Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

By January 14, 2016Shockwave Therapy

The use of Shockwave Therapy has become increasingly popular in the field of physiotherapy due to its benefits compared to other healing methods.

What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy is commonly used to treat conditions including tennis elbow, non-healing fractures, plantar fasciitis, shoulder tendinopathy and Achilles tendonitis. This healing method uses modern technology to provide patients with safe and high-quality physiotherapy treatment. Shockwave Therapy is used under supervision of highly-trained physiotherapists  who know best how to effectively use the Shockwave Therapy machine.

How does Shockwave Therapy work?

This method of physiotherapy works by accelerating the healing process in the body through stimulating your metabolism and improving blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. The shockwave machine applies strong energy pulses to affected areas, which occur for short periods of time creating micro-cavitation bubbles which expand and burst. The resulting force penetrates tissues where it stimulates the cells that are responsible for connective tissues and bone healing. The effectiveness of this method offers many benefits to help the body when it has not been able to heal itself.

Key Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Accelerated Healing 
The key benefit of Shockwave Therapy is that it highly accelerates healing, allowing patients to go back to their normal lives within the shortest possible amount of time. Just by undergoing a few sessions of this type of therapy, one starts to feel the healing effects.

Depending on the magnitude of your injury, speedy healing is a major benefit since most of the other methods take more time before desired results are obtained.

Minimal Side Effects
This method has been tested by highly-qualified professionals who confirm that it is safe and effective. Another key benefit that people who undergo Shockwave Therapy appreciate is minimal side effects. This means that patients heal without experiencing negative side effects. Without side effects patients can concentrate on healing — all that is needed for the physiotherapy treatment to be done properly is a qualified physiotherapist using a modern Shockwave Therapy machine.

Covered by Most Insurance Companies
One of the factors that makes Shockwave Therapy cost-effective is that fewer sessions are needed compared to other methods. Covered by most insurance companies, it has the benefit that people who undergo this treatment can conveniently enjoy speedy and affordable healing.

Non-surgical Treatment 
Activa Physiotherapy Ottawa patients do not need to worry about undergoing painful surgical procedures to heal. As an easy and effective procedure, Shockwave Therapy is beneficial since modern therapy machines used are intuitive and easy to use, therefore professionals practicing Shockwave Therapy can apply this treatment effectively in minutes.

Activa Physiotherapy Ottawa can help!
To experience the powerful effects of Shockwave Therapy, come to Activa Ottawa Physiotherapy to learn more about how this modern electrotherapy can help heal your pain. Our registered physiotherapist will be happy to explain how this physiotherapy treatment can work for you. Contact Activa to learn more today: 613-744-4188.