The Shocking Process of Shockwave Therapy (No, It’s Not Dangerous!)

//The Shocking Process of Shockwave Therapy (No, It’s Not Dangerous!)

The Shocking Process of Shockwave Therapy (No, It’s Not Dangerous!)

By |2019-01-07T17:50:17+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Blog|

By: Coco Ang, PT

Shockwave therapy has been used to treat conditions like tendinopathy and stress fractures. It has gained tremendous popularity after assisting recovery from chronic pains caused by musculoskeletal injuries.

Not only do they offer facilitate recovery through cell stimulation but also eliminate the need for undergoing tedious treatment plans and risky surgeries. All of this could be availed without any side-effects.

Here are some facts that affirm the effectiveness of Shockwave Therapy.

1. It’s Safe

Original shockwave machines did use a sparkplug to generate an impulse, but they were by no means dangerous and didn’t ‘shock’ the patient. Most modern machines now use different technology.

Unlike archaic methods, this process uses high-energy sound waves instead of electrical shocks to assist the healing process. Pre-monitored shockwaves are induced in the affected area. They go through the injured tissue and stimulate cells to trigger the body’s natural healing process. Safety and recovery of patients is our prime concern and we consider it our duty to adhere to those principles.

2. High Success Rate

Up to 85% patients heal with shock-wave therapy.

The success rate for healing shoulder pain caused by Calcific Tendinitis is 91%.These statistics validate the effectiveness of this treatment and debunk any myths stating otherwise.

Shockwave therapy is capable of treating problems like Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Injuries, Tendinopathy and Tennis Elbow. With a success rate this high, this treatment has revolutionized the field of medicine.

3. No Surgery Required

While the phobia of surgeries is real in many patients, this method of treatment is a much less daunting possibility of attaining complete recovery.

For instance, arthroscopy is recommended by doctors to treat a chronic case of calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder. However studies have shown that shockwave therapy treats the problem just as well as an arthroscopic surgical removal.

Shockwave therapy is a more preferred option because of its noninvasiveness that also guarantees equally positive results as an arthroscopy.

Sports and Exercise Medicine Institute (SEMI) provides physio services in the greater Toronto area, Ontario and offers shockwave therapy to help clients recover from chronic pains.

We also provide acupuncture services, concussion services and special sports massages for sports injuries and other cases of muscle damage. With a team of expert doctors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, podiatrists and chiropractors, we are happy to take clients who need promising treatments for complete recovery. Call us to begin your journey toward better health.

About: Dr. Douglas Stoddard is a sports medicine physician and is the Medical Director of the Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute (SEMI). After receiving his medical degree from the University of Toronto, he trained in Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, obtaining his Master Degree in Sports Medicine. He is also a diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has his focussed practice designation in Sport Medicine from the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Stoddard is a consultant to the Canadian Military and has consulted with well over 30,000 unique patients in his career. Dr. Stoddard is constantly searching for new and promising therapies to help SEMI patients, and is responsible for developing the RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy Program. He is married and the proud father of two boys, is an avid triathlete and occasional guitar player.

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