Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Our Chiropractic and Physiotherapy practitioners are accepting Shockwave patients.

Shockwave Therapy is a conservative treatment for more chronic injuries and pain. It is a form of pulse-therapy applied to a specific part of the body to accelerate the healing process by causing tissue regeneration.

It is an intense but very short, with energy waves traveling faster than the speed of sound.


What is Shockwave Therapy used to treat?

Shockwave Therapy can help with a plethora of injuries, including the following:

  • Tendonitis/tendinosis/tendinopathy
    • Achilles Tendinopathy
    • Hamstring tendinopathy
    • Golfer’s Elbow
    • Tennis Elbow
    • Rotator Cuff tendinopathy
    • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Trigger point relief
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • And much more!
Kinesiology Restore Rehab Shockwave Therapy

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

Shockwave therapy provides a high success rate on average 3 to 5 visits, along with a proper rehab plan from your practitioner. This number may increase depending on the duration and nature of injury. The body continues to heal and change from shockwave for up to 12 weeks post-treatment.

Research proves ESWT is extremely effective for most near to bone tendonitis and more so than most of the alternatives.

I.e. Plantar facitis (90% Improvement), Tennis Elbow (77% Improvement), Calcific Tendonitis of the shoulder (91% Improvement).

For more scientific evidence visit Shockwave Canada.

Mechanism of Action for Shockwave Therapy

What does shockwave therapy do

What does Shockwave Therapy Do?

Shockwave therapy is the emission of acoustic waves (aka shockwaves) carrying energy into tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc.). This initiates a cellular response that creates beneficial changes.

  • Pain relief
  • Vascularization (formation of new blood supply)
  • Protein Synthesis
  • Cell proliferation
  • Break down of calcifications

All these factors combined result in tissue regeneration, improved function (of that tissue), and reduction in pain.

Providing healthcare that is unique to each individual and their goals.