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Shockwave Therapy Services for Pain Relief

When you are living in constant pain, whether it’s due to tennis elbow, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, or another condition, you will try almost anything just to feel some relief. Most doctors will recommend painkillers that just dull the brain’s pain receptors for a time, instead of treating the source of your physical discomfort. Some will make the call for surgery sooner than might be necessary. When you come to Dr. David W. Nadler & Associates for radial and focused shockwave services, you can be sure we will go above and beyond the norm to offer you a natural means of healing.

Our facility in Newtown Square, PA, has been recognized as a Center of Excellence for cutting-edge chiropractic care and shockwave therapy services. We provide radial and focused shockwave therapy for patients throughout Delaware County, PA, and the entire Philadelphia, PA area, including Broomall, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and West Chester, PA.

Radial and focused shockwave therapy utilize FDA-cleared technology, and extensive clinical studies have confirmed the safety and efficacy of this procedure. Dr. Nadler is a certified expert in extra corporeal shockwave therapy, and he will implement a specific, detailed treatment plan that will initiate the healing response, restoring function, and allowing your body to be free of pain. 

Contact us today to find out more about our radial and focused shockwave services or to schedule an appointment.


Shockwave therapy originated in Europe during the mid-1980s, but because the technology was so expensive, it only recently became a common practice. Initially, shock waves were developed for the medical purpose of treating kidney stones, but many other health applications, such as the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, were eventually discovered.
A shockwave is not an electrical shock, as one might imagine; rather, it is an energy wave that is produced when an object reaches the speed of sound. The shockwave devices transmit high and low-energy, acoustic waves through the surface of the skin. When extracorporeal shockwave therapy is administered, these acoustic waves are generated by air compression and electromagnetic applications, which then spread into the tissue of the affected area of the body.


Extracorporeal radial shockwave therapy offers multiple health advantages. At Dr. David W. Nadler & Associates, we are a certified expert in Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) and focused shockwave therapy, which is a non-invasive, evidence-based treatment option that helps patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions such as tendinitis, tennis elbow, or plantar fasciitis experience a significant reduction in pain.

Here are just a few of the other benefits of extracorporeal shockwave therapy: 

  • No surgery
  • No anesthesia
  • No risk of infection
  • No scarring
  • No downtime
  • Over 80 percent satisfaction rate

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy increases metabolic activity around the treated area, which stimulates the reabsorption of irritated calcium deposits and the body’s natural healing response by a process called angiogenesis. It causes the disintegration of fibrosis and improves the affected area’s function, a long with improving bone pathology. 

In addition to tennis elbow, extracorporeal shockwave therapy addresses an assortment of injuries, such as chronic back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical syndrome, frozen shoulder, patellar tendonitis, and lumbar syndrome. It can also help to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Athletes also looking to have a competitive edge, seek shockwave therapy to improve overall sports performance. Focused and radial shockwave therapy also has a cosmetic benefit with the reduction of both cellulite and facial wrinkles. 


Dr. Nadler has over 10 years of experience as a certified expert providing radial and focused shockwave therapy for patients suffering from chronic pain throughout the Philadelphia, PA, area, from Broomall, PA, to West Chester, PA, to King of Prussia, PA. He has performed more procedures than anyone in the Philadelphia region. That’s why our facility in Delaware County, PA, is recognized as a Center of Excellence in the Delaware Valley. 

In addition to his expertise in radial and focused pulse wave therapy, Dr. Nadler is a go-to source for physical therapy and the management of soft tissue injuries, and patients turn to our chiropractic care professionals to heal their bodies and relieve their stress.

If you’re interested in learning more about extracorporeal shockwave therapy or scheduling an appointment for treatment, call Dr. David W. Nadler & Associates today.


In addition to extensive experience in sports medicine, physical therapy, and chiropractic care, Dr. David W. Nadler & Associates is a foremost authority on shockwave therapy services in the Delaware Valley. Patients looking for a natural, non-invasive, evidence-based treatment option for chronic pain resulting from tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and other musculoskeletal conditions are encouraged to contact us at 1-877-DOC-NECK. Dr. Nadler will inform you of your best path to pain-free living following an initial consultation and patient evaluation.

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For more information regarding shockwave sports medicine, chiropractic, rehab & myofascial therapy in Pennsylvania, feel free to contact Dr. David W. Nadler & Associates with questions at 1-877-DOC-NECK at your earliest convenience. Dr. Nadler and his staff will inform you on your best path to pain-free living following an initial consultation and patient evaluation.

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