Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (or ESWT), is a technology using shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Also used by olympians and elite athletes in premier league football clubs, it is a highly effective treatment for pain relief and healing.

Shockwaves accelerates the healing process by activating the body’s self-healing powers. EWST treats the musculoskeletal pathology instead of just offering symptomatic relief.

ESWT is effective treatment for:

  • Pain in the neck, shoulder, back, hip, thigh and ankle.
  • Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow,
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Achilles tendon pain

swiss_duoclast_highresThe benefits of EMS, the leading provider and only FDA approved medical device Radial ESWT since 2008 and now providing Focused ESWT .

A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound.  The word “Extra-corporeal” means “outside the body” and refers to the fact that the shockwaves are generated outside the body.

The Swiss Dolorclast® Method:

  • The use of single acoustic pressure waves to treat muscloskeletal and dermatological pathologies.
  • A non-invasive alternative to surgery, steroidal injections and oral medication.
  • A combination of unique technologies, clinically proven protocols and top-notch education.

Say goodbye to pain and get started on your road to recovery with Shockwave Therapy just like the elite athletes at top football clubs. Book your appointment or call us now!


I have had a chronic back pain that shoots down to the knee and affects my hip while I walk, and happened after lifting something heavy. I had been to many practitioners that could not solve this issue and finally Dr Neil put it all together and got me back to life again. It took a few months of treating the disc, damaged nerves and muscles - as he explained after, almost a year of compensating needed to be treated and he combined the DTS traction with exercise, gentle manipluation to align the spine, and relieve the nerve pressure. He also used Swiss DolorClast to break down adhesions and the trigger points on the muscles of my hip and used that kinesiotape that all the sportsmen use. I feel years younger now that my treatment plan is complete, and I keep up the exercises that I was prescribed to strengthen my back. Dr Stakes explained that although I only need to return for treatment when I can tell the early stages are coming back, doing periodic adjustment is beneficial for my spine. I am so grateful to be back to my normal life again, and dropping by every 4 to 6 weeks seems like a small commitment to maintaining this level of function. I have friends that had surgery and still had the pain after, and I would like to recommend a visit to Dr Neil if you need help with your problems.
I seriously injured my foot in July 2010 and began a nightmare journey through “traditional” medicine in the search for somebody who could prevent every step feeling like walking bare-foot on glass, and understand how living with constant pain was totally physically and mentally debilitating. Four separate specialists – cortisone injection, anti-inflammatory drugs, x-rays and MRIs – only offered surgery to cut the nerve or permanent pain block through an epidural in my spine! Finally, after more than a year of suffering, I visited Back to Life and Dr Neil Stakes. Instant diagnosis – four 'dislocated' metatarsals (mid-foot sprain and subluxation actually) – and immediately successful bone realignment, which relieved the pain immediately. Dr Stakes then set about undoing the damage done through lapsed time and erroneous “diagnoses”. He (then used Swiss DolorClast shockwave therapy machine that) broke down the scar tissue formed around the damage in my foot. He worked to realign my leg muscles, all of which had been put out trying to compensate for the injury to my foot, then realigned my hip and finally my spine – all damaged by my body’s attempts to help itself recover (using chiropractic techniques and kinesiotaping), but all disregarded by entirely erroneous medical focus on a damaged nerve After three months of intensive (and deeply painful) treatment, I am walking almost pain free and am eternally grateful to Dr Neil for his perception and effective holistic care.
I needed to work with my arms overhead for many years as a piano tuner, as well as a private teacher, which resulted in a repetitive strain injury similar to a sports injury. I would have had to stop working due to this troublesome injury that never fully recovered, despite resting and taking medication. I was sent for an MRI and surgery was suggested for my condition. I am grateful to Dr Neil for his explanation of why the condition was not improving (tendons have poor blood supply) and for the solutions he offered. I chose Swiss DolorClast as it was most convenient and suited to my lifestyle, as being able to come in for treatment on a weekly basis suited me perfectly. True to his explanation, I felt sustained relief after the third session, and after completing all five sessions, my problems had mostly resolved. Due to the advanced nature of my condition, I needed to complete the maximum of eight treatments and I am now able to work pain free. I have sent a few friends to Dr Neil and he has been able to help them as well.

Video clips that show spontaneous formation of bubbles – thought to be the primary mechanism by which Shock Waves act on the body. Radial Shock Wave has highest intensity on the skin and moves in to a depth of 4 to 5 cm – it is great for superficial indications, where the source of pain is close to the skin. Whereas focused Shock Wave has the highest intensity at varying depths to target deep structures – it is great for deep indications, where there is no sensation on the skin and the source of pain is on the hip and shoulder.