Shockwave Therapy in Downtown Toronto
Shockwave Therapy is currently the treatment of choice among professional athletes for variety of injuries however it is most effective for regions where muscles or ligaments attach to bone. Ace Physiotherapy in downtown Toronto has made this advanced technology available to all of its patients from weekend warriors to elite athletes. We take pride in the fact that we do not charge extra for this service, and we incorporate Shockwave Therapy as part of your Physiotherapy treatment.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
It is an effective, safe and non-invasive treatment that utilizes acoustic pressure waves to penetrate bone and soft tissue. Shockwave therapy is particularly effective in areas where major connective tissue attaches to the bone – such as the foot, the knee, the elbow, the shoulder, the hip and trigger points in muscles throughout the body.
What Kind of Shockwave Therapy Machine Does Ace Physio Use?
Our Registered Physiotherapists use the Storz MP200 Radial Shockwave Therapy machine.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
With a wand-like device, your physiotherapist directs the acoustic pressure waves at the injured area. As these waves penetrate, they effectively increase local blood flow to the area on a cellular level, breaking up scar tissue and adhesions on tendons and ligaments, reversing chronic inflammation and regenerating blood vessels and bone cells. This resulting neuro-vascularization creates a natural healing environment that decreases the sensitivity of pain receptors (thereby minimizing pain) and speeds up the body’s natural healing process, often returning it to pre-injury functionality.
How Many Shockwave Therapy Treatments Will I Require?
The length and number of treatments depends on the severity and duration of the condition being treated. While complete tissue regeneration during the healing process takes up to three months, over 80% of patients report significant pain reduction after only three Shockwave treatments, and most require only 5-10 treatments to resolve their condition. In clinical studies, Shockwave Therapy has shown a marked improvement in 90% of plantar fasciitis cases; 91% of calcific tendonitis cases; and 77% in cases tennis elbow.
How Long Does Shockwave Therapy Take?
Within a 30 minute Physiotherapy session Shockwave therapy treatment takes about 15 minutes depending on the injury being treated and is often combined with other physiotherapy interventions such as exercise and stretches, taping, mobilizations, heat or massage to strengthen the area and enhance recovery.
What Conditions Can Shockwave Therapy Treat?
Conditions successfully treated with Shockwave Therapy include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Frozen Shoulder
- Trigger Finger
- Shin Splints
- Shoulder Rotator Cuff Impingement
- Morton’s Neuroma
- IT Band Syndrome
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Knee Patella Tendonitis
- Bursitis Anywhere
- Tendonitis Anywhere
- Chronic Muscle Tension Anywhere