Rapid Healing and Pain Relief with RPW Shockwave Therapy

RPW (Radial Pressure Waves) Shockwave Therapy is an effective and non-invasive treatment solution for many stubborn musculoskeletal conditions.  With virtually no side effects, this treatment method reduces pain and increases blood circulation to stimulate healing.  By speeding up the recovery process, Shockwave Therapy enables our patients to regain the joy and comfort of natural mobility.

Shockwave Therapy Can Effectively Treat Many Conditions

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Thumb/basal joint arthritis
  • Shoulder tendinitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Calcific tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Shin splints
  • Muscle trigger points
  • Stress fractures
  • Scar tissue treatment

Innovative and Effective

Therapeutic shockwaves were first introduced as a medical treatment for breaking down and eliminating kidney stones over 20 years ago.  A shockwave is an intense but very short energy wave travelling faster than the speed of sound. These pulses are applied to the affected area for a prescribed period of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.

Today, shockwave technology is used on millions of people around the world to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal, neurological, and soft tissue disorders. Treatment sessions usually require 15-30 minutes, depending on the condition(s) to be treated, and most often require 3-4 sessions for optimal therapeutic benefit.  Your health practitioner will custom tailor your treatments to the condition being treated, and may include additional treatment techniques and corrective exercise in conjunction with the shockwave therapy.

Contraindications to Shockwave Treatment

Shockwave Therapy should be avoided in the following circumstances:

  • Over implanted metal devices
  • Bleeding disorders (i.e. Hemophilia)
  • Taking blood thinners (i.e. Coumadin or Heparin)
  • In the presence of bone tumours
  • In the presence of pacemakers
  • Over growth plates in growing children
  • Pregnant patients
  • In the presence of cancer
  • Over neurovascular bundles

If you would like to learn more about shockwave therapy, please contact us!  All of OCP’s chiropractors and physiotherapists are trained in the application of shockwave therapy.