What is it?
Shockwave therapy is a highly effective treatment method: high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body. It is one of the most advanced and highly effective noninvasive treatment methods cleared by the health FDA and Canada. The treatment works by helping to improve the regenerative potential, enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue.
Beneficial effects are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments and there is no downtime. The non-surgical therapy for pain eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus quickly improving patients’ quality of life.
Learn more about how Shockwave Therapy can address your pain, accelerate your healing and optimize your health.
Conditions That Can Be Treated By Shockwave Therapy
Calcifying tendinopathy of the shoulder
Lateral epicondylopathy of the elbow (tennis elbow)
Greater trochanter pain syndrome
Plantar fasciitis, with or without heel spur
Rotator cuff tendinopathy without calcification
Medial epicondylopathy of the elbow
Adductor tendinopathy syndrome
Pes-Anserinus tendinopathy syndrome
Foot and ankle tendinopathies
Osgood Schlatter disease
Tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)
Muscle sprain without discontinuity
De Quervain disease
Frequently Asked Questions
Why consider getting Shockwave Treatment?
Shockwave has a proven success rate that can be as effective or more effective than other methods such as surgery or pharmaceuticals without the with the risks, complications or long recovery times. Shockwave treatments are non-invasive and promote accelerated recovery.
Performed in a physician’s office/clinic
Does not require anesthesia
No side effects
Effective and Affordable
What are the possible side effects?
Treatment with Shockwave technology has virtually no side effects. In some cases, patients may experience minor discomfort for a few days. There are no restrictions after the treatment session- you may continue with your normal activities. You may use simple painkillers if still in pain. Do not use anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen/Voltarol or use ICE on the treated area as both will affect the body’s inflammatory and healing process stimulated by the shockwave treatment.
What type of results are expected?
Beneficial effects are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments. Many patients report immediate pain relief after treatment. The technology has a 91% success rate as per clinical studies, patients treated report being pain free and /or have a significant reduction in pain. This non-surgical therapy eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus improving patient’s quality of life.
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 noninvasive. Gel is applied to the treatment area; shockwaves are then released through the applicator as it is moved over the treatment area.
Are there any contraindications to getting Shockwave therapy?
Shockwave is unsuitable in the following circumstances:
If you are pregnant
If you have a blood clotting disorder (including thrombosis)
If you are taking oral anti-coagulants
If you have received a Steroid injection within 3 months
If you have a Pacemaker fitted
If tumours are present at the treatment site
If you have an infection or skin abrasion at the treatment site
If you are Under 18 (except in the treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease)
Malignant tumor in the treatment area