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Shockwave Therapy


In Blue Sky Rehab Center we use of latest high technology, Storz Shockwave Therapy is a highly effective and non-invasive therapy that uses state of the art engineering approved by the FDA and Health Canada. The idea of the technology is to deliver low energy acoustic pressure waves to a targeted area producing a local tissue effect. The shockwave units affect on a cellular level increases blood flow, stimulates metabolism and accelerates healing. Damaged tissue regenerates, scar tissue and calcification are disrupted and neovascularisation (formation of new blood supply vessels) promotes the removal of the broken down debris while macrophages stimulates cellular repair of degenerated tissues.
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Does Shockwave Therapy Work?


Shockwave Therapy works to promote natural healing pathways, reduced pain, and restore function with proven reduced recovery times compared to surgery. Clinical studies shows over 80% of patients experience a complete relief or significant decrease in pain following as few as three treatments with shock wave therapy. Relief can be immediate or may take as long as few weeks after treatment. It is common for patients to experience decreased pain and increased range of motion while tissues regenerate and heal within the first week.
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The FDA approved technology has been clinically tested to demonstrate its effectiveness and safety for patients with results often exceeding the benefits of surgery. The benefits include (but are not limited to )no down time to the patient with the ability to return to normal activities after the first treatment.

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Would Shockwave Therapy be beneficial for you?

Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, in particular, those involving

areas where major connective tissue attaches to bone. Common sites that can been successfully treated are:

  • Foot- Plantar facilitis & Achilles Tendonitis
  • Knee- Patellar tendinitis & shin pain
  • Elbow- tennis or golf elbow
  • Shoulder- rotator cuff tendinitis & calcific
  • Hip- trochanteric bursits
  • Muscles- Various trigger points throughout body

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What are the advantages?


Shockwave therapy is a recent development that is used successfully by healthcare providers that specialize in musculoskeletal disorders. As compared to other treatment methods, the advantages are:

  • Quickly reduce s pain
  • No medication is needed
  • Avoids surgery
  • No side effects
  • No risk of allergies
  • Accelerates healing
  • Effective for chronic conditions

Scientific research demonstrate the efficiency of Shockwave therapy for the appropriate client

  • Plantar Fasciitis (90% improvement )
  • Calcific Tendonitis (91% improvement )
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/ Tennis Elbow (77% improvement for Tennis Elbow )

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Side Effects:



When performed by a professional healthcare provider, Shockwave has virtually no risks or side effects. Though in some cases, patients may experience temporary lingering pain, redness, or tingling that lasts a few days. No serious side effects have been reported, and patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately.

There may be some soreness or throbbing 1-2 hours after the treatment session due to the inflammatory response of the body to the shockwave pulses. This is normal and is your bodies way of regenerating the targeted tissue and therefore healing itself . This discomfort usually subsides after 1-2 days


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Are There Any Contraindications?

Shock Wave therapy has not been tested for patients with
the following conditions:

  • PREGNANCY
  • OPEN WOUNDS & INFECTIONS
  • MALIGNANCY
  • BLOOD CLOTTING DISORDERS
  • OVER METAL PLATES
  • OPEN GROWTH PLATES
  • DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

FAQ

How long does treatment last?

In Blue Sky Physiotherapy & Rehab Center you will have an initial assessment sessions by one of our Registered Physical Therapists to ascertain shockwave therapy would be an appropriate part of your treatment plan.

The treatment time spent receiving the shockwave therapy is in most cases between 10-15 min. Treatment sessions will also include modalities to complete the treatment plan that totally takes around 30 Minutes.

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How many treatments do you need?

The research backed protocols state that most conditions will require 3-5 sessions of shockwave therapy at weekly intervals. An additional 2 sessions may be needed if the condition is very chronic. Shockwave Canada states that muscular trigger points may only require 1-2 treatment session.

What Are the Costs of Treatments?

The three treatment protocol can be obtained for as low as $90 per treatment. The total cost of $270 for three treatments
is a highly cost effective treatment when compared to the alternatives with reduced down time for patients and faster recovery compared to more traditional forms of care.

Does it cover by extended insurance?

All shockwave therapy sessions at Blue Sky clinic are performing by a registered physiotherapist and will be invoiced under physiotherapy treatment. Shockwave therapy sessions are covered under extended medical plans which cover physiotherapy.

 

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