FAQ Questions worth asking © United Physiotherapy Clinic 2011 / disclaimer Is shockwave therapy effective? Clinical research studies suggest there is approximately a 70-85% succes rate for levels of improvement in certain conditions. Many clinical trials have been published – please see research resources pages. Is there anything that predicts a poorer outcome? SWT research, looking at plantar fasciitis of the foot, has suggested that increasing age and the presence of diabetes led to a poorer outcome. Frequently Asked Questions 6: