What A Shock!

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Extracorpeal Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive form of treatment that is suited for difficult musculo-skeletal conditions by using high amounts of energy in the form of a sound wave.

This energy leads to a cascade of effects including new blood vessel growth, reversal of long term inflammation, breakdown of calcified tissues and stimulation of collagen, a repair tissue that is needed to heal the damaged area.

Shockwave is great for a number of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Plantar Fasciitis/heel spur
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Gluteal tendinopathy
  • Hamstring tendinopathy
  • Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Biceps tendinopathy
  • Muscle strains
  • Shin splints
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease

Shockwave is better than regular non-invasive treatment as it treats the source rather than the symptoms, so we can get you back to doing the things you love without pain.

At the Whole Body Clinic, a Shockwave Therapy consultation will include a thorough questioning regarding the history of your injury, a series of tests to find the primary location of your pain and then using the Shockwave applicator for a period of 15-20 minutes, depending on your condition.

You will notice a pain decrease almost immediately and will last over the next 24 hours following treatment and you will have better mobility after 24-48 hours. 

Most conditions that we use for Shockwave Therapy are long term problems, so most patients will need 3-10 sessions to achieve full recovery for their injury.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here at the clinic.