Shockwave Therapy Yaletown

Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to the injured tissue. This energy provokes healing, regenerative and reparative processes within the soft tissues being treated. Shockwave is most effective and typically recommended for use with chronic injuries that have not responded to more traditional therapies.

Shockwave has gained significant interest in the Physiotherapy field over the last 25 years and is backed by scientific support. We have included links and information to a number of research studies below for your reference.

What to expect:

Usually, 4-6 treatments are needed to see an improvement and get the full effect of healing in the tissue. It is not recommended to do less than 4 treatments, so if you are not able to commit to this, we would recommend choosing a different treatment plan including other therapeutic tools instead.

Shockwave is a relatively quick treatment to deliver and, depending on the area being treated and dosage used, can usually be completed within 10 minutes.

Side Effects:

There are very few side effects to Shockwave treatment. The main ones are: potential bruising and post-treatment muscle soreness that should clear up within 1-2 days. It is not recommended to do vigorous physical activity or exercise immediately following your Shockwave therapy session.

The conditions that our Physiotherapists may recommend Shockwave treatment for are:

Interested in whether Shockwave may be an appropriate choice to treat your injury?
Book an initial assessment with one of our Physiotherapists to find out.