We know shockwave therapy is effective – but how exactly does it work?
Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue.
Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.
In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own.
Shockwave therapy, an acoustic pressure wave is transmitted to the body tissue and, consequently, to the painful area. The pressure wave created at the point of contact transmits radially inside the patient’s body.
Shockwave therapy was initially introduced as a way to break down kidney stones without direct contact. It then evolved to treat non-healing bones by activating osteoblasts.
Today it treats a wide range of medical conditions, including:
See all the shockwave therapy indications and scientific evidence
A shockwave is an intense, but very short, energy wave travelling faster than the speed of sound. Because it is so powerful, most patients who undergo shockwave treatment recover faster than those treated by other methods.
Shockwave therapy sessions are usually 20-to-30 minutes long and provide successful relief and restore mobility painlessly. Permanent relief typically begins about 72 hours following treatment.
Most patients require three-to-six sessions. There is no downtime for recovery.
There are no shockwave therapy side effects. Treatments are non-invasive and promote accelerated recovery of injured soft tissue, bone, and joint pain.
Shockwave Canada provides healthcare professionals with the opportunity to achieve faster healing with extraordinary results for your patients and practice.
We are the exclusive provider in Canada of Storz Medical, the world’s most advanced shockwave technology.
Storz handmakes each shockwave machine in Switzerland. They are one of the only companies that is FDA approved.
In the past large, loud machines were the gold standard. Today Storz supplies machines that are portable and much more practitioner friendly, combined with updated technology for the optimal patient treatment.
Whereas other shockwave products on the market have limits to their use for practitioner safety, the Storz Medical shockwave devices have been rigorously developed and tested for safe operations.
With a Storz product, practitioners can use the shockwave machines for hours on end without worrying about ergonomic stress to their hands and bodies.
Shockwave Canada sells more shockwave technology equipment to more healthcare practitioners than anyone else nation-wide.
Providing the very best equipment, superior service, marketing support, and patient education results in physicians being able to provide the absolute best care while increasing revenues and for patients to experience a significant reduction in pain, improving the overall quality of life.