experience a sensation similar to an ultrasound, often described as a warm ache. However, discomfort levels remain manageable, usually falling within a 4-6 range on a pain scale of 1-10.

Is the machine loud?

The machine producing the sound waves can be loud, similar to the noise produced by an MRI machine, although not as intense.

Book an Appointment

Let us help you put pain in your past and healing in your present. Contact us Knewtson Health Group to schedule an appointment.


Shockwave Therapy Excelsior, Shorewood, Lake Minnetonka MN (952) 470-8555