Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy provides fast and effective help from pain

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Alberta Institute for Spine and Sport Therapy offers Shockwave therapy as a safe, non-invasive, out-patient alternative to surgery for those suffering from many joint and tendon disorders.

A shockwave is a “high powered sound wave”. Shockwave Therapy sends acoustic shockwaves into bone or soft tissue, in effect re-injuring the area on a cellular level and breaking up the scarring that has penetrated tendons and ligaments. The controlled re-injuring of tissue allows the body to regenerate blood vessels and bone cells. The resulting re-vascularization leads to faster healing, a chemically induced decrease in pain and sensitivity of pain receptors, and often a return to pre-injury activity levels.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

Shockwave Therapy is particularly good at pain management and elimination. The therapy is effective for three reasons: The shock waves stimulate a metabolic reaction in the affected tissue, causing stress fibers to develop and/or change in their permeability: they generate cavitation bubbles that break down calcific deposits; and they induce an analgesic reaction mechanism, which blocks pain messages.

Conditions Treated & Who can Benefit:

Everyone with soft tissue injuries can benefit, especially athletes. Shockwave Therapy provides a safe, non-surgical alternative for those suffering from:

  • Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain
  • Tenis Elbow
  • Hip Pointers & Tendonitis
  • Calcific Tendonitiss Of The Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonopathy
  • Knee Patellar Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Frozen & Stiff Shoulder
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Shin Splints/li>
  • Trigger Points & Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Muscle Tension
  • Bursitis Anywere
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