Shockwave therapy is a relatively unknown treatment option in the public eye but is one that works especially well for nagging injuries, athletes, as well as those with chronic pain. Whether you’re experiencing soft tissue discomfort or have a medical condition such as tendinitis; shockwave therapy can offer you quick, effective relief!
How it Works
Shockwave therapy involves a short series of high-energy pressure waves that are directed at the injured tissue. The treatment produces an inflammatory response in the body. While this sounds counterintuitive, these waves actually trick your body into thinking damage is being done. This produces a bodily reaction in the form of blood rushing to the affected area and helps to fight off what it believes is a threat. Shockwave accelerates the healing process by allowing your body to solve the problem naturally.
What are the Benefits?
This quick, non-invasive treatment uses no medicine. It also has very little risk or side effects for the patient. Each session takes a maximum of 15 minutes with significant improvements seen in three to five sessions. As a result, this means you can quickly return to your normal activities in just a few short weeks!
Will it Hurt?
Typically, there will be some discomfort during the treatment. However, because the sessions are short, most patients are able to tolerate the treatment without any problem. Also, the intensity can be adjusted throughout the session by the physiotherapist.
How Do I Go About Getting Shockwave Therapy?
The easiest way is to call or email our clinic to book an assessment! You’ll meet with a physiotherapist who will be able to determine whether or not shockwave therapy is the best treatment method for you. Often times, your physiotherapist can also include the first treatment in during your assessment!
The Right Move has invested in the latest medical technology and current evidence-informed treatment techniques in an effort to bring the best clinical results to patients. We use the MP100 from Storz Canada, which is the leading company providing medical equipment to health care professionals. We are the only physiotherapy clinic in Eastern Ontario with this device and feel grateful we are able to provide our patients with this treatment!
The following conditions are easily treated with shockwave therapy:
- plantar fasciitis
- achilles tendonosis
- patellar tendinopathies
- tennis elbow
- rotator cuff tendinopathies