Regenerate Shockwave Therapy

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Regenerate Shockwave Therapy

What is shockwave therapy?

Interestingly, shockwaves are not electrical shocks at all; they are actually sound waves that can heal deep and superficial tissue in the body. The sensation of shockwaves feels more like a strong and deep vibration, as there is no electrical current or shock produced. These super sonic sound waves promote rapid tissue healing and cellular regeneration. It has been scientifically evaluated and numerous studies on shockwave can be found in various medical journals including; Journal of Orthopedic Research, International Journal of Surgery and the PEDro database.

Further information can be found at the International Society of Medical Shockwave Therapy at www.shockwavetherapy.org

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What can it do for your body?

It is well known that shockwaves are mechanical sound waves that are shown to remove pain, positively regulate inflammation, increase angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), and stem cell activity. Shockwave therapy is widely used in orthopedics based on the principles used in clinical urology for the implosion of kidney stones. It is a safe, non-invasive, versatile and effective treatment for many conditions of the musculoskeletal system.

Shockwaves have been shown to

  • Decrease pain
  • Decrease and regulate inflammation
  • Promote tissue repair and regeneration through cellular excitation
  • Induce angiogenesis to promote neovascularization (formation of blood vessels)
  • Remove calcium deposits
  • Increase mechanical stimulation (decrease pain and muscle tightness)

Book a FREE one-on-one consultation with our registered physiotherapist to learn if this treatment option may be available to you.

What conditions can you treat with shockwave therapy?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is currently being applied to a wide range of pathologies of different origins. It is utilized in orthopedics and rehabilitative medicine (tendon pathologies, muscle pain and tightness, inflammation), bone healing problems (stress fractures or shin splints, non union fracture), and vascular diseases (femoral head avascular necrosis, intermittent claudication, erectile dysfunction).

It can also be seen in fields such as Dermatology (wound healing for ulcers and open wounds, and painful scars) and neurology (spasticity or severe muscle tightness, ‘pinched nerves’ and radicular pain).

Shockwave Therapy, in virtue of its noninvasive application, limited side effects, tolerability during application and high success rate, make it a popular choice. Shockwave is highly effective for people dealing with conditions that have been resistant to conservative care.

Below is a table of common conditions that we see in the clinic and have a high success rate with shockwave therapy.

Common conditions treated

  • Shoulder
    ( calcification, rotator cuff, tendonitis, adhesive capsulitis ie. frozen shoulder, pain, bursitis, impingement, arthritis, AC joint, trigger points )
  • Spine
    ( cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral pain )
  • Hip
    ( muscle tightness, IT band syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, radiating pain, piriformis, trigger points, sciatic pain, tendonopathy, tendonitis, post surgical, joint pain and arthritis )
  • Knee
    ( PFPS, tendonitis, runners knee, patellar tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, bakers cyst, swelling, sprain/strain, post surgical )
  • Foot and Ankle
    ( heel spur, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonopathy, metatarsal neuralgia, hallux rigidis, bunions, sprain/strain )
  • Hand
    ( carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, trigger finger )
  • Elbow
    ( golfers, tennis, sprain/strains )
  • Neck
    ( chronic neck pain, headaches, trigger points )
  • Head
    ( chronic headaches, TMJ dysfunction )
  • Bone
    ( fractures, shin splints, non union fractures )
  • Wound therapy
    ( diabetic foot ulcers, scars, burns, skin grafts )
  • Men’s Pelvic Health
    ( dysfunction/disorder, chronic pelvic pain, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, pelvic trigger points )
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sports Rehabilitation
    ( repetitive injury, trauma, post event )

Shockwave therapy is also beneficial for trigger point therapy for the treatment of myofascial pain and highly effective for all ligament, tendon and muscular tissue.

How effective is shockwave therapy?

Regenerate Shockwave Therapy Edmonton provides all patients with education prior to treatment. There is an emphasis on expectations of outcomes regarding the treatment.

Because all patients are unique, shockwave therapy protocols are designed to meet the needs of each individual patient. This is why some patients will receive therapeutic exercise right away, while others may be advised to rest.

Generally speaking, shockwave therapy is highly effective when applied to the conditions that have been reported by the literature as such.

Importantly, the effectiveness of the treatment can be influenced by a number of factors identified in the scientific literature. This can include; the energy level delivered into the tissues, the type of shockwave therapy generator (focused or radial), the size or type of the shockwave applicator, the type of shockwave machine or generating source, the type of person or patient selected for the treatment, the defined measure of what is ‘success’ and the condition that is being treated.

Stating this, the success rates range from 70% to 95%. Recovery time and expectations of treatment is our priority so that all patients understand how the healing process will occur.

What does the research say about shockwave therapy?

There is a tremendous amount of research that is currently being produced and shared in the scientific community. Currently, the International Society of Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST) published a list of approved treatment indications. They have been constructing their experience over the past 15 years in this field. In fact, the scientific board of the ISMST has compiled recommendations for the use of shockwave therapy.

Approved Standard Indications

  • Chronic tendinopathies
  • Plantar fasciitis with or without heel spur
  • Achilles tendon
  • Radial epicondylopathy (tennis elbow)
  • Rotator cuff with or without calcification
  • Patella tendon
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Impaired bone healing function
  • Delayed bone healing
  • Stress fractures
  • Early stage of avascular bone necrosis
  • Early stage osteochondritis dissecans (OD)

Common Empirically-Tested Clinical Uses

Tendinopathy:

  • Ulnar epicondylopathy
  • Adductor syndrome
  • Pes anserinus syndrome
  • Peroneal tendon syndrome

Impaired wound healing

Burn injuries

Muscular pathologies:

  • Myofascial syndrome
  • Injury without discontinuity

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Research and shockwave

According to a systematic review (106 studies), there are a number of important and relevant findings. These include:

  1. Shockwave therapy is effective and supported by the data. This means that the studies showed positive outcomes significantly better then placebo or alternative treatments and modalities used in rehabilitation.
  2. Shockwave therapy is safe. There were NO reports of serious adverse events. Please note that focused shockwave should never be aimed towards the lung or abdominal cavity. Furthermore, some patients are not appropriate for this treatment. Regenerate Shockwave Therapy Edmonton is one of very few clinics in North America that utilize both focused shockwave and radial shockwave technology using both high and low level energies.
  3. Application of shockwaves without sufficient energy may effect the outcome. Therefore, your shockwave treatment will always be completed by a registered physiotherapist certified by the International Society of Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST). Our physiotherapists are equipped with extensive training in the musculoskeletal system. This allows them to acutely identify the tissue depth and correct energy levels to treat the affected tissue.
  4. There is no significant evidence in favor of radial or focused shockwave therapy with respect to treatment outcomes. This means that both radial and focused shockwave therapy are effective at treating a variety of conditions. Depending on the type of tissue to be treated, we will utilize either one or both of the technologies.
  5. Optimal treatment protocol is 1-week intervals, 2000 impulses and the highest energy that can be applied. Please note, this is a standard indication and our clinical experience along with scientific findings will determine the parameters to be used.

Please keep in mind that shockwave therapy is only one form of medicine that you will receive. When appropriate, your shockwave therapy program in Edmonton may be combined with exercise and other modalities to optimize treatment outcomes. You will be given education on how to manage your condition and optimize regeneration of the tissue.

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Shockwave therapy benefits

  • Increased blood flow and blood vessel formation and repair
  • Reduce need for medication
  • Restore function and learn ways to improve your function of your pelvic floor muscles

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Did you know?

Astonishingly, the benefits of shockwaves can be realized in as soon as one treatment, and are shown to systematically eliminate pain and improve joint and muscle mobility. Since research and clinical expertise have identified that a combined physiotherapy program significantly benefits patients receiving shockwave therapy, all patients are provided with a unique and effective shockwave therapy protocol. When indicated, shockwave therapy may be combined with physiotherapy, manual therapy, manipulation, individual exercise prescription, joint/muscle taping, or muscle energy techniques.

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Services we offer

  • Shockwave therapy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Physiotherapy
  • Spinal and extremity manipulation
  • IMS / Dry Needling / Acupuncture
  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise prescription
  • Education on condition

Shockwave therapy is covered by personal health care plans or benefits that include physiotherapy treatments.

Regenerate Shockwave Therapy

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Call Us at 780-705-5774

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