Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy in Oakville

Shockwave Therapy provides our patients with non-surgical alternatives for when traditional treatments do not solve their conditions or relieve the pain. Shockwave Therapy is a new and effective tool in treating and rehabilitating chronic pain as it has been proved to provide increased benefits to our clients.

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy involves the application of frequent, short, high intense bursts of mechanical energy within the form of a shockwave, into soft-tissues that are injured, contains adhesions, scarred, painful or inflamed. This form of energy shock is not an electric shock but rather a fast-paced frequency vibration in a Radical Pressure Wave (RPW). When shockwaves are applied appropriately, it allows local blood flow to increase, breaks apart the scar tissues and adhesions, improves the patient’s healing responses, reduces muscles spasms and directly decreases pain and discomfort. We ensure that our clients are comfortable in our clinical setting and treatments are well-done, which is proved through previous positive patients’ experiences.

Advantages of Shockwave Treatment?

Shockwave treatments is a recent development in the healthcare field and is used my skilled professions who are specialized in treating musculoskeletal disorders. In comparison to other treatment methods, the advantages include but are not limited to:

  • Quick reduction in pain
  • No need for any medications
  • Able to avoid surgeries
  • No adverse side effects
  • No risk to allergies
  • Improves rapid healing
  • Effective for chronic conditions

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Shockwave therapy appointment

During your initial appointment, HealthMax professionals ensure that shockwave therapy is safe and effective for your specific problem. Our clinic uses a widely known technique to deliver optimum care. This treatment is called Radical Pressure Waves and has many benefits in helping patients recover. A large portion of our patients appreciates the rapid improvement of our treatments when combining traditional physiotherapy with shockwave treatments. For more information, please contract us and set a consultation date to see if shockwave treatments can benefit you.

How does Shockwave work?

Shockwave therapy promotes the process of healing by activating the body’s self-healing powers, typically in cases where the body is unable to do it on its own. The shockwaves treatments enhance blood circulation and stimulates metabolism, which helps the damaged tissues to regenerate and eventually heal. Our therapists here at the shockwave therapy in Oakville, apply shockwaves through a special tool that produces strong energy pulses for a short time period. These shockwave energy pulses are directly applied to the affected tissues within a controlled procedure. Thus, shockwaves have a mechanical impact on the tissues.

  • By applying pressure, the shockwave transmitting into the tissue create micro cavitation bubbles that expand and burst into a force
  • After the force, it penetrates tissues and stimulates the cells from within the body which are held responsible for the bone an connective tissues for healing
  • Evidence shows that shockwave therapy breaks down the calcium deposits

What conditions can shockwave treat?

The list here provides some examples but are not limited to:

  • Bursitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Heel pain
  • Tennis elbow or golfers elbow
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Myofacial Trigger Points in muscle

What are the success rates for Shockwave treatments?

Shockwave therapy is a commonly used rehabilitation method within physiotherapy clinics as increasing numbers of studies are added each year demonstrating the benefits of this treatment. Majority of the research studies conducted validates the effectiveness of shockwave treatments and shows positive results from treatment:

  • 90% improvement for plantar fasciitis
  • 91% improvement for calcific tendonitis
  • 77% improvement for tennis elbow

from Journal of Orthopedics 2005

Shockwave treatment lengths

Shockwave Therapy in Oakville treatments typically take about 10-15 minutes depending on the condition being treated. Generally, 3-5 sessions are necessary during weekly intervals.

Shockwave therapy cost

Shockwave therapy cost approximately $55.00 – $70.00, depending on age and conditions. Please contact us at our Shockwave Therapy clinic in Oakville for more information.

Shockwave Therapy Insurance

Registered physiotherapists are the healthcare professions at our Shockwave Therapy clinic in Oakville and perform the shockwaves therapy treatment. If you do have extended healthcare benefits that include physiotherapy, you have been eligible for portion or full coverage of the treatment. Please contact us or your insurance company for more information regarding physiotherapy and shockwave treatments.

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