Shockwave Therapy in Oakville
What is shockwave therapy?
Our Oakville Shockwave Therapy physiotherapists treat all kinds of aches and pains with shockwave. In Shockwave therapy an applicator that resembles a wand contains a pellet that is fired back and forth using compressed air. This process creates energy that is distributed through the applicator to promote tissue repair in patients. Bones, muscles and tendons can all be effectively treated using Shockwave therapy. Most commonly, it is applied for pain reduction and improved mobility. The applicator can be used between 1.0 and 4.0 psi and upto 2200 beats in one session. Most clients notice a difference after the very first treatment. More can be learned about shockwave therapy here.
How does shockwave treatment in Oakville help?
Shockwave treatment assists in the stimulation of new blood vessels, reverses chronic inflammation, stimulates the production of collagen, helps combust calcified tissue (such as calcific tendonitis), disperses chemicals that surround an injury causing pain, and offers effective relief for tight muscles. Our Oakville physiotherapists say that most clients will notice a difference after their first visit. How does shockwave work ?
In many cases, physiotherapy and shockwave treatment expedites the healing process by increasing blood flow to the affected area, and increasing metabolism, which helps to repair tissue! It is an especially good treatment when it comes to chronic issues (those lingering for a period of longer than 3 months).
Unlike some clinics, our Oakville Physiotherapists use a combination of hands on, IFC, Heat and shockwave during a treatment. Total treatment time will be around 20 – 30 minutes and there is no additional fees for shockwave.
Painful disorders that shockwave therapy in Oakville can treat
Shockwave therapy treats many painful conditions. At Glen Abbey Physiotherapy we have seen the greatest results with shockwave treatment when combining Muscle Release Therapy and IFC (Interferential Current Therapy). The following are disorders that can be treated by shockwave physiotherapy:
For effective pain alleviation, increase of blood flow, scar tissue breakup and muscle relaxation extracorporeal shockwave therapy is the answer.
Does shockwave therapy hurt?
An aggressive treatment, shockwave therapy can indeed cause slight discomfort. Having said this, when our patients see the undeniable results, they feel the pain is worth the gain. Shockwave application can be used between 1 psi and 4 psi so the intensity of the treatment can be tailored to each patients’ needs. Some patients have great pain tolerances and the treatment will not be an issue. Our Oakville Physio Team and Athletic Therapists will work with you and your pain tolerance to ensure the best outcomes with each treatment.
Are there any side effects of physiotherapy shockwave treatment?
Physiotherapy shockwave treatment carries no serious side effects. In rare cases, patients may experience temporary skin reddening or discomfort for 1-2 days after treatment.
How much does shockwave physiotherapy cost?
Shockwave physiotherapy is included in the regular costs of your chiropractic or physiotherapy visit. $70 dollar per treatment after your initial visit. In the treatments you may also receive hand on care, IFC, Heating and exercise prescription. Both our Chiropractor and our Physiotherapists perform shockwave therapy, so you don’t have to worry about insurance coverage ! We can direct most insurance plans!
If you would like to seek professional help or see if Shockwave Therapy in Oakville will work for you, please contact our physio clinic in Oakville directly at 905-827-3593.