Shockwave Therapy Service

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy uses radial pressure waves, initially developed 20 years ago to eliminate kidney stones. However, it was discovered that a side effect of the treatment was the accelerated healing of tissues in the treated area. 

Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive method that uses acoustic energy to heal long-term tendon injuries and has few side effects.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

Research shows that shockwaves can deliver a mechanical force to body tissues, promoting healing by stimulating blood flow and metabolism. Increased blood flow can be especially beneficial in tendons, which do not get much blood supply and heal slowly. Shockwaves can mimic the forces experienced during trauma and promote regrowth and healing of tissue and bone.

Which Conditions Are Eligible For Treatment?

Shockwave therapy treats tendons ( the soft tissue that connects to the bone), trigger points, and muscle tension.
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Common Conditions That Is Best For Shockwave Therapy Treatments:

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Shockwave therapy is an additional option for our physiotherapists to treat chronic tendinopathy cases that are difficult to cure using standard treatments. It provides another tool for our physiotherapists to add to their therapeutic options when other treatments are ineffective. Shockwave therapy is particularly beneficial for individuals with chronic tendinopathies such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis, rotator cuff tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, jumper’s knee, and calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. These conditions often arise from sports activities, overuse, or repetitive strain. Our physiotherapists at The Compassion Centre will evaluate your suitability for shockwave therapy during your initial visit. They will also provide education regarding your condition and offer guidance on complementary measures like activity adjustments and targeted exercises. Additionally, they will assess any contributing factors, such as posture and muscle tightness/weakness in other areas. Shockwave therapy sessions are typically scheduled biweekly or weekly for 3-6 weeks based on individual progress. While the treatment may cause mild discomfort, each session lasts only 4-5 minutes, and the intensity can be adjusted to ensure comfort.

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Low-energy Shock Wave Therapy, introduced in Canada in the mid-1990s and recently gaining popularity, leverages the body’s natural healing mechanisms and targets nerve terminals to alleviate pain. Understanding the contrast between low-energy and high-energy Shock Wave Therapy is crucial in determining the best approach for your condition.

High-intensity, short-duration, high-energy pulses (5-100MPa) generate “real” shockwaves that directly impact the affected tissue, fostering benefits like enhanced circulation, metabolic activity, and potential dissolution of calcific deposits. These shockwaves create cavitation bubbles and stimulate osteoblasts and fibroblasts, promoting bone repair, new bone formation, and connective tissue healing.

Moreover, Shock Wave Therapy reduces pain by temporarily numbing nerve endings and modifying nerve responses to pain, providing immediate relief and sustained patient comfort.

Benefits Of Our Shockwave Therapy Surrey

Benefits Of Our Shockwave Therapy

What Is The Success Rate Of Shockwave Therapy?

FAQs For Shockwave Therapy

Each follow-up visit is recommended to be 15 minutes long. Three to five treatments are suggested, separated by 3 to 7 days.
Applying direct pressure to the injured area can sometimes be uncomfortable. However, it is generally well tolerated by most people. After treatment, the wounded area usually feels better, but it may become sore 24-48 hours post-treatment. The soreness should go away naturally within 24-48 hours before your subsequent treatment.

Shockwave therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for a range of musculoskeletal conditions, including tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and some chronic pain conditions. Extensive research and clinical studies demonstrate its ability to relieve pain and promote tissue healing by enhancing blood flow and cell regeneration. However, the effectiveness of shockwave therapy may vary depending on the specific condition being treated, individual response, and proper treatment application by registered professionals at The Compassion Centre.

Shockwave therapy can be an effective treatment for certain conditions as long as it is appropriate and suitable to determine if shockwave therapy is ideal for your condition; it’s essential to have a thorough evaluation by a qualified healthcare provider. While some individuals may not experience significant benefits from shockwave therapy, many patients have found relief and improvement in their symptoms with the help of skilled professionals. Discussing the potential benefits and risks with your healthcare provider before undergoing shockwave therapy is crucial for any medical treatment.

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