Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary technique used in orthopaedics physiotherapy and sports medicine. Its main goals are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. As a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers, Shockwave Therapy is an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
How does it work: Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. Shockwaves are characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity. The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue causing effect of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration.
Treatment Sessions & Intervals: There are mainly two types of shockwave machines, and they include; high and low energy machines. The low-energy treatments do not require anesthesia or injections. During this approach, the technician applies a probe on the area of greatest tenderness, and the shockwaves are delivered for 20 minutes. Five (5) treatment sessions a week are recommended during this Shockwave Therapy in Toronto. Besides, a one-week interval should be expected, and during treatment, patients can perform their daily activities.
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Insertion Tendonopathy
- Patellar tendinitis (jumper’s knee)
- Epicondylopathy radialis / Ulnaris
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Myofascial Pain Syndromes
- Thumb basal joint Arthritis
- Impingement Syndrome
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Chronic Inflammation
- Tendon calcifications
- Patellofemoral Syndrome / Achillodynia
- Shin splints
- Tibialis anterior Syndrome
- Morton’ s Neuroma
- Stress Fractures
- And more recently it has been found to have excellent results for common forms of Erectile Dysfunction
In case looking for specialists of Shockwave Therapy in Toronto, we at Physiomount offer high-quality care and shockwave therapy for acute and chronic conditions. Our registered physiotherapists are readily available throughout the therapeutic program.