Shockwave Therapy in Edmonton | Granville Physiotherapy

Shockwave Therapy in Edmonton

Shockwave Therapy in Edmonton

Shockwave Therapy in Edmonton | Granville Physiotherapy

Shockwave Therapy in Edmonton

Shockwave Therapy in Edmonton | Granville Physiotherapy

Shockwave Therapy – Unleashing the Power of Sound for Your Recovery

Welcome to Granville Physiotherapy, your trusted destination for cutting-edge shockwave therapy in Edmonton. By leveraging the power of sound waves to facilitate healing, shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and highly effective treatment for a range of musculoskeletal conditions. We are dedicated to providing quality shockwave treatment to help our patients relieve pain, restore function, and recover faster.

Understanding Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a revolutionary treatment method that uses high-intensity sound waves to interact with the tissues of the body. This interaction stimulates the body’s natural healing processes by increasing blood flow, accelerating cellular metabolism, and promoting the formation of new blood vessels. These factors contribute to faster tissue regeneration and repair, providing relief from pain and other symptoms.

What Conditions Can Shockwave Therapy Treat?

Shockwave therapy is effective in treating a wide range of conditions. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Calcific Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Jumpers Knee (Patellar Tendonitis)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Hip Pain (Trochanteric bursitis and Hip osteoarthritis)
  • Scar Tissue Treatment
  • Bone Healing
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Our Approach to Shockwave Treatment

At Granville Physiotherapy, our approach to shockwave therapy is patient-focused and evidence-based. Our skilled physiotherapists perform a thorough assessment to determine if shockwave therapy is the right fit for you. The procedure itself is quick, typically taking about 10-15 minutes, and does not require any anesthesia.

How Shockwave Therapy Works

The process begins when the shockwave device is applied to the area of concern. The device delivers a series of high-energy impulses to the targeted tissues. These impulses are not electrical but mechanical, transferring energy from the device through the skin and into the tissues.

These sound waves have several effects on a cellular and structural level:

The shockwaves stimulate the body’s natural healing response, including the creation of new blood vessels in the treated area. This enhanced blood flow brings more oxygen and nutrients to the damaged tissue, promoting healing.
Fibroblasts are cells that produce collagen and other structural fibres. When these cells become calcified, they can cause pain and impede normal function. Shockwaves can break down these calcifications, restoring normal function and relieving pain.
Collagen, a vital protein for tissue repair, sees increased production due to the therapy. This aids in the mending of damaged structures and strengthening of tendons and ligaments.
The shockwaves can stimulate the release of certain biochemicals in the body that inhibit pain and decrease inflammation.
By inducing a force on the tissues, shockwave therapy can stimulate the metabolism of cells, facilitating quicker tissue repair and healing.
By inducing a force on the tissues, shockwave therapy can stimulate the metabolism of cells, facilitating quicker tissue repair and healing.
Through these mechanisms, shockwave therapy can relieve pain, promote healing, and restore normal tissue function, thereby improving quality of life.

Complementing Traditional Physiotherapy

Shockwave therapy can be a standalone treatment, but it also complements traditional physiotherapy methods effectively. Incorporating shockwave therapy into a comprehensive treatment plan can enhance outcomes and speed up recovery.

Your Safety is Our Priority

Shockwave therapy is a safe procedure with minimal risks. However, at Granville Physiotherapy, we leave nothing to chance. We adhere to strict safety protocols and ensure the treatment is as safe and comfortable as possible. Only after careful assessment is shockwave therapy included in the treatment plan.

While shockwave therapy is an effective and safe treatment for many conditions, it is not suitable for everyone. Here are some situations where shockwave therapy may not be appropriate:

It is not recommended for pregnant people, especially treatments that target the back, abdomen, or pelvic regions.
By releasing muscle tension and increasing flexibility, dry needling can enhance your range of motion and overall mobility.
Dry needling can accelerate the healing process, making it an excellent treatment option for injury recovery and post-surgery rehabilitation.
Athletes can benefit from dry needling to boost performance, prevent injuries and speed up recovery after intense training sessions.
Dry needling can work synergistically with other treatments like physiotherapy and massage therapy, enhancing overall treatment effectiveness.
Shockwave therapy should not be applied over bone growth plates in children and adolescents who are still growing.
Dry needling can work synergistically with other treatments like physiotherapy and massage therapy, enhancing overall treatment effectiveness.
Dry needling can work synergistically with other treatments like physiotherapy and massage therapy, enhancing overall treatment effectiveness.
It’s important to note that this list is not exhaustive, and the suitability of shockwave therapy is determined on a case-by-case basis. At Granville Physiotherapy, we prioritize your safety and well-being and will work with you to choose the right treatment options for your specific situation.

Insurance Coverage for Shockwave Therapy

Many insurance providers offer coverage for shockwave therapy. Still, it is important to check with your specific insurance company to understand the extent of coverage and any particular requirements or limitations.

Reimagine Your Recovery with Shockwave Therapy

At Granville Physiotherapy, we’re all about using cutting-edge technology to expedite your recovery process. Our shockwave therapy service in Edmonton is a testament to that commitment. We prioritize your comfort, safety, and successful recovery throughout your entire treatment journey. With Granville Physiotherapy, you can trust that you are in capable hands. If you’re living with a painful musculoskeletal condition and want to explore the potential of shockwave therapy, get in touch with us today.