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How can Shockwave Benefit You?

For athletes, repeated stress on joints and ligaments can cause nagging, painful injuries particularly around tendons and insertions. The repetitive strain can limit physical activity and make running, painful and difficult. Common conditions that are associated with this include plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow rotator cuff tendinitis and, achilles tendonitis.  For injuries of this nature, shockwave therapy has proven to be an effective treatment.

RMT Richard Stannard, treating a patient with shockwave therapy at Kinetic Edge.

Shockwave or extracorporeal shockwave therapy, is a relatively new form of therapy that delivers small micro-traumas to affected areas using shockwave technology that emits high energy sound waves.  This initiates a healing response within the corresponding tissue,  stimulating blood flow and delivering nutrients to the damaged tendon.  Shockwave therapy has been proven to reduce chronic inflammation, adhesions and fibrosis while increasing collagen formation.  For conditions such as plantar fasciitis, this produces increased elasticity and flexibility alongside a decrease in pain.  The procedure is non-invasive and takes less than an hour to complete per treatment.

Shockwave therapy in Ottawa is offered at Kinetic Edge Health Group. Patients generally respond well within four to six treatment sessions when seeking treatment for plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff tendinitis, calcific tendinitis or tennis elbow.  When combining shockwave with Graston technique, ice and corrective exercise, healing takes place even faster.  Shockwave’s fast and effective treatment makes it an ideal therapy for athletes dealing with fitness related injuries in Ottawa. This treatment can often be covered under your private insurance benefits.

Let us help you get back to your best, contact Kinetic Edge HG Ottawa for more information.

Dr. Joanna Taylor