Shockwave Therapy offered by our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists
We are excited to announce that we now are offering radial shockwave treatments. Radial shock wave is a state of the art treatment designed to treat chronic soft tissue pain in your heels, feet, knees, elbows and shoulders. It is based on the same technology that was developed to break up kidney stones.
Radial shockwave often succeeds in cases of chronic conditions involving scar tissue, adhesions, calcified tendons, fasciitis, tendonosis etc, when all other forms of treatment have failed. Typically a patient requires only one treatment per week for 3-4 weeks to achieve results.
Common questions asked about shockwave therapy:
1. Will Shockwave therapy help me?
Most patients with chronic pain problems have been through various unsuccessful types of treatments. Up to 80% of the same patients worldwide report that Shockwave therapy has helped them eliminate their problem.
2. Does the treatment hurt?
There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area. However, since the treatment lasts only about five minutes, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session.
3. How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies depending on the indication and tissue response. The effect of the treatment is cumulative, so you will typically need more than one (3–5) treatment. Very often though, you will experience relief right after the first treatment.
4. How often will I need the treatment?
Most indications require 3–5 treatments which are done 3–10 days apart, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.
5. Will I feel any pain after the treatment?
Most patients will experience an immediate pain relief following the treatment. However, within 2–4 hours after the treatment, they may experience some soreness in the treated area. This soreness has been reported as tolerable and not limiting.
6.Are there any restrictions after the treatment?
It is recommended that patients refrain from physical activity, especially one that would involve the treated region, for about 48 hours following each treatment session.