Shockwave therapy (SWT) is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy & sports medicine in Ottawa and surround areas.
Shockwave is an non-invasive treatment offered at Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre that involves acoustic waves which carry 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!
Shockwave Therapy can be beneficial in treating:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- 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
If you are unsure if shockwave therapy is right for you, book here a complimentary 15-minute discovery session with a physiotherapist to help answer any questions you may have as well as determine if shockwave therapy is right for you.