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Radial Shockwave Therapy St Albert

What is Radial Shock Wave Therapy?

Do you suffer from chronic, persistent pain? Do you want a non-surgical alternative to resolve your condition? Serving the St. Albert and Edmonton area, MVMT Physio & Chiro offers the most cutting edge treatment for injury repair.

Radial shock wave therapy (SWT) also known as Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a safe and non-invasive treatment that uses a wand-like device to emit fast bursts of shock waves that penetrate soft tissues of the injured areas which:

  • Breaks up scar tissues on tendons and ligaments.
  • Creates an optimal environment for cellular repair and tissue healing.
  • Decreases sensitivity of pain receptors.
  • Increases local blood flow.
  • Regenerates blood vessels and bone cells.
  • Reverses chronic inflammation.
  • Stimulates the body’s natural healing response.

How Does Radial Shockwave Therapy Work?

A physiotherapist presses a handheld device called the pneumatic generator against the affected area. This device sends sound waves/shockwaves to the targeted tissue in order to break up calcium deposits and encourage blood flow in that particular area. As a result, this form of treatment promotes your body’s natural healing process. However, the exact mechanism of shockwave therapy is still unknown.

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Radial Shockwave Treatment?

Radial Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive procedure provided without the use of any medication, for instance Cortisone injections. The treatment effectively supports and stimulates the body’s self healing mechanisms.

It is normal to experience immediate pain relief and improved movement right after treatment. There are little to no reported side effects. During your consultation with us, your physiotherapist will review all the possible side effects with you.

How Many Treatments Will You Need To See Results?

As few as 3 treatments can produce results. The majority of patients feel significant results after the first treatment, however some don’t notice until the third one. Most patients experience maximum relief in almost 3 months whereas you start noticing relief in 6 to 8 weeks after the key healing phase (fibroplasia) is over.

In some more severe cases, we have been able to successfully use radial shockwave treatments. On a case-by-case basis, the decision is made using thorough assessment and consultation with you.

What Conditions Can Radial Shock Wave Therapy Treat?

Say goodbye to pain! Our shockwave St Albert therapy sessions can be used as an effective treatment to treat a variety of conditions, particularly major joints that involve attachment points for tendons and ligaments. These include: 

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Gluteal Tendinopathy
  • Groin Strain
  • Hamstring Tendinopathy
  • Heel spurs/Heel pain
  • Heterotopic Ossification (Myositis Ossificans)
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome)
  • Myofascial Trigger Points in muscle
  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Acute pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Pain associated with athletic injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries, or occupational injuries
  • Chronic non-responsive pain relief via inhibition of pain receptors

What is The Cost of Shock Wave Physiotherapy?

Registered physiotherapists administer our shockwave treatments, so if you have extended health benefits that include physiotherapy you may have a portion (or all) of your treatment covered. Please contact us for further details.

Why Choose our St Albert Shockwave Health Care Team?

Our cutting edge team of physiotherapists will take your recovery seriously. We want to help our patients reach their optimal health potential and live a pain free life. Through a detailed assessment, they will determine if you are a good candidate for shock wave therapy. With the latest research and best practice standards for shock wave therapy, our physical therapists are highly knowledgeable in human movement biomechanics.

At MVMT Physio & Chiro, we combine traditional physiotherapy treatment plans with additional treatment using shock wave therapy to facilitate a quicker recovery.

Are you frustrated with conventional treatment options for your injury?

Looking For Pain Relief? Contact Our Clinic Today!

Contact our clinic to speak to an experienced physiotherapist about shock wave therapy. Your life wants you back!

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