In the March/April 2021 issue of the Canadian Chiropractic Magazine, Dr. Robert Gordon, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee surgery and medical consultant at Shockwave Canada, wrote an article about shockwave therapy and what health practitioners, such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, and sports medicine physicians, should know.
First discovered 40 years ago, shockwave therapy has become a proven treatment method for several injuries and health conditions.
There are two kinds of shockwave therapy to provide pain relief and trigger the body’s natural healing ability for patients: focused shockwave therapy and radial shockwave therapy.
Shockwave therapy treats chronic tendinopathies, myofascial conditions, trigger points, and musculoskeletal pain such as:
- Tennis Elbow;
- Achilles Tendinitis;
- Plantar Fasciitis;
- Frozen Shoulder;
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis;
- Muscle and Tendon Sprains;
- And more.
With the attention and innovation that shockwave therapy has garnered over the years, the treatment methods and machines used have significantly improved to provide a better treatment experience for both the patient and the health practitioner.
One of these improvements is the integration of the controls into the handpiece. It provides safer and more efficient treatment and allows the health practitioner to change settings without shifting focus away from patients.
To read more about what Dr. Gordon has to say about shockwave therapy, access the full article here.