Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a treatment method by which high-energy sound waves accelerate the healing process of the body by stimulating metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate tissue in the damaged area. These high energy are applied to the damaged area for a short period of time, creating micro-cavitations bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.

Conditions That Benefit from Shockwave Therapy

CALCIFIC TENDINITIS
PLANTAR TENDINITIS
TRIGGER POINTS: CALF MUSCLE SHORTENING
TIBIAL STRESS SYNDROME
ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY
PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Other Common Conditions Treated by Shockwave Therapy

  • Treatment of Tendinopathies
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Scar Tissue
  • Jumpers Knee
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Shoulder Pains
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Hamstring pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Non-healing Ulcers
  • Bursitis
  • Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spur

Effectiveness/Success Rates:
X-ray Results: Pre and Post-Calcific Tendonitis Treatment:

  • 91% improvements for calcific tendonitis – Journal of American Medical Association, 2013
  • 83% improvement for calcific tendonitis in the shoulders
  • 77% improvements for Tennis Elbow – The Journal of Orthopaedics, 2015
  • 76% improvement for Achilles tendinopathy – The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2007
  • 90% improvement for plantar fasciitis – Foot & Ankle International, 2012­
  • 80% improvement for radial and ulcer humeral epicondylitis
  • 88% improvement for patellar tendinitis/achillodynia
  • 80% improvement for myofasicial trigger points
  • 90% improvement for acupuncture shockwave therapy
  • 8 times more effective for Hamstring Tendinopathy than regular physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment – The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2007

World Class Institutions using Shockwave Therapy

  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University
  • Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • Queen’s University
  • John Hopkins University

  • Duke University
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Montreal General Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Hospital