Shockwave Therapy Barrie

Shockwave Therapy Barrie

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy delivers strong energy pulses to injured tissues, which stimulates faster healing, reduced pain, restoration of function, and recovery from an injury. This treatment can be effective for months to years after receiving treatment. 

How does Shockwave work?

Shockwave sends a mechanical impulse to stimulate healing cells to go to the affected area, promoting proliferation and healing to occur. Healing can be delayed if taking anti-inflammatories (aspirin, Ibuprofen) or using ice. 

What Conditions Can Benefit From Shockwave?

  • Radial and ulnar epicondylitis (tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow)
  • Muscular injuries 
  • Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder/shoulder problems
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, Rotator Cuff tears
  • Chronic patellar tendonitis – Jumper’s knee 
  • Achilles pain, Achilles Tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Heel spurs 
  • Myofascial (muscle) trigger points (neck, back, muscular back pain)
  • Bursitis (Shoulder Bursitis, Hip Bursitis, Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Shin splints (Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis)

Who Shouldn’t Get Shockwave?

  • If you’re pregnant 
  • If you have a skin infection or skin abrasions in treatment area
  • If you’re under the age of 18 
  • If blood clotting disorder is present 
  • If taking oral anti- coagulants (blood thinners)
  • If you have received a steroid injection with in 6 weeks in the area
  • If you have a pacemaker 
  • If tremors are present at site of treatment area 

How many Shockwave sessions do I need?

Improvement is usually seen within 1-4 Shockwave Therapy sessions, if the injury has been present for a longer time (at least 6 weeks) 3-5 treatment sessions are recommended to see long term results, it is also recommended to have one Shockwave Therapy session done every 5-10 days, even if you have stopped experiencing pain in the treated area. 

What should I do after treatment?

  • Stay active within 48-72 hrs (Yes, you can go to the gym!)
  • Apply heat as needed
  • Stretch the treated area 
  • Avoid using ice or taking anti-inflammatories

Book an assessment with one of our Physiotherapists today to see if Shockwave Therapy in Barrie is right for you

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Shockwave Therapy Barrie