Shockwave Therapy in Ottawa, ON
Shockwave therapy in Ottawa, ON, is a growing treatment for physical conditions that may not respond to typical therapy methods. This method can be used in physical therapy, sports medicine, and orthopedic cases to rehabilitate common musculoskeletal issues. At Ottawa Health: Performance and Rehabilitation, we offer shockwave therapy near you to improve your feelings of wellness.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is the application of high-pressure movements to certain parts of the body where there is an injury to soft tissue. This therapy achieves results in pain reduction in nerves, enhanced blood circulation to soft tissues, and cell activation for stimulating the body’s healing process. As a non-invasive form of rehabilitation, research shows that shockwave therapy is an effective treatment for many patients who otherwise may find traditional therapies ineffective and/or frustrating.
Who Benefits from Shockwave Therapy?
Several conditions are frequently resistant to traditional treatments in physiotherapy. Shockwave therapy is beneficial in helping patients, both athletes and non-athletes, with a range of these conditions, including:
- Pain in the lower back
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tendinopathy in the shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Achilles tendinopathy
Chronic tendinopathy, in particular, with its localized pain and detriment to tendons, is often difficult to treat with traditional methods. However, research has found that shockwave therapy can be considered if a patient’s chronic tendinopathy doesn’t respond to typical therapies or is treatment-resistant.
We will assess your condition to determine whether shockwave therapy is beneficial for you and then set up a protocol to fit your needs. Since shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment for soft tissue injury, it is a low-risk procedure for patients who feel pain or discomfort.
If you are suffering from any of the conditions mentioned above and wish to try the innovative treatment, we have a viable solution for reducing pain and stimulating healing.
Our Swiss-made Dolorclast Shockwave System
At our multi-disciplinary health clinic, we use the Swiss-made Dolorclast Shockwave system by EMS Medical. Although it is more expensive than other shockwave therapy devices, this system provides significant and effective results, which is why we chose it. In fact, most published studies regarding shockwave therapy use the same device we do! In Ottawa, there are currently less than 5 of these shockwave machines.
For more information about shockwave therapy near you, contact our team at Ottawa Health: Performance and Rehabilitation.