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Shockwave Therapy (SWT)

What is Shock Wave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a therapeutic modality used to treat various chronic musculoskeletal conditions. It involves high-pressure sound waves penetrating into the injured tissues causing growth of new blood vessels which promotes healing and reduces pain.

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Conditions treated by SWT

  • Plantar fasciitis with or without heels spurs
  • Shoulder pain
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Calcific tendinitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
  • Patellar tendinitis and knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • TMJ/Jaw pain
  • Stress fractures
  • Trigger points
  • Hip bursitis
  • Non healing ulcers

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

  • Promotes healing
  • Non-surgical treatment to chronic conditions
  • Covered through most insurance companies under physiotherapy

Shockwave treatments

  • Treatment sessions are 10-30 minutes depending on the condition being treated
  • Sensation of light pain or numbness is usually reported over the area that is being treated
  • 3 to 5 treatments are generally necessary for most conditions with 3 to 5 days between each treatment
  • Healing continues to occur for up to 12 weeks after the initial treatments are completed
  • Light activities are recommended after each treatment

Success Rate of Shockwave Therapy

Results vary among individuals but the evidence states:

  • 90% improvement in plantar fasciitis pain (Journal of Orthopedic Research, 2005)
  • 91% improvement in calcific tendonitis (Journal of American Medical Association, 2003)
  • 77% improvement in tennis elbow pain (Journal of Orthopedics, 2005)

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