Shockwave Therapy

What is shockwave therapy?

Shock wave therapy has emerged as a viable treatment option for patients with chronic tendon problems. The procedure uses either pressurized air or electromagnetic pulses to delivers shock waves to the body to help treat a variety of chronic disorders, including:

How it works?

There is both a high-energy and low-energy form of shock wave treatment. Both forms can be used in the treatment of these conditions with great success. Our experiences indicate significant success after 8 sessions. The low-energy shock waves are not painful, but a mild discomfort may be felt.

Shock wave therapy works by inducing microtrauma to the affected tissue. This microtrauma initiates a healing response by the body. The healing response causes blood vessel formation and increased delivery of nutrients to the affected area. The microtrauma stimulates a repair process and relieves the symptoms of pain. 

Pros

  • It’s not invasive!
  • A 2017 study published that shockwave therapy was more likely to provide relief from chronic plantar fasciitis.
  • Increases functional activities and allows individuals to regain a normal active life.
  • It is safe and effective.

NB: Shockwave therapy is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques such as [drum roll]… dry needling, massage and exercise prescription to optimally resolve the cause of your pain and discomfort for the long term.