Shockwave therapy in Oakville
What is shockwave therapy?
In Shockwave therapy an applicator that resembles a wand contains a pellet that is fired back and forth using compressed air. This process creates energy that is distributed through the applicator to promote tissue repair in patients. Bones, muscles and tendons can all be effectively treated using Shockwave therapy. Most commonly, it is applied for pain reduction and improved mobility.
How does physiotherapy shockwave treatment help?
Physiotherapy shockwave treatment assists in the stimulation of new blood vessels, reverses chronic inflammation, stimulates the production of collagen, helps combust calcified tissue (such as calcific tendonitis), disperses chemicals that surround an injury causing pain, and offers effective relief for tight muscles.
In many cases, physiotherapy shockwave treatment expedites the healing process by increasing blood flow to the affected area, and increasing metabolism, which helps to repair tissue! It is an especially good treatment when it comes to chronic issues (those lingering for a period of longer than 3 months).
Painful disorders that shockwave physiotherapy can treat
Shockwave Physiotherapy treats many painful conditions. At Glen Abbey Physiotherapy we have seen the greatest results with shockwave physiotherapy when combining Muscle Release Therapy and IFC (Interferential Current Therapy). The following are disorders that can be treated by shockwave physiotherapy:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Calcific Tendonitis
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
For effective pain alleviation, increase of blood flow, scar tissue breakup and muscle relaxation extracorporeal shockwave physiotherapy is the answer.
Does shockwave therapy hurt?
An aggressive treatment, shockwave therapy can indeed cause slight discomfort. Having said this, when our patients see the undeniable results, they feel the pain is worth the gain. Shockwave application can be used between 1 psi and 4 psi so the intensity of the treatment can be tailored to each patients’ needs.
Are there any side effects of physiotherapy shockwave treatment?
Physiotherapy shockwave treatment carries no serious side effects. In rare cases, patients may experience temporary skin reddening or discomfort for 1-2 days after treatment.
How much does shockwave physiotherapy cost?
Shockwave physiotherapy is included in the regular costs of your chiropractic or physiotherapy visit.
If you would like to seek professional help or see if Shockwave Therapy in Oakville will work for you, please contact our chiropractic clinic in Oakville directly at 905-827-3593.