The MASTERPULS MP50 is a compressed air operated ballistic shock wave generator. When the projectile impacts against an immovable surface (the shock transmitter), the kinetic energy is converted to sound energy. This acoustic pulse is transmitted into the affected tissue.

Trigger point therapy with the MASTER-
PULS MP 50 radial shock wave unit.


Shockwave therapy causes a controlled reinjury of tissue which allows the body to regenerate blood vessels. The resulting neovascularization leads to faster healing. Shockwave Therapy is particularly good at pain management or elimination. The therapy is effective in reducing chronic musculoskeletal pain for at least three reasons:

The shockwaves stimulate a metabolic reaction in the affected tissue causing stress fibres to develop and/or change in their permeability; they generate cavitation bubbles that break down calcific deposits; and they induce an analgesic effect by stimulating the brain's gate control mechanism.


  • 1. Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Spur
  • 2. Achilles Tendinopathy
  • 3. Trigger Point Therapy
  • 4. Scar Tissue Treatment
  • 5. Tennis Elbow
  • 6. Jumpers Knee
  • 7. Calcific Rotator cuff Tendinitis
  • 8. Stress Fractures
  • 9. Bursitis
  • 10. Hallux Rigidus

Radial Shockwave Therapy is an excellent alternative for people with chronic pain who have exhausted all other treatment avenues.

Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder illustrating the disap-
pearance of the calcium deposit over a 6 month period.


91% improvement for Calcific Tendinitis
- Journal of American Medical Assc. 2003

77% improvement for Tennis Elbow
- Journal of Orthopedics 2005

90% improvement for Plantar Fasciitis
- Journal of Orthopedics Research 2005


Thompson Chiropractic is pleased to offer Radial Shockwave Therapy for the treatment of various tendon problems such as shoulder, knee, hip pain, elbow and foot pain. Here's what some of our patients had to say upon completion of their Radial Shockwave treatments:

"This letter of appreciation is for what you did for my left elbow. I had weeks of nothing but pain until I finally decided to come see you. After only 4 treatments my left elbow is as good as it can be."
- Bill Patterson

"I was diagnosed with a severe case of plantar fasciitis in the fall of 2008." "I would certainly recommend shockwave therapy as a non-invasive remedy for plantar fasciitis. It is now January 2010 and I have not had a recurrence of this condition."
- Mark Martinow

"After the first treatment I noticed some improvement. After four treatments I had over Keeping Life in Motion 90% of the range of motion in my shoulder and no more pain."
- Mary Lamont

"I had severe plantar fasciitis in my right foot and could hardly walk because of the pain. I tried shockwave therapy with Dr. Thompson and within a few weeks I felt about 75% less pain and began to walk with more ease. One year later I have no pain at all."
- Dr. Margaret Santo

"After suffering with severe heel pain for one year I was treated with radial shockwave therapy and I have been pain free ever since."
- Karen Warren

"After 5 radial shockwave treatments and some exercises at home, my shoulder was free of the pain. That was over a year ago and I still have no pain. I would recommend it to anyone."
- Janet Stuart

"After being diagnosed with calcific tendonitis in my right shoulder, my family doctor suggested an appointment with Dr. Thompson." "After 3 treatments I experienced noticeable pain relief along with restful full night sleeps."
- Mary Scheers

"For 9 years I suffered from a repetitive strain injury in my right shoulder." "I noticed your Radial Shockwave Therapy advertisement and after 4 treatments last summer, I was fully freed from my shoulder pain."
- Giselle Lottridge

"I thought I was going to quit work because of plantar fasciitis & tendonitis of the Achilles tendon. After four shockwave treatments the pain was gone and no more problems. Two years later—still no recurrence."
- Barb Finch

"I lived with chronic shoulder pain for years." "After receiving radial shockwave therapy my shoulder has gotten progressively better. I am now able to complete those everyday tasks as well as exercise pain free! Thank you Dr. Thompson."
- Scott Sowden

"I had Achilles tendonitis for 4-5 years and the pain was intolerable. After six months Dr. Thompson called to see how I was doing but there hadn't been a lot of change. One day, I realized I hadn't had any pain in my Achilles in some time so I checked back to when I had Shock Wave Therapy and it had been about 15 months. I am happy to say that if my doctor was ever to recommend this kind of therapy again I wouldn't hesitate to have it."
- Kathy

"I would like to thank you for recommending Radial Shockwave Therapy for my elbow. I have recommended you to many coworkers."
- Steve

"In November 2009, I was diagnosed with tennis elbow. By January 2011 my tennis elbow had become so severe and debilitating, I could no longer perform my duties as a PSW. Surgery was booked, however the surgeon recommended one last form of treatment—Radial Shockwave Therapy. Dr. Thompson began treatment in May 2011. I AM AMAZED AT HOW WELL MY ELBOW RESPONDED TO THIS FORM OF TREATMENT. Within 3 months of beginning the treatment, my arm was near 100% and surgery cancelled. I returned to work full duties September 2011. Thank you Dr. Thompson".
- Anna Willson

"I saw Dr. Thompson in May 2011 about my sore heel because I could barely walk. After 4 weeks of treatment it started to feel better, after 6 weeks I could walk without a limp. After 6 months I got my life back. It truly works."
- Lois Awrey

"I received Radial Shockwave Therapy for a heel bone spur in October 2010. By October 2011, the spur was completely healed. Thanks Dr. Thompson.
- Jack Lyne

"For 9 years I suffered from a repetitive strain injury in my right shoulder. I noticed your Radial Shockwave Therapy advertisement and after 4 treatments last summer, I was fully freed from my shoulder pain."
- Giselle Lottridge

"Thank you for ending years of debilitating shoulder pain."
- Mo Noviks

"I walked into your clinic 3 1/2 months ago a huge skeptic but at the end of my rope with plantar fasciitis. I'm happy to say that 3 1/2 months after the shock treatment there has been 60% improvement and can work an 8 hour shift. If this is the improvement in 3 months, I can't wait to see what 6 months will be like. Take care and keeping working your magic."
- Angela Hawley

Dr. Thompson would like to thank all of his patients who took the time to show their appreciation by writing these testimonials.