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Tip 5/30 – What is Shockwave Therapy and what’s the difference between the clinics that offer it?

  1. Shockwave Therapy is a POWERFUL medical modality, one of the few that can treat not just DOZENS of conditions, but even diseases and syndromes.  

There is a massive amount of information available online about shockwave therapy.
It’s a relatively young modality, but there’s been hundreds of clinical trials that have proven its safety and efficacy.  

I encourage you to read this list of clinical studies on shockwave therapy (sometimes called ESWT or LiST or LIESWT – short for Low Intensity Electromagnetic Shock Wave Therapy).

New research is being done all the time.
Here’s a very recent study from this year:

“TLDR: LIESWT improves erectile function in the short-term especially in men with mild to moderate ED, and those without a cardiometabolic disease.”

It should be noted that not 100% of the studies show shockwave therapy as being effective. 

There are many factors as to why not every clinical trial is successful: Types of patients recruited, quality of device used, number of treatments, number of shocks, energy level of shocks, etc.  

That’s ok – this is science.

It’s also called a ‘practice’ for a reason – often times we continue to learn and try to improve. 

There exists no STANDARD shockwave therapy protocol that works for 100% of people.

That said – true shockwave (FOCUSED/LINEAR) is extremely safe, PAINLESS and side-effect free for almost everyone.  

It requires no downtime, no surgery, no invasion, and no drugs.  

Shockwave is an absolutely amazing, NATURAL medical technology that continues to evolve.  

  1. There are different types of ‘shockwave therapy’ and not all treatments are created equally.

Some treatments that advertise themselves as shockwave therapy don’t actually use true shockwaves.

Most important, and with respect to regenerative sexual medicine for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, and Urinary Incontinence or BPH, patients should insist their practitioner use FOCUSED or LINEAR shockwaves, NOT Radial/Acoustic/Piezoic or some gimmicky chair you sit in that makes you Kegel.  

Only FOCUSED/LINEAR shockwaves produce actual shockwaves, travelling at 1,500m/s into the body, with tremendous depth (7-12cm), to affect the necessary cellular level changes and stimulate angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation).  

Clinicians must use technology that allow them to modify the energy delivered by the focused shockwave – for targeting plaques and blockages or for breaking up calcifications and scar tissue.  They should be able to do this without PANCAKING the penis (pressing hard onto your member to achieve the required depths) which can be painful and cause bruising.

An inflamed prostate (BPH, non bacterial prostatitis, causing chronic pelvic pain syndrome or urinary incontinence) receiving FOCUSED shockwave therapy will see a decrease in the release of inflammatory mediators from cells in the treated area, and will trigger the nociceptors for pain relief.

Once again – only FOCUSED shockwaves can produce these benefits with any degree of accuracy and nothing will outperform a true shockwave delivered electromagnetically directly to the penis or perineum.  

So insist on FOCUSED or LINEAR shockwaves, specifically electromagnetically generated.

These are the most painless, side effect free, and no downtime procedures available in the marketplace today. 

  1. The technology is the proven science – but equally important (and possibly even MORE important) is the capable and caring clinician.

Shockwave Therapy is both a science AND an art.


The SCIENCE comes from using the right technology and from defining a generalized protocol.

The ART comes from developing a unique protocol for each patient (since everyone is different) and from the clinician understanding how to properly apply the technology.


The ability of the clinician to properly and effectively target the specific condition requires skill, patience, care, and a good understanding of the specific condition and how to treat it.

At FocusWave Clinic, only certified shockwave therapy clinicians with backgrounds in nursing or physiotherapy are treating our patients.  

Registered nurses (male for male issues, female for female issues) tend to be the very best at treatment – because of their very strong attention to detail, understanding of various medical conditions, and their patient-centric demeanour. 

  1. Shockwave Therapy really works – but not 100% – and not for everyone.

One of the questions I get asked most often is: What is your patients’ success rate?

The answer is – it depends.

In medicine, there are no guarantees.  

Everyone knows this but it needs reminding.

Not everyone will see 100% success in 100% of any medical treatment, whether it’s CPR, Chemo or Shockwave Therapy.

When I first started digging into the research prior to opening this clinic, I was somewhat skeptical about shockwave as a non-invasive strategy for improving and possibly, reversing, sexual diseases and conditions. 

The clinical studies meted out mostly positive results, and it was clearly a very safe treatment.

The numbers showed that, in general and on average, about 70% of patients reported positive results lasting anywhere from 6 months to 5 years.

At present, MORE than 80% of FocusWave Clinic patients are having positive results with Focused Shockwave Therapy.  

Be it new morning erections, lasting longer and feeling strong during intercourse, the straightening out of penis curvature, a reduction in pelvic pain, decreased frequency and urgency of urination.

Patients are WINNING. 

The wildcards that help us improve success rates including employing The Kitchen Sink Strategy (see next tip), which can close the gap of ineffectiveness.  

Book your consultation or FREE Discovery Call here:

Call 888-558-WAVE (9283) for more information.

Text 613-878-8164 for a quick chat.

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