Shockwave therapy in Oakville is a technique that uses acoustic waves to deliver high energy to tissues of the body. Shockwave can be applied to muscles, tendons
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
The Effects of Shockwave
Shockwave impacts the healing process in a number of ways. Shockwave can help stimulate the formation of new blood vessels. This is beneficial to the reparative process, as increasing blood flow to injured areas delivers the oxygen required for the tissues to heal. Shockwave can break up calcified tissues that are present in calcifiic tendonitis and allow the muscle to function the way it was designed to. Chronic inflammation and pain generating substances can be dispersed using shockwave. This results in less discomfort and less pain. Tight musculature and trigger points can also be alleviated by using shockwave technology.
Conditions Successfully Treated With Shockwave
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis and Calcific Tendonosis
Muscular Trigger Points
What To Expect With Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy can be uncomfortable at the time of application. Intensity of the treatment can be modified to keep the discomfort within patient tolerance. The good news is that the treatment itself lasts under 2 minutes. The results make up for the painful application!
After treatment, some patients may experience some redness or bruising at the treatment site. Discomfort may persist for a few hours after treatment, but many patients do not experience any adverse effects post-treatment at all.
What Does Shockwave Look Like?
Is Shockwave Covered By Insurance?
Yes! We don’t believe in charging extra fees for shockwave therapy, so treatment is covered under your physiotherapy and/or chiropractic coverage. Some clinics can charge as much as $120.00 per shockwave visit. At Glen Abbey Physiotherapy Shockwave is included in the $65 treatment, no upcharge, ever ! It’s just one treatment modality that our therapists can use to treat a variety of conditions and pains.