Shockwave Therapy Edmonton

Welcome to Coeur Physiotherapy, your premier destination for shockwave therapy in Edmonton. Our dedicated team of physiotherapists is here to help you achieve optimal health and wellness through advanced treatment methods. If you're struggling with chronic pain or a stubborn injury, shockwave therapy might be the solution you've been searching for. Discover how this innovative treatment can transform your life.

What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive treatment that uses sound waves to promote healing and reduce pain in musculoskeletal conditions. This therapy has gained popularity due to its effectiveness in treating a variety of conditions, from plantar fasciitis to tendinitis.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
Shockwave therapy works by delivering high-energy sound waves to the affected area. These waves stimulate the body's natural healing processes, enhance blood circulation, and promote tissue regeneration. The treatment targets injured tissues, breaking down scar tissue and calcifications, which can lead to significant pain relief and improved function.

Conditions Treated with Shockwave Therapy
We use shockwave therapy to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

1. Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Shockwave therapy helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing in the plantar fascia, providing relief from pain and improving mobility.

2. Tendinitis
Tendinitis, such as Achilles tendinitis and rotator cuff tendinitis, can be effectively treated with shockwave therapy. The treatment helps to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue repair.

3. Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is characterized by pain and tenderness on the outer part of the elbow. Shockwave therapy can accelerate the healing process and relieve pain associated with this condition.

4. Calcific Shoulder Tendinitis
Calcific shoulder tendinitis involves the accumulation of calcium deposits in the shoulder tendons, causing pain and limited movement. Shockwave therapy breaks down these deposits, leading to pain relief and improved function.

5. Patellar Tendinopathy
Patellar tendinopathy, or jumper's knee, is a common overuse injury in athletes. Shockwave therapy promotes healing of the patellar tendon, reducing pain and improving performance.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy offers numerous benefits, making it an attractive option for those seeking pain relief and improved function. Some key benefits include:

Non-Invasive Treatment
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment, meaning there is no need for surgery or injections. This reduces the risk of complications and eliminates the need for lengthy recovery times.

Quick and Convenient
Each shockwave therapy session typically lasts between 25 to 30 minutes, with the first session lasting an hour, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules. Most patients require a series of sessions to achieve optimal results. Your therapist will also build a custom targeted exercise program for you that will optimize the effect of the shockwave treatment.

Effective Pain Relief
Many patients experience significant pain relief after just a few sessions of shockwave therapy. The treatment not only alleviates pain but also addresses the underlying causes of discomfort, promoting long-term healing.

Enhanced Mobility and Function
By reducing pain and promoting tissue repair, shockwave therapy can enhance mobility and improve overall function. This can lead to a better quality of life and increased ability to perform daily activities.

Safe and Well-Tolerated
Shockwave therapy is generally well-tolerated by patients, with minimal side effects. Some patients may experience mild discomfort during the treatment, but this typically subsides shortly after the session.

What to Expect During Shockwave Therapy
At Coeur Physiotherapy, we strive to make your shockwave therapy experience as comfortable and effective as possible. Here's what you can expect during your treatment:

Initial Assessment
Before starting shockwave therapy, our experienced physiotherapists will conduct a thorough assessment to determine if this treatment is suitable for your condition. We will discuss your medical history, symptoms, and treatment goals to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Treatment Sessions
During the treatment session, a handheld device is used to deliver shockwaves to the affected area. You may feel some discomfort during the procedure, but it is generally well-tolerated. Each session typically lasts between 25-30 minutes, depending on the condition being treated, with first session being an hour.

Post-Treatment Care
After the session, you may experience mild redness or swelling in the treated area, which usually resolves within a few hours. It's important to follow any post-treatment care instructions provided by your physiotherapist to maximize the benefits of the therapy.

Shockwave therapy is a powerful treatment option for various musculoskeletal conditions, offering effective pain relief and promoting healing. At Coeur Physiotherapy, we are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients. Whether you're dealing with chronic pain or a recent injury, our experienced team is here to help you get back to your best self. Contact us yo learn more about how shockwave therapy can benefit you.

For more information about our services or to book an appointment online, visit our contact page or give us a call (780) 705-8888. We look forward to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals with our comprehensive services in Edmonton.