Shockwave Therapy in Richmond Hill

shockwave therapyWe are pleased to offer you a new medical treatment, the next breakthrough treatment in orthopaedic medicine, Radial Shockwave Therapy. It is the application of a high-energy acoustic pulse transmitted into the tissue of the affected area of the body. Each Radial Shockwave treatment works to increase the metabolic activity around the site of pain or discomfort, stimulating the re-absorption of irritative calcium deposits in tendons and stimulate the body’s natural healing process, thus reducing pain.

What conditions are treated with Shockwave Therapy?

It is proven to be fast, safe, and effective for treatment of plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tennis elbow, calcific tendonitis of the shoulder/rotator cuff, and trigger Points and Fibromyalgia. On the other hand, its unique feature in treating cellulites, lymphatic drainage, and medical massage helps in tightening of tissue through muscular stimulation, improving skin firmness to restore a natural, young appearance; and offering a relaxing wellness experience.

What is the success rate for conditions treated with Shockwave Therapy?

Recent clinical studies suggest there is an 80% – 85% chance this technology will improve your condition provided you are a good candidate for Shockwave treatment. Shockwave Therapy is so effective that many cases only require 4-5 treatments, only once every week, which minimizes your time at therapy, and won’t interfere with your busy lifestyle.
According to research, success rates are:

  • 91% improvement for Calcific Tendinitis
  • 77% improvement for Tennis Elbow
  • 90% improvement for Plantar Fasciitis

Is Shockwave Therapy safe? Are there any side effects?

The Shockwave Therapy is proven to be safe and non-invasive. It has no long term side-effects or damages. Some short term discomfort is felt during the treatment and some people will experience mild bruising, tingling or numbness over the area of treatment. Upon completion of your treatment you can return to most regular activities almost immediately, however for certain conditions we may advise you to avoid heavy strenuous activities for a day or two. Occasionally, pain or discomfort may persist for a few days following treatment but no serious complications or side effects have been reported.