Shockwave Therapy (SWT) is an extremely effective and non-invasive solution to the pain and impairment caused by chronic, overuse injuries. It works by passing shock waves, an intense but short energy acoustic wave that travels faster than the speed of sound into the tissues.
Shockwaves are used in medicine to break apart kidney stones in a process called Lithotripsy. Therapists also use shockwaves to break apart unwanted calcium deposits and the hardened, twisted/tangled bands (myofascial adhesions) which develop in muscles, tendons, and ligaments, responsible for so many painful conditions. Constant shockwave action begins breaking apart the bands, stretching the affected fibres, and allowing fresh blood to invade regions where normal circulation was absent.
Over 80% of patients treated have experienced a significant reduction in pain or are completely pain-free.
There are two different kinds of Shockwave: Focused and Radial
At Vernon Active Health we offer:
Not only is Vernon Active Health the only Focused Shockwave provider in the Okanagan Valley, we are also the only clinic to provide a licensed Kinesiologist to supervise exercise as part of the shockwave protocol to help you get stronger.
Focused Shockwave has shown 20 years of scientific evidence for the following:
Thousands of medical research studies have shown shockwave therapy to be between 80-90% effective at treating stubborn chronic conditions such as those listed below.
Common Conditions treated by Shockwave Therapy:
Vernon Active Health provides a tracking program (Physitrack) so you can monitor your progress.
Vernon Active Health provides a complimentary followup in order to assess your final outcome.
Having pain with holding a coffee cup, lifting your shoulder, pain on the bottom of your foot or your Achilles tendon when walking or running? Make an appointment today.
3123-31st Ave, Vernon, BC