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Radial Shockwave Therapy is now available at select clinic locations:

What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?

A shockwave is an intense high-energy wave that travels faster than the speed of sound. Shockwave therapy has been around for decades with a very high success rate in helping millions of people. Radial Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive procedure used to treat a wide-variety of musculoskeletal conditions, in particular, those involving areas where major connective tissues attach to the bone. Where there is chronic inflammatory damage in the body, Radial Shockwave aTherapy can convert this into acute inflammatory damage, which will signal the body to start to heal itself. While Radial Shockwave Therapy might not be suggested for all pain or tissue damage, the therapy can help patients where other types of therapies may have failed.

What can Radial Shockwave Therapy Help Treat? Here are just a few of the examples:

  • Heel Spurs
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Golf & Tennis Elbow (Tendonitis)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Calcified Tendonitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Bursitis
  • Illiotibial Brand Friction Syndrome
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Trochanteric Hip Pain
  • Scar Tissue Treatment
  • … And promote accelerate recovery of injured soft tissue, bone, heel and joint pain

Your Provider will determine the areas which are most appropriate for the therapy.

An initial assessment must be done and if your condition is appropriate you will be treated with Radial Shockwave Therapy.

How long is a session?

A session is usually a short 20-30 minute visit, helping relieve chronic pain and restoring mobility painlessly.
Long-term relief can be experienced as little as 72 hours following treatment.

How many sessions will I require?

On average a patient will require 3-5 sessions. This would be 1 treatment per week for 3-5 weeks.

Will the treatment hurt?

Treatment can be a little uncomfortable, but it is usually very well tolerated.
It is an intense 5 minutes that most people are able to tolerate.

Will I hurt after the treatment?

As you leave the clinic, you will most likely be feeling no pain but you may experience a throbbing pain 2-4 hours following the treatment, and can last for up to 24 to 48 hours.

What should I do if I am in pain following the treatment?

The shockwave can trigger an inflammatory response, which is the body’s natural process of healing.
For this reason, refrain from using anti-inflammatory medications or ice.
Use an over the counter pain medication if necessary.

What if it feels good following the treatment?

Even if it feels good, we recommend decreased activity for 48 hours following the treatment.

What are the benefits of Radial Shockwave Therapy?

  • Non-Surgical / Non-Invasive
  • No Risk
  • Accelerates Healing
  • Affordable
  • Insurance Coverable
  • Promising Results

What are the side effects of Radial Shockwave Therapy?

There are typically minimal to no side effects from experiencing this treatment, however:

  • Erythema or swelling can occur
  • Hematoma or bruising can occur
  • Loss of sensation or itching can occur
  • Petechiae (red or purple spot(s) on the skin) can occur

Is Radial Shockwave Therapy covered by my insurance?

You will be invoiced under Massage Therapy and the procedure is performed by a Registered Massage Therapist. If you have benefits it should be covered, but we suggest you check with your provider to be sure.

What is the success rate for this kind of treatment?

Research has proven to have average success rates of 70-80%:

  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) - up to 91%
  • Calcifying tendonitis of the shoulder - up to 91%
  • Plantar fasciitis - up to 88%
  • Patellar tendonitis/tendonosis (jumper’s knee) - up to 87%
  • Achilles tendonitis/tendonosis - up to 87%

What if it doesn’t work for me?

Although the short-term effects alone are exceptional, the long-term benefits of this treatment may take up to 3 to 4 months.

PLEASE ALERT YOUR PROVIDER IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO YOU:

  • Have recently ill or feverish
  • Have Cancer or Diabetes
  • Have Skin disorders such as psoriasis or open wound
  • Have hemophilia or any other bleeding disorders
  • Have a pacemaker
  • Have clotting disorders or blood thinning medications
  • Have polypus in area of treatment (Taking Warfarinization)
  • Have Polyneuropathy
  • Have Thrombosis
  • Have acute inflammation
  • Have tumor diseases
  • Using corticosteroid application in therapy area
  • May be pregnant