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What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-pressure acoustic (sound) waves to treat conditions affecting muscles, tendons, and bones.  The sound waves signal the body’s natural healing response to help repair tissue, relieve pain, and restore mobility.

Shockwave Therapy

80% of patients report improvement after the first treatment.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

A handheld probe is used to direct shockwaves to the specified area. Shockwaves stimulate cells and increases metabolic activity in the local area to produce a healing response that includes growth factor production, neovascularization, remodeling of dysfunctional collagenous tissues, and the repair of soft tissues. This is beneficial in cases of stagnant healing responses and chronic injuries.

Success Rates From Shockwave Therapy?

80% of patients report improvement after the first treatment.

shockwave therapy on shoulder

Storz Dolorcast

  • Used to treat all of the level 1 conditions
  • Two different treatment heads are available to treat different areas
  • Reaches a low pressure of 1 bar and a high pressure of 4 bar
  • Frequency of up to 15 Hz (this is how many shots are applied per second)

Storz Medical

  • Used to treat all above level 1 and level 2 conditions  
  • Three different treatment heads available to treat different areas  
  • Reaches a low pressure below 1 bar and a high pressure of 5 bar  
  • Frequency of up to 21 Hz

Healthcare with Heart

SIX08 health’s integrated, multidisciplinary team enables us to provide comprehensive and individualized care to our patients.

Nicole Karl
Nicole Karl
Registered Massage Therapist
Taylor Goedhart
Taylor Goedhart
MScPT., BSc.
shane pilling
Shane Pilling
MScPT., BSc.

Shockwave Therapy FAQ

What does shockwave therapy treat?

Shockwave is used to treat acute and chronic pain conditions and successfully treats conditions of the connective tissues. Conditions effectively treated by it include:

Plantar fasciitis
Tennis elbow
Golfers elbow
Shoulder pain
IT band syndrome
Achilles pain
Jumpers knee
Heel spurs

What is the difference between Level 1 and level 2 conditions?

All of our shockwave therapists have taken advanced training specifically to treat conditions with shockwave. Within this advanced training, there are two levels. The first level covers the fundamentals of treating shockwaves and most muscle and joint-related conditions listed above. The second level covers an advanced understanding of how to use shockwaves to treat more complex conditions such as those listed above.

What to expect during your initial appointment?

During your initial appointment, your therapist will take a detailed history and assessment of your primary concern. Once the therapist has a clear understanding of the issue, and whether shockwave is appropriate or not, the treatment will proceed during that initial appointment. The therapist will explain what treatment will consist of, what to expect during treatment, how you should expect to feel after treatment, and any recommended home care or additional resources (stretches, exercises, or additional therapies). Most conditions can be resolved within 5-7 treatments, while some may take longer.

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