About Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective, non-invasive treatment used to resolve pain and discomfort. Energy waves are directed at injured soft tissues, reducing pain, and accelerating the body's natural healing ability. Shockwave therapy has been used to treat both chronic and acute pain caused by many musculoskeletal conditions since its approval by the FDA in 2000.
Radial shockwave therapy is a popular option in physiotherapy and sports medicine when patients have failed to receive relief from other, more conventional forms of treatment. It's also a great alternative to try before seeking out more invasive interventions such as surgery.
The use of shockwave therapy has a 90% satisfaction rate overall. Patients receiving radial shockwave therapy at our clinic in Barrie have reported a decrease in pain in as few as 1-2 sessions, and most experience a significant reduction in pain after 2-8 sessions.
At ProMotion Healthcare in Barrie we offer shockwave therapy treatments as a stand-alone service, or in collaboration with our chiropractic, acupuncture, physiotherapy, naturopathic, or massage therapy services. There is no additional charge for shockwave therapy when it is used in combination with other therapies, and no referral is needed!
About Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy is becoming more common in physiotherapy and sports medicine as another tool to treat stubborn, chronic pain. It's primarily used in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions involving connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments.
Radial shockwave therapy has been described as massage therapy from the inside out because the vibrational soundwaves penetrate deep into tissues that can't be reached with manual therapies. These shockwaves accelerate the healing process in the body by stimulating metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate new, healthy tissue.
Receiving shockwave therapy at our health clinic in Barrie not only provides fast, non-invasive pain relief, and healing it also restores mobility and enhances your overall quality of life!
Shockwave therapy has been proven to be effective in treating chronic and acute pain from many musculoskeletal conditions.
Some of them include:
- Cervical Spine Pain (neck)
- Lumbar Pain (lower back)
- Shoulder Tendonitis
- Patellar Tendonitis (knee)
- Bursitis (hip)
- Shin Splints
- Heel Spurs
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
- Chronic Inflammation
- And More!
Benefits Of Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy has proven to be an effective method of treatment for pain that has not responded well to other therapies. This non-invasive treatment is becoming increasingly popular among physiotherapists and sports therapists, among other disciplines, as an add-on service to their treatment plans.
Benefits of shockwave treatment in Barrie include:
Relief From Pain and Inflammation: Shockwave therapy stimulates the body's natural healing process by increasing blood flow to affected areas, which accelerates healing and often results in faster pain relief. Shockwave therapy is also used for healing chronic inflammation caused by arthritis and other conditions.
Bone Regeneration and Tissue Healing: Osteoblasts, responsible for bone growth, are stimulated during shockwave treatments, which contribute to bone healing. Tissue healing and improved circulation occur due to the accelerated destruction of damaged tissues. This promotes healing of tendons, ligaments, and even nerves. Shockwave treatments also stimulate collagen, which supports tissues and breaks up calcium deposits.
Non-Invasive: This treatment option is an excellent alternative to surgery. Since it's non-invasive, there is no risk of infection, and no downtime is required after the treatment.
Fast Results: Many patients at our health clinic in Barrie experience relief in as little as 1 or 2 sessions. This non-surgical therapy also helps restore mobility, quickly improving the quality of life for our patients.
Affordable: Shockwave therapy is covered by insurance and is offered as a separate service, or as a complementary treatment to physiotherapy, naturopathy, and other modalities offered at our clinic in Barrie.
During your appointment, you will be assessed to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for shockwave therapy based on your condition and medical history. If you are found to be a candidate for shockwave therapy, you may be asked to lie down as the clinician uses an ultrasound scan to locate the damaged area where treatment will take place.
During treatment at our clinic in Barrie, you will hear repetitive clicking sounds as you are being treated. Treatment is only a few minutes long, and many patients find the discomfort tolerable, however if you are experiencing any discomfort let us know. Your comfort is a top priority, so we will make the necessary adjustments in the intensity of the laser if needed.
After treatment, you may experience a bit of tenderness or swelling, as the shock waves are meant to stimulate an inflammatory response and accelerate healing. This will subside after a few days as the body heals itself. There is no downtime, so you are free to return to your regular activities almost immediately after treatment.
Don't let chronic pain control your life. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Frequently Asked Questions
The Acupuncturist, Chiropractor, Naturopath, Physiotherapist, and Massage Therapist have all been trained, and are experienced in administering radial shockwave therapy treatments at our clinic in Barrie.
Shockwave therapy, frequently used in physiotherapy and sports medicine, has been proven to be 90% effective as a treatment option chronic and acute pain caused by plantar fasciitis, arthritis, tendonitis, and various other connective tissue conditions.
There may be slight discomfort to the area being treated depending on the current level of pain you are currently experiencing. Treatment only lasts a few minutes, and the majority of patients are able to tolerate the discomfort.
Shockwave therapy forces your body to create new, healthy tissue in the damaged area. This process can take days, weeks, or months. Healing time varies from person to person, based on the severity of the condition treated. Your clinician will be able to give you more information on recovery during your appointment.
If you have experienced pain for more than 6 months or have tried several conservative therapies with no results, consider giving radial shockwave therapy a try. Don't procrastinate. Leaving conditions untreated for an extended period of time will only create new problems or worsen existing ones.
Unlike other treatments such as pain medications and cortisone injections for inflamed tissues, shockwave therapy stimulates metabolism, and enhances blood circulation in order to regenerate new, healthy tissue. Patients at our Barrie health clinic typically receive 2-8 treatments before experiencing significant results.