28/06/2021 0 Comments
Shockwave Therapy at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy
People are talking about the newest therapeutic modality in Physiotherapy Clinics, Shockwave therapy. You may have heard stories about remarkable results after Shockwave treatments from a friend or relative and you may be wondering if it could be right for you too. Are you suffering from pain due to overuse or repetitive strains or chronic soft tissue injuries? If so, a Shockwave may be the right treatment for you.
What is Shockwave therapy and how does it work? The Shockwave is the newest of all our therapeutic modalities at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy. We have the STORZ MP 200 Radial Shockwave machine, and we use it to help in the recovery of soft tissue pathology. The Shockwave machine sends an acoustic pressure wave into the tissues to break up scar tissue that has developed in the tendons or muscle fibres. It, thereby, promotes the body’s healing abilities. Originally used to break down kidney stones (lithotripsy), Physiotherapists are using pulsed Shockwave therapy to stimulate the soft tissues rather than break down calcifications.
When Physiotherapists treat a condition that requires a break-up of scars or fibrous tissues, they find that it responds favourably to Shockwave therapy. Scar tissue forms after we have had inflammation in the musculoskeletal structures commonly seen in frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury, tennis elbow, or plantar fasciitis, but it is not limited to these conditions. We can also relieve the pain and promote recovery from Achilles tendonitis at the heel and ankle, carpal tunnel of the wrist and forearm, golfer’s elbow, Dupuytren’s contracture of the hand, chronic bursitis of the hip, patellar tendonitis of the knee, or shin splints of the lower leg. In each case, a few sessions with Shockwave therapy can free up any restrictions in the soft tissues and relieve the pain.
Call 416-766-2050 to make an appointment with a physiotherapist to assess your personal needs. We offer free 15 min phone consultations.