FAQ Questions worth asking © United Physiotherapy Clinic 2011 / disclaimer When should shockwave therapy not be used or used with caution? SWT should not be used (or used with noted caution) in certain circumstances: 1. Vascular / circulation disorder 2. Nerve disorder 3. Infection 4. Bone tumor 5. Metabolic bone condition 6. Open Wounds 7. Pregnancy 8. Over growth plates in younger persons 9. In the vicinity of metal implants or inserted electrical devices 10. Caution needs to be taken with patients who are on blood-thinning medications 11. Any other reason Frequently Asked Questions 4: