Shockwave Therapy in north york

Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses acoustic waves to stimulate healing in various musculoskeletal conditions. It has been widely used in orthopedics, physiotherapy, and sports medicine to address a range of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

Shockwave Therapy is available at Triangle Physiotherapy North York. Our physiotherapist or chiropractor in North York  will assess you and will incorporate Shockwave therapy into the session.

Do I need a doctor’s referral to come for shockwave therapy?

We do not require a doctor’s referral to see you for shockwave therapy but if your insurance requires one for billing for physiotherapy or chiropractic, depending on who you will be seeing for shockwave therapy, then you would need a doctor’s referral dated on or before your first appointment. 

How long does shockwave therapy follow up appointments usually last?

When you book with our physiotherapists or chiropractors for shockwave therapy, the initial session is an hour long which will include assessment and treatment. The follow up is usually a 30 minute treatment session. Within the 30 minutes session, there will be shockwave therapy and possibly some manual therapy, and other techniques your therapist  may incorporate into the session depending on which they feel would be beneficial for your specific condition.

Is shockwave therapy allowed for any body parts?

Shockwave therapy is generally safe for many body parts such as knees, shoulders, hips, feet and back with some exceptions like head, neck, chest, spine and genital organs which are generally avoided. Your therapist will complete a thorough assessment and decide accordingly the specific application based on the assessment findings. It is important that shockwave therapy be done by a registered physiotherapist or a registered  chiropractor to ensure proper and safe application.

Common conditions Shockwave Therapy in North York help with:

Shockwave therapy is commonly used to treat conditions such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Muscular trigger points
  • Calcific shoulder tendinopathy
  • Hip pain (e.g., trochanteric bursitis)

Tips for preparing for your Shockwave Therapy  appointment:

  • It is best to plan ahead of time and double-check the location of your appointment so you can ensure you’ll arrive on time.
  • Make a list of questions you may have.
  • If you have any specific concerns with positioning, let your chiropractor know in advance.
  • If it will help you feel less anxiety you may bring a support person with you to your appointment
  • Complete the necessary online forms before your appointment
  • Gather relevant medical records and bring them to your appointment.
  • Bring your doctor’s note to your appointment if your insurance needs one for billing

How to find Shockwave Therapy in North York?

Triangle Physiotherapy North York is located at 2923 Dufferin Street right by the Lady York Foods. We are located on Dufferin Street, South of Lawrence Ave. Free Parking is available.

How do I book an appointment for Shockwave Therapy in North York?

Click HERE to book an appointment for Shockwave Therapy with a physiotherapist or chiropractor at our North York location.