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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy (SWT) is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy & sports medicine.

Shockwave is an non-invasive treatment that involves acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration.

Shockwave Therapy (SWT) has been shown to be a great alternative to surgeries as an ideal treatment to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain. You don’t need painkillers with it – the purpose of the therapy is to trigger the body’s own natural healing response. Many people report that their pain is reduced and mobility improved after the first treatment. Research has shown that SWT can help with many chronic and acute conditions such as the ones listed below, but you should ask your therapist if SWT can be helpful during your recovery!

SWT can be beneficial in treating

● Achilles Tendonitis
● Bursitis
● Calcific Tendonitis
● Gluteal Tendinopathy
● Groin Strain
● Hamstring Tendinopathy
● Heel spurs/Heel pain
● Heterotopic Ossification (Myositis Ossificans)
● Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome)
● Myofascial Trigger Points in muscle
● Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
● Plantar Fasciitis
● Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
● Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

The second most commonly reported complaint within doctors’ offices is dizziness and loss of balance. These are both extremely common conditions that can affect your equilibrium, making you feel off balance. Symptoms can vary from acute to chronic and in some severe cases, they can even be indicators of serious health risks.

Feelings of dizziness or vertigo can greatly limit your daily life, making it difficult for you to perform even the simplest tasks without feeling as if you might fall over. Fortunately, at Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, we offer some of the most effective vestibular rehab services in Ottawa, aimed at retraining your vestibular system to regulate feelings of stability and balance.

SWT can be beneficial in treating:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Gluteal Tendinopathy
  • Groin Strain
  • Hamstring Tendinopathy
  • Heel spurs/Heel pain
  • Heterotopic Ossification (Myositis Ossificans)
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome)
  • Myofascial Trigger Points in muscle
  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow