What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy is a form of non-invasive treatments used on a variety of musculoskeletal conditions that helps promote accelerated recovery from injuries, especially muscle and joint pain in areas where major connective muscle tissues attach to your bones. Shockwave therapy works by sending short pressure wave into an injured area to help breakdown scar tissue and relieve pain by stimulating growth of new tissue. Research has shown that shockwave therapy can stimulate new blood vessel growth which can lead to the growth of new muscle, tendon, and bone. In some cases, it can be used to help fractures align better and properly heal. We offer the latest in shockwave therapy techniques to help our patients.
How can shockwave therapy help me?
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy
- Quickly reduces pain
- No medication is needed
- No surgery or anesthesia
- Limited side effects
- No risk of allergies
- Accelerates healing
- Effective for chronic conditions
What to expect from a shockwave therapy treatment?
Our physiotherapists complete an assessment to determine if you can benefit from shockwave therapy. Treatments are usually 1-2 times per week and may cause temporary tenderness, soreness or swelling. This is normal and will subside shortly after your treatment.
At Mountainview Health & Wellness shockwave therapy is used to treat ailments in many different areas of the body, such as the:
- Foot – Morton’s neuroma, Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, heel spurs
- Knee – Jumper’s knee, Patellar tendonitis, knee and shin pain
- Elbow –Medial epicondylitisor golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow
- Shoulder – Rotator cuff tendonitis & calcification
- Hip – Trochanteric bursitis, hip pain
- Back – Muscle, lumbar and low back pain
- Muscles – Various trigger points throughout the body and muscle tension
- Bones – Stress fractures, non-union’s (delayed bone healing)
Call us today to learn more about our shockwave therapy services or book an appointment
We accept insurance from most providers which includes:
Our practitioners are all licensed and registered
Physiotherapy Association of BC (PABC)
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – BC (CAOT-BC)
BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK)
Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC (RMTBC)
BC Psychological Association (BCPA)
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)