SoftWave Therapy

SoftWave Therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free alternative to surgery. SoftWave treatment helps rebuild your damaged tissues fast with minimal to no side effects.

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The high energetic acoustic waves initiate your body’s own healing response to injury, whether acute or chronic. Over the course of treatments dormant stem cells in the body are recruited to the area of injury to decrease pain and inflammation. We can use SoftWave Therapy to treat chronic pain anywhere in the body, acute injuries such as strains and fractures, tendinitis, and wounds/scars.

This Means

  • Restoring pain-free activity without drugs
  • Faster post-surgical recovery
  • Turning back the clock on your joint(s) wear and tear

Success Rates

  • More than 80% of patients report a 10-20% improvement after just one treatment.
  • Final outcome depends on many factors, but most patients report a healing rate of 60-80%+ after a full course of treatment.
  • Depending on your particular condition, you will likely be scheduled for 6-10+ treatment sessions.
  • An average of 6-10 treatment sessions are needed to achieve targeted healing rate.


  • Arthritis
  • Sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Orthopedic and sports injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Golf/Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shoulder impingement


  • Active seniors wanting to improve or preserve pain free movement
  • Adults or teens recovering from surgery or injury
  • Athletes looking to enhance their strength and return to sport

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Softwave Therapy in Physical Therapy

The role of Softwave Therapy in conjunction with physical therapy

SoftWave Therapy can be an incredible addition to physical therapy. Some of the main goals of physical therapy is to address pain, muscular imbalances, and movement deficits. However, if there is a high amount of pain and inflammation in the affected area, reaching these goals can be difficult. When SoftWave Therapy is performed alongside physical therapy, we can help to significantly decrease pain and inflammation, as well as improve range of motion, allowing you to make faster progress with your recovery.

How SoftWave Therapy promotes healing and restores mobility in conditions such as:


In people suffering from tendonitis, or other tendinopathies, SoftWave Therapy has helped to significantly decrease pain and allow people to return to their prior function.
“From the results of the present study, extracorporeal shockwave therapy is an effective modality in relieving pain intensity and increasing the functionality and quality of life in various tendinopathies such as plantar fasciitis, elbow tendinopathy, Achilles tendinopathy and rotator cuff tendinopathy. It can be done on an out-patient basis with no patient restrictions and there are no significant side effects.” (
The lack of restrictions during SoftWave Therapy helps people to assess their progress in real time, without taking them out of the activities they love.


We most commonly see bursitis in either the shoulders or in the hips. Bursitis is the inflammation of the small, fluid-filled sacs that help to cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near our joints, which can cause a significant amount of pain during movement. SoftWave Therapy can help to increase the speed of your recovery and decrease the use of medications. By treating directly over the affected area, SoftWave instigates healing at the cellular level, improves blood circulation in the area, and stimulates the body’s inherent healing mechanisms. (
Alongside SoftWave, we recommend a course of physical therapy in order to strengthen the muscles surrounding the joint to help improve joint stability, and keep you out of pain.

Reduction of inflammation through SoftWave Therapy:

Inflammation is a very important function of the body. The process of inflammation is triggered by our immune system in an effort to trap the bacteria or other offenders in order to start healing the injured tissue. However, when patients are experiencing long-term (chronic) inflammation, such as arthritis, our body is continuously trying to heal an area that no longer needs to be healed. This can result in pain, swelling, soreness, and difficulty moving. SoftWave Therapy is beneficial for chronic pain in that it helps to improve blood circulation through the area of concern, allowing the body to get rid of the swelling and improve healthy cell growth in the area. This decreases the body’s inflammatory response, allowing you to return to the activities you love with decreased pain.

Recent success stories of patients using SoftWave Therapy in conjunction with physical therapy:

Pain and Swelling

Patient was 1 year out from knee replacement surgery

Symptoms: Pain and swelling after physical activity including walking and using stairs

Treatment Plan: SoftWave Therapy and Physical Therapy

Results: Patient immediately noticed improvement in her symptoms as she was running errands, and less pain and inflammation after physical activity. Even 8 weeks after her final session, she does not experience nearly as much discomfort through her knee, and has been able to progress better in physical therapy.

Severe Hip Pain

Symptoms: Patient was unable to exercise for many years due to severe hip pain

Treatment Plan: SoftWave Therapy and Physical Therapy

Results: By doing SoftWave Therapy in conjunction with strengthening through physical therapy, we were able to significantly decrease this patient’s pain, which allowed her to return to exercise. Additionally, she is now able to play with her kids and work all day without an increase in pain.


Lee, S., Lee, S., Jeong, M., Oh, H., & Lee, K. (2017). The effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy on pain and range of motion in patients with adhesive capsulitis. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 29(11), 1907–1909.
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Liao, C.-D., Xie, G.-M., Tsauo, J.-Y., Chen, H.-C., & Liou, T.-H. (2018). Efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for knee tendinopathies and other soft tissue disorders: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 19(1), 278.
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“After playing sports for most of my life it’s been life changing working with the team at Gainesville Wellness and Performance. They don’t just treat symptoms, they look at the body as a whole and work with you individually to get your body operating at 100%. Today at 33 I feel better than I did at 23.” – Nick D.

“If you’re a runner or any type of athlete, I cannot recommend SoftWave Therapy highly enough! In just a couple of sessions (or in my case one session), I saw a dramatic improvement in shin and foot pain. After one treatment I had 80% less pain when I ran and was able to do my longest run in months. Hands down one of the best and quickest results I’ve seen with any type of treatment.” – April S.

“Recently I re-injured my wrist. It was very painful especially when turning it in certain directions or trying to pick up even light objects like my cellphone. Over the years a little arthritis has also started showing up in the wrist as well. The folks at GWP suggested I try SoftWave Therapy on it. I’ve had three treatments one week apart and now my wrist feels amazing. My wrist feels so much better after each treatment and now it’s feeling pretty close to 100%! I’m very grateful I was able to get the treatments at GWP. SoftWave Therapy has significantly cut down on my recovery time.” – Joni F.

Megan Livingston


Physical Therapist Assistant/SoftWave Specialist

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