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Shock Wave Therapy

Radial Shock Wave Therapy, also know as lithotripsy, is a modality used by physiotherapist to treat many common chronic tendon and fascia issues. Radial Shock Wave Therapy may be effective for conditions such as, but not limited to, plantar fasciitis (pain felt in the heal of your foot), achilles tendonitis, patellar tendonitis , hip bursitis and tendonitis, elbow tendonitis (golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow), and shoulder tendonitis.

As an effective therapy for longer term, chronic issues, Shock Wave Therapy is not for acute or recent injuries. It is for stubborn, persistent, or chronic problems that you have had for 3 months or more. Even if conventional physiotherapy or other modalities have failed, Shock Wave Therapy may help. The effectiveness of Shock Wave Therapy will be dependent on your adherence to your prescribed treatment program, which may include activity modification and a home exercise program.

For some, Shock Wave Therapy may be uncomfortable, however, it shouldn’t hurt. If it does become too uncomfortable, we can adjust the intensity and dosage to your response to ensure a more comfortable treatment.

The best way for us to determine if Radial Shock Wave Therapy is a treatment method or modality that will be affective for you, is to book an initial assessment with one of our registered Physiotherapists. Book Now!

Common questions about Shock Wave Therapy

How long is a typical course of Shock Wave Therapy?

A typical course of Shock Wave Therapy is 3-5 sessions, each scheduled about a week apart.

Are there additional fees required for Shock Wave Therapy?

No, There is no additional cost for Shock Wave Therapy. Standard physiotherapy rates apply.

Are there any contraindications with medications when being treated using Shock Wave Therapy?

Yes. If you are taking medications that thin your blood, like warfarin, you are not a candidate for Shock Wave Therapy.

How do you determine if Shock Wave Therapy is right for me?

Shock Wave Therapy treatment begins with a comprehensive physiotherapy examination. Your physiotherapist will let you know if Shock Wave Therapy is appropriate for your particular condition.