Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for those suffering from joint and tendon disorders. This state-of-the-art treatment is highly effective at treating many muscle and joint injuries and reducing pain. Quite simply, the treatment sends high-energy acoustic shockwaves into bone or soft tissue, stimulating a metabolic reaction in the affected areas, as well as inducing an analgesic reaction that blocks pain messages. 

Shockwave Therapy is particularly good at pain management and elimination for those suffering from hip pointers, rotator cuff tendinopathy, tennis elbow, patellar and Achilles tendinopathies, and plantar fasciitis. Shockwave is also effective at eliminating post-operative complications resulting in an extended recovery period, nerve damage, rupture, and permanent scarring. Typically, patients feel less pain after treatment, and are able to resume normal physical activities.

Our Practitioners

Meet our team of practitioners who are highly skilled at using shockwave therapy, a state-of-the-art treatment, to manage and eliminate your pain. Our practitioners are uniquely qualified to help improve your overall health and wellness using these shockwaves.

Sharlton Hercules

Personal Trainer, Registered Massage Therapist, & Sports Injury Therapist

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FAQ

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive physiotherapy treatment that delivers low-energy soundwaves to injured tissue via a gel medium. The acoustic waves are focsed into the body through strong pulses that penetrate injured tissue and stimulate the cells in the body that are responsible for connective tissue healing.

How does Shockwave Therapy work?

Shockwave interacts with the injured tissue causing overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, pain relief, and mobility restoration.

  • New blood vessels are formed through the creation of capillary micro ruptures in the tendon and bone
  • Chronic inflammation is reduced due to increased mast cell activity and collagen production is stimulated
  • Calcium build-up in calcific disorders are dispersed
  • The release of pain reducing chemicals is triggered and chronic trigger points are released

What conditions can be treated with Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave is most suitable for chronic tendinopathies that haven't responded to other treatments. These include:

  • Rotator cuff
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Jumpers' knee
  • Calcific shoulder tendonitis

Carpal tunnel and stubborn trigger points in muscles are also effectively treated with Shockwave Therapy.

Is Shockwave Therapy painful?

During treatment, you will feel a repetitive and fast hammering, the hammer action is what creates the actual shockwave. Most people find the treatment uncomfortable, the severity of which depends upon how painful the injury already is. However, because it is a short treatment, most people are able to tolerate the discomfort.

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