Shockwave Therapy in Niagara Falls, ON

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is a medical device used to treat and relieve the pain associated with soft tissue conditions such as tendinitis and heelspur.

This innovative Extracorporeal Shock Wave (ESW) Therapy System has provided pain relief in up to 90% of the patients treated in European health centres and is now available at the S.C.A.P. Chiropractic Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Unlike other therapies, the low energy treatment does not require a hospital stay or visit, invasive surgery or anesthesia.

What sports injuries can be treated with shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy can treat a wide variety of sports injuries, such as:

  • Tennis Elbow: Pain on the outer part of the elbow from overuse.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Heel pain caused by inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot.
  • Achilles Tendinitis: Pain and inflammation in the Achilles tendon at the back of the ankle.
  • Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee): Pain and inflammation in the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone.
  • Shin Splints: Pain along the shinbone, often from running, especially long distances
  • Hip Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae, the small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near your hip joints.
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis: Pain and inflammation in the tendons of the shoulder.

Shockwave therapy helps by sending sound waves into the injured area, which can reduce pain, improve blood flow, and speed up healing.

How long does a shockwave therapy session usually take?

Shockwave therapy sessions are usually quite short. Each session usually lasts about 15 to 20 minutes.

Most people usually need around three to five sessions, spaced about one week apart.

A qualified therapist doing ESWT Shockwave Therapy on a patient.