What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy uses shockwaves to accelerate recovery of sprains, strains, injured tendons, bones, joints and soft tissue injuries.
Clinically proven to safely and effectively relieve pain and restore mobility, Shockwave Treatment is a popular method to treat acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.
The treatment delivers high-intensity shockwave pulses in the form of acoustic waves to the affected area. A hand-held transmitter is used to increase circulation and stimulate healing. The high-level energy interacts with the damaged tissues which repairs and regenerates the healthy tissue faster.
With no injections, medications or invasive procedures, Shockwave Therapy is the perfect treatment for chronic pain.
Here are some of the benefits of Shockwave Therapy:
- Reduces Pain
- Breaks Up Calcifications
- Speeds up Healing
- Reduces Scar Tissue
- No known side effects
The Number of Treatments Needed
Typically, shockwave therapy treatment involves four or five sessions. The number treatments can vary from individual to individual depending on severity of the condition.
Our clinic and its physiotherapists and chiropractors can assess your condition and provide you with an estimate of the recommended number of treatments required to effectively treat your condition and prevent it from returning in the future.
Many patients start to feel relief of their symptoms after the first treatment. After the treatment sessions are finished, the injured area continues to heal for 6 to 18 weeks, with maximal recovery occurring approximately 3 months after the treatment sessions end.
Effectiveness Of Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy is a very effective treatment and makes it a valuable addition to your physiotherapy or chiropractic session. It is also effectively used to treat chronic heel pain by using strong sound waves that are directed at the area of the pain.
Patients with heel pain are usually treated with more conservative therapies. These include oral medication, changing shoe types, and orthotics. If the pain continues after these treatments, then shockwave therapy is suggested.
There may be some mild pain or numbness and tingling after the treatment. Patients should be able to return to work or school the following day with modified or light duties.
St. Clair Physiotherapy Clinic – your best choice for Shockwave Therapy
If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic pain, visit our location on St. Clair West. Using Shockwave Therapy, our doctors can help get you treat your condition prevent it from reoccurring.
Get in touch with us today and schedule your first appointment.
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