Shockwave Therapy in OAKVILLE

Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), is a medical treatment that uses acoustic waves to stimulate healing and reduce pain in certain musculoskeletal conditions. The “shockwaves” used in this therapy are high-energy sound waves that are generated and focused on specific areas of the body.

Our physiotherapist or chiropractors in Oakville will conduct a detailed assessment including history taking and a physical examination to assess your condition and create a treatment plan to address your presenting symptoms.

How many times do I have to come for shockwave therapy before I see results?

The frequency and number of sessions required for shockwave therapy to see noticeable results would vary depending on various factors such as severity of the condition, underlying  health conditions, consistency with doing prescribed exercises, etc. Your therapist will assess you and recommend the number of follow up sessions based on the assessment findings.

Can I choose the specific physiotherapist I would like to see for shockwave therapy?

All our  physiotherapists are trained to perform shockwave therapy but you can certainly choose which physiotherapist you’d like to book. All you need to do is let us know who you’d like to see upon booking. 

Is shockwave therapy beneficial for frozen shoulders?

Yes, shockwave therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of frozen shoulders because it helps increase blood flow to the affected area that’s reducing inflammation and promoting tissue repair. Moreover, shockwave therapy can help break down scar tissue which will help in the flexibility of the joint. There have been many studies proving that shock wave therapy is beneficial in treating frozen shoulders.

Common conditions Shockwave Therapy in Oakville help with:

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (SWT) is a modality used for the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, primarily applied to chronic conditions, particularly those affecting medium to large sized tendons and their insertions on bone such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis.
  • Achilles tendinopathy.
  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis.
  • Lateral epicondylosis (tennis elbow).
  • Medial epicondylosis (golfer’s elbow).
  • Calcific tendonitis (supraspinatus tendon, etc.).
  • Patellar tendinosis (jumper’s knee).
  • Morton’s neuroma.
  • Chronic stress/non-union fractures.

Tips for preparing for your Shockwave Therapy  appointment:

  • Upload or bring to your appointment any relevant medical documents such as X-rays or MRI if any.
  • It is best to arrive a few minutes early for your appointment.
  • Complete the necessary forms before your appointment.
  • Remember to bring your doctor’s note to your appointment if your insurance requires one for billing.
  • Wear comfortable clothing which allows ease of movement
  • Make a list of possible questions you may have as well as a list of medications you’re taking.
  • You may bring a support person if it will help you feel more comfortable.

How to find Shockwave Therapy in Oakville?

Triangle Physiotherapy Oakville is located at 2501 Prince Michael Drive, unit 2 and it’s in the same plaza as Shoppers Drug Mart and Starbucks. The main intersection is Trafalgar and Dundas. There is free parking available.

How do I book an appointment for Shockwave Therapy in Oakville?

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