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Certificate in MSK Shockwave Therapy
Integration into physiotherapy practice

2 Day - 15 hour

Cost: €350

Carlton Hotel

Church Rd



D15 EYX5



Application booklet

Exam Certificate*

Instantly Applicable


Clinically Relevant

  • Overview

  • Evidence

  • Application

Practical demonstration for a large array of MSK conditions

See content

Open to

CORU registered physiotherapists

physical therapists

Athletic Therapists

ARTI members

Medical Doctors

Course not open to

Massage therapists



Certificate in MSK Shockwave Therapy

Are you utilizing shockwave in your physiotherapy practice?

Are you planning to develop a shockwave service?

Expand your evidenced informed knowledge for a large array of MSK conditions.

Integrate SW to MSK physiotherapy practice and improve outcomes.


Dr Johnson McEvoy MISCP, PT is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has 15 years of clinical experience in the application of shockwave therapy. He developed the first physiotherapy led shockwave service in the Republic of Ireland in 2008. He utilises shockwave as part of a multimodal approach for many MSK conditions and integrated SW into  Irish Boxing High Performance Team in 2010.

Johnson has an excellent knowledge of shockwave biological research and also efficacy evidence. He has presented at several conferences and also co-authored a published paper on the effect of SW on trigger point sensitivity

Course Outline:

Science & Evidence

Safety demonstration & application to over 45 various MSK conditions including:

Tendinopathies, Joint osteoarthritis, Bone pathologies, Trigger Points

Examples: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, Frozen shoulder, Knee Osteoarthritis, Osteitis Pubis

Evidenced guided by RCT, Systematic Reviews & Meta-analysis

Section 1 - Shockwave

  • Shockwave introduction

  • Historical aspects

  • Types of shockwaves

  • Types o machines

  • Biological effects of shockwave

  • Inflammation, pain effects, marcophages, regeneration, stem cells

  • Clinical applications of shockwave

  • Safety: Indications, precautions, contraindications

  • Side effects and adverse events

Section 2 - Shockwave Application

Each section lecture and clinical application demonstration:

  • Focus on radial shockwave

  • Evidence from RCT, systematic review & meta-analysis

  • Including instructor's clinical experience

  • Discussion on relevant exercises etc

  • Clinical parameters and variables

Booklet with clinical applications

General targeted tissues

  • Tendinopathy

  • Joint OA/synovitis

  • Bone healing - nonunion, stress fracture and boney oedema

  • Ligament

  • Trigger points


  • Subacromial pain syndrome

  • Rotator cuff

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Calcific tendinosis

  • A/C joint

  • Sternoclavicular joint


  • Lateral eblow pain - tennis elbow

  • Medial elbow pain - golfer's elbow

  • Triceps tendon

Hand, Wrist & Thumb

  • CMC of thumb

  • PIP and DIP

  • Dupuytren's contracture

Lumbar Spine

  • Facet joint syndrome

  • SIJ

  • Coccyxodynia

Hip & Groin

  • Greater Trochanter Pain Syndrome: Gluteal tendinopathy / bursitis

  • ITB iliac attachment

  • OA HIP

  • Osteitis Pubis

  • Adductor tendinopathy

Thigh & Knee & Leg

  • Hamstring tendinopathy

  • Patellar tendinopathy

  • OA knee

  • Patello-femoral pain: fat pad, retinaculum

  • Anterior knee bursa

  • ITB Syndrome

  • Pes anserine bursitis

  • Shin splints

Foot & ankle

  • Achilles tendinopathy - mid portion and attachment

  • Plantar fasciitis - attachment and body

  • Lateral ligaments, deltoid ligament

  • Metatarsalgia

  • Ankle OA

  • TMT OA

*Content subject to change

Certificate of attendance and content with exam

Not a qualification or statement of competency

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