What is Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive procedure that creates a series of pressurized air wave pulsations applied to the skin where the injury is located. Shockwave technology accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue.

What Conditions Does Shock Therapy Treat?

Administered by one of our registered physical therapists, shockwave therapy is a non-surgical option that can provide results often in as little as 3-5 sessions. Conditions that respond well to Shockwave
Therapy includes:

  • Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spur
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Elbow Tendinopathy (tennis and golfer’s elbow)
  • Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Calcific Tendinopathy
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Adductor Strain
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Stress Fractures

Your Physiotherapist will assess your condition and determine if Shockwave Therapy is ideal for you. Shockwave Therapy is not appropriate for the following health conditions: open wounds, cancer, pregnancy, infection, circulatory disorder, nerve disorder, and individuals taking blood-thinning medications.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

  • Non-invasive, Non-surgical
  • Limited/mild side effects
  • Effective modality for chronic conditions that don’t seem to respond well to other therapies
  • Relieves pain
  • Accelerated Healing
  • Increase function and mobility
  • Affordable
  • Covered by some Insurance Companies

How many treatments are generally needed?

The number of sessions needed depends on the condition that is being treated. Each treatment session takes between 10-15 minutes and can vary depending on the condition that is being treated.

How is the treatment performed?

Shockwave treatment is non-invasive. Gel is applied to the treatment area; shockwaves are then released through the applicator as it is moved over the treatment area.

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