SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

Shockwave therapy is a well-researched, effective treatment for conditions that are chronic (more than 3 months) and have been otherwise resistant to common therapies. Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own. For more information visit Shockwave Canada.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

Shockwave therapy is most effective for chronic conditions, such as:

- Plantar Fasciitis

- Frozen Shoulder

- Heel Spurs

- Tennis Elbow

- Morton’s Neuroma

- Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

- Hallux Rigidus

- Bursitis

- Achilles Tendinopathy

-Tendonitis

-Trigger Point Therapy

- Jumpers Knee

- Anterior Tibial Syndrome

- Osteoarthritis

- Patellar Chondropathy

- Trochanteric Tendonitis

- Pudendal Neuralgia 

Shockwave therapy is contra-indicated during pregnancy, in anyone with a history of inflammatory joint disease, diabetes with neuropathy or anyone with a pacemaker.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT PLAN?

Shockwave therapy requires 3-5 visits, spaced 1 week apart for the best results.

WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY?

There have been a plethora of level 1A studies showing shockwave therapy’s efficacy. To view the current research, clinical studies and medical papers of shockwave therapy and different conditions, click here