You may have heard of Shockwave Therapy (SWT) as it has been around for a few years now.
It is based on a technology that was originally used to break down kidney stones. But the benefits also included bone healing, and the technology was modified and is now used for orthopedic applications.
We started using SWT at our office back in 2013 – yes… it has been seven years already!
In a nutshell, SWT is a treatment done with a little machine that sends acoustic (sound) waves into the bone or muscle that is hurting.
The purpose of SWT is to heal the injury, break down scar tissue, and increase blood circulation.
But what makes it so effective is that the penetration depth is very high.
So injuries that are chronic in nature or just don’t get better with other treatments can respond very well to SWT because it works at such a deep level.
In fact, we can confidentially say we have a 90%+ success rate with SWT treatments since we started using it.
The treatment is completely painless (contrary to what the name may imply). You hear a “tick, tick” noise when it is being administered, and each session only takes about 10 minutes.
Here are the most common conditions we treat with Shockwave Therapy:
- Plantar Fascitis
- Heel Spurs
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- Frozen Shoulder
- Knee Pain (certain types as the knee is very complex)
- Jumper’s Knee
- Shin Splints
- Hip Bursitis
For most people, 3-5 treatments is all that is needed, and the treatment is partially covered by insurance, as we can bill it under athletic therapy, physiotherapy, or chiropractic.
So if you are having trouble walking, jogging, playing sports, or doing simple household tasks etc, and can’t figure out what to do,
Consider trying something different, and try Shockwave Therapy.
When you come in and if we decide it is not the right treatment for you, we would let you know. That way you have nothing to lose.
So give us a call, or reply to this email.
Here is a short video Ashley did for us, so you can see how it works: https://youtu.be/Hn2Z6ay4BaY
And here is the link to the Shockwave Therapy page on our website:
Let us know if you have any questions.