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Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy?

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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.

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There are two different kinds of Shockwave: Focused and Radial


At Vernon Active Health we offer:


Focused Shockwave!


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:

  • Penetrates deeper and is more specific than traditional radial shockwave.
  • Requires fewer treatments than traditional radial shockwave.
  • Stimulates new blood flow to chronically injured tendons, ligaments, muscle and bone which creates new healing potential.
  • Reduces pain by affecting the nerve fibers in and around the injured area.


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.

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Common Conditions treated by Shockwave Therapy:

  • Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs
  • Achilles tendonitis and calcific Achilles tendinosis
  • Patellar tendonitis (Jumpers Knee)
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Greater Trochanteric pain syndrome/Bursitis (hip)
  • Hamstring Tendinopathy
  • Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Scar tissue build up

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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.


Please call 250.545.2468 for an appointment!

3123-31st Ave, Vernon, BC