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.
What can shockwave help with?
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
- Achilles Tendonitis
Hip Pointers & Tendonitis
Frozen & Stiff Shoulder
Calcific Tendonitiss Of The Shoulder
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tendonopathy
Trigger Points & Fibromyalgia
- Chronic Muscle Tension