What Is Shockwave Therapy?

All physiotherapists at ALPHA Health Services are trained in delivering shockwave therapy. A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. This energy wave travels into the soft tissue or bone, disrupting the cellular level and breaks up scar tissue. This stimulates the body to generate more blood vessels and bone cells. This increase in blood vessels leads to a faster healing, decreased pain, and a return to activity. With many soft tissue injuries in the body, scar tissue is laid down as a response. Often this scar tissue limits recovery, function, and causes pain. Shockwave therapy addresses this scar tissue, and is very effective in the rehabilitation process.

The basic technology involved with extracorporeal shockwave technology has been used for decades on millions of people. There are no side effects with this non surgical treatment and it is available at a reasonable cost. Shockwave treatments are non invasive and promote accelerated recovery of injured soft tissue, bone, heel and joint pain. Research shows a 75%- 95% success rate in treating conditions with shockwave therapy.

Treatable Conditions Benefits

  • – Plantar Fasciitis
  • – Achilles Tendinopathy
  • – Scar Tissue Treatment
  • – Tennis Elbow
  • – Jumpers Knee
  • – Stress Fractures
  • – Non Healing Ulcers
  • – Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • – Tight muscles


  • – Non surgical treatment
  • – No side effects
  • – Accelerates healing
  • – Affordable
  • – Coverage available from most insurance companies

Therapy sessions are short, usually 20 minutes in length, and provide successful relief of chronic pain and restore mobility painlessly. Permanent relief typically begins about 72 hours following treatment.

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