Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

 

Our clinic specializes in comprehensive pain management. We use shockwave therapy as a modality to assist with healing. We employ a multidisciplinary approach that combines cutting-edge medical interventions, personalized rehabilitation programs, and focused care. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals collaborates to diagnose the root cause of your pain.

We prioritize patient education, empowering you with the knowledge and tools to prevent future issues. With a state-of-the-art facility and a commitment to compassionate care, our clinic dedicates to restoring your well-being and providing lasting relief from pain. Trust us to guide you towards a pain-free, healthier life.  Book online or call us today and we will assist with booking you a session with one of our providers in a timely manner.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non invasive treatment method with very few negative side effects, for indications that may be otherwise difficult to treat. Moreover, Shockwave therapy can assist to reduce pain and improve function. It is effective for the treatment of the following conditions:

Plantar Fasciitis
Heel Spurs
Patellar tendonosis (Jumper’s knee)
Achilles tendonosis
Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
IT Band Syndrome
Rotator cuff tendonitis including calcifying tendonitis of the shoulder
Chronic muscular trigger points

How does Shockwave Therapy work?

Shockwave Therapy works by producing an acute inflammatory response at site of chronic injury. Furthermore, the body responds by increasing metabolic activity around the site of pain, therefore stimulating a healing process. Shockwave therapy also helps break down scar tissue and calcification.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically, we recommend 3 to 6 treatments sessions.  We book treatments every other day for 2 to 3 weeks. Occasionally, an additional 3 treatments may be necessary if your condition is in a chronic phase.

What can I expect from a Shockwave Therapy treatment session?

An initial assessment must be conducted to determine if Shockwave Therapy is an appropriate treatment option for your condition. The treatment sessions are usually booked as 3 – 6 treatments, 1 time per week for 3 – 6 weeks. Afterwards, we wait an additional 3 weeks without treatment to allow for healing to take place.  A follow up visit is done after this period to ensure the pain is gone and the healing has taken place.

Interesting Information: 

Radial Pressure Waves Therapeutic shockwaves were introduced as a medical treatment for eliminating kidney stones without causing skin injury, over 20 years ago. Some of the side effects discovered while using this treatment, were the bone healing and accelerated tissue healing results on the areas submitted to shockwave treatment. Today the use of radial shockwaves or Radial Pressures Waves (RPW) has been successfully extended to other therapeutic and wellness applications such as:

Shoulder calcifications

Insertional tendonitis

Myofascial trigger points

Muscle and connective tissue activation

Radial Pressure Waves is an excellent non invasive treatment method with very few negative side effects, for indications that are normally very difficult to treat. For these indications we now know that shockwave therapy is a treatment method that reduces pain as well as improves function and quality of life.

Our Chiropractors or Physiotherapists can assist you with treatment with Shockwave therapy.  Please book online or give our clinic a call to book your session.  Stay Fit for Life!