Shockwave therapy (SWT) is a therapeutic device designed to increase the growth of new blood vessels. Shockwave therapy, also referred to as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), is a promising treatment for tendon injury. It is a very safe treatment and it is a fast and gently non-surgical method of reducing heel pain.
It is derived from lithotripsy, a technique used today to disintegrate kidney stones without the use of invasive surgery. It is especially beneficial for patients that have chronic heel pain and have not had much success with traditional therapies such as medications, orthotics, injections or physiotherapy.
Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain. The extracorporeal shockwave therapy is frequently used in physiotherapy, orthopaedics and sports medicine. If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, heel spur syndrome or Achilles tendonitis, you are a candidate for this treatment.
Applications are mostly associated with treatment of chronic muscular and tendon disorders, back and cervical pain. Most common indications include: painful shoulder, epicondylitis, low back pain, Achilles tendon pain, and patellar tendonitis and trigger points.
Most patients will notice improvement after the first treatment, however, overall healing continues for 3 months after the last treatment. Success rates with this treatment are approximately 70- 80%. There are virtually no side effects with Shockwave Therapy since any medication, surgery, injections, or anesthesia is involved. Some patients may experience a short period of slight tingling, warmth or numbness immediately after their treatment.
At Active Physio Centre, we provide Shockwave therapy for MVA patients and individual patient. Active Physio Centre offers a variety of services you help look good on the outside and feel good on the inside. We offer various types of modalities for your internal and external health. Our pain clinic uses specialized computerized chiropractic and spinal decompression to treat varying severities of pain issues.