Treloar Physiotherapy is happy to offer Shockwave Therapy (SWT) at both of our locations! At our Kerrisdale site, we’ve recently added the state-of-art EMS+ Swiss Dolorclast Smart 20. More than 80% of the research that validates the effectiveness of SWT is based on studies published on this unit.
What exactly is Shockwave Therapy (SWT)?
Shockwave Therapy is a highly effective treatment used to accelerate rehabilitation in tissues that are typically slow to heal or tend to heal incompletely. It is one of the few ‘technology-based therapies’ that clinical studies have shown to be effective. Essentially, it’s a treatment from a hand-held device that delivers a rapid, high-frequency mechanical vibration, which comes in the form of a Radial Pressure Wave (RPW)
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
These Radial Pressure Waves accelerate the body’s healing in the targeted area resulting in:
Reduced pain and inflammation
Increased blood flow
Reduced muscle spasm
What are some of the ailments that may respond well to Shockwave Therapy?
Elbow pain (Tennis & Golfers elbow)
Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Shoulder pain (Calcium Deposits, Tendonitis)
Knee pain (tendonitis)
Muscle knots & tightness (Trigger Points)
Why choose Shockwave Therapy?
Fast & effective
No medication, non-invasive
No side effects
What do you experience during the treatment?
You typically feel a localized deep ache as the machine treats the area.
How Long are Shock Waves applied to the body area?
SWT treatment duration can vary depending on the nature of the condition and response to the treatment but typically can last between 5-15 minutes
A full SWT session is booked for 30 minutes which allows time for a proper assessment, identifying the treatment area and post shockwave care & education
How many sessions do I need of Shockwave Therapy?
It is recommended that SWT be performed 1x/week for up to 3-5 sessions in total