What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a treatment developed in 1997, and endorsed by the National Institute of Health.
It uses energy waves to reduce inflammation from various causes such as arthritis, back pain, knee and joint stiffness, joint injuries, plantar fasciitis and chronic musculoskeletal disorders.
Shockwave therapy works by using painless bursts of energy vibrations to stimulate the body’s natural repair system.
These waves are produced from a device that presses against the skin, much like ultrasound technology.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy
- Increase blood flow
- Decrease pain
- Break down scar tissue
- Range of motion increased
- Muscle tone normalized
- Cellular repair and tissue healing
- Stimulates natural healing response
- Excellent cost / effectiveness ratio
- Non-invasive procedure
Shockwave Therapy Treatment
The shockwaves stimulate healing tissue on the cellular level and can be an effective means to relieve pain and chronic pain quickly. Effects are usually fast acting and patients report immediate relief shortly following treatment sessions.
Unlike many treatments for degenerative joint disease, shockwave therapy does not require invasive surgery and rehabilitation periods can be minimized. The patient experiences minimal discomfort at the time of treatment and no side effects during or after normal activity
Numerous health groups have endorsed this technology – including American Medical Association (AMA) and Royal College of Physicians which reports that more than 120 clinical studies observed its success treating sinusitis, reducing back pain as well as fractured bones.
Over 82% of patients report less or no more pain after Shockwave treatment. It has been approved for use by the FDA and found that people mostly recover sooner with fewer side effects.
After treatment, you may experience temporary soreness or tenderness for a few days following the procedure as the shockwaves stimulate an inflammatory response.
This is the body healing itself naturally.
Shockwave Therapy responds well to the following health conditions
Basal Joint Arthritis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Calves and Hamstring Tightness
Partial Meniscus Tears
Muscular Back Pain
Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder
Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis and other Tendon Strains
At Core Wellness Centre in Toronto, shockwave therapy is used to perform treatments on a range of health conditions, including the back, feet, tendons, joints and areas of chronic pain and tightness.
If the plantar fascia tissue at the bottom of the foot is cut or damaged, a sharp pain results. Shockwave therapy is proven effective in treating this chronic tendonitis condition, delivering fast results to return to work or run again.
Other affected areas of achilles tendonosis, heel spurs, neuromas, heel bone cysts and calcaneal osteoarthritis are treated with the tiny high-energy sound waves of this therapy to breaks up scar tissue allowing for ease of pain and increased blood flow.
Core Wellness Centre for Shockwave Therapy?
We maintain a position at the forefront of advances in care to help our patients obtain full health and function. You will be assessed at your first visit to confirm that you are an appropriate candidate for shockwave therapy.
We will ensure you are educated about your condition and what you can do in conjunction with treatment such as activity modification, specific exercises with training, and other assessment of other contributing issues such as posture or tightness/weakness of other muscle groups.
If you have extended health benefits that include physiotherapy you may have a portion (or all) of your treatment covered. Please contact us for further details.