Shockwave Therapy is FDA Approved!
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is the umbrella term used to describe devices that deliver a shockwave or pressure wave into the human body.
There are two types of devices, Focused Shockwave Therapy and Radial Pressure Wave Therapy devices (FSWT and R-PWT). The main difference between these devices are depth of penetration and intensity.
TWO SHOCKWAVE DEVICES
Focused Shockwave Therapy (FSWT)
Radial Pressure Wave Therapy (R-PWT)
Other terms like Softwave or Extracorporeal Pulse-Activated Therapy (EPAT) are marketing terms used to describe Shockwave Therapy. All you or your clinician need to know is if the device is a Focused or Radial device and if it is the right device for your condition.