One of the very unique services that we offer at Holistic Medical Clinic is shockwave therapy. With the help of a special machine that only a handful of clinics in Toronto have available, we carry out therapeutic, non-invasive procedures for injury healing, pain treatment, and soft tissue repair. Very short energy waves travelling above the speed of sound penetrate deep into the tissue and stimulate recovery at a cellular level.
While shockwave therapy is novel in the field of holistic medicine and physiotherapy, the technology behind it has been in use for decades in clinical medicine. Patients with kidney stones, in particular, may be familiar with how it works and how effective it can be. Thankfully for all of us, its applications have proven to be much wider than just to break down kidney stones!
Because shockwave therapy accelerates muscle, joint and soft tissue recovery, it can become an effective part of a physiotherapy program or treatment. It is recommended by physiotherapists to treat conditions like:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Tennis Elbow
- Jumper’s Knee
- Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- Hallux Rigidus
- stress fractures
- scar tissue treatment
…and many more!
Shockwave therapy, while sounding intimidating, is not at all painful. Therapy sessions are short, typically only 20–30 minutes in length. They provide successful relief of chronic pain and restore mobility with no side effects. Note that permanent relief typically begins about 72 hours following treatment. Every treatment is administered by our experienced chiropractor.
If you’re wondering if your health benefits or insurance plan covers shockwave therapy, the answer is most likely “yes”, as it can form an integral part of a physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment. Please ask us if your insurance provides this coverage, and we will happily assist!
Book an appointment or call us to inquire about shockwave therapy today.