Kootenay Health Services - Snowflake


Since 1996

How Shockwave Therapy Works

Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods 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. In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own.

Shockwave Therapy

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

There are numerous benefits from shockwave therapy.
• Non-Surgical
• No Side Effects
• Accelerated Healing
• Ease Of Use
• Affordable
• Covered By Most Insurance Companies

The beneficial effects of shock wave therapy are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments. The therapy eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life.

Examples of Treatable Conditions

• Treatment Of Tendinopathies
• Hamstrings
• Myofascial Trigger Points
• Achilles Tendinopathy
• Bursitis
• Hallux Rigidus
• Non-Healing Ulcers
• Tendonitis
• Scar Tissue
• Jumpers Knee
• Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Non Unions
• Shoulder Pain
• Tennis Elbow
• Patellar Tendonitis
• Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spur
• Shin Splints
• Stress Fractures
• Enhancement Of Bone Healing
• Muscle And Connective Tissue
• Activation With V-Actor®

Evidence Based Success Rates

• 91% Improvement for CalcificTendinitis (Journal – JAMA )
• 77% for Tennis Elbow (Journal – Orthopedics)
• Greater than 80% for Hamstrings (American Journal of Sports Medicine)

Why Shockwave Canada

• Health Canada/FDA Approved
• Number One Machine Worldwide
• Most Powerful Machine
• Only Shockwave Canada Devices are in Teaching Institutions