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What Is A Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwaves, used as a physiotherapy treatment can reduce pain and restore mobility from a disease, condition, or sustained injury. Shockwave therapy treatment uses an acoustic wave that is pulsated at a high-energy frequency, directly to the painful or affected area.

Musculoskeletal pain affects your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels.  The pain can be acute (rapid onset) or chronic (long-lasting), which can be localized or widespread, a common type of musculoskeletal pain many of us may experience is lower back pain.  

With the use of shockwave therapy, you can deal with musculoskeletal pain as a whole which returns greater healing rates than from treatments that can only concentrate on one particular element. You can also book radial shockwave therapy in South West Edmonton.

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Quick and easy 

Typically a shockwave treatment session will be between 15-20 minutes with an average of 2500-3000 shocks being emitted in that time.

Little discomfort 

Although most patients do not complain of pain or discomfort, everybody’s pain threshold varies and is also dependent upon the level of injury. If necessary, the range can be adjusted throughout the course to suit.

Less risk 

Any therapy, surgery, or medicines carry risks, but shockwave therapy is an effective treatment that has minimal risks to the recipient. It is non-invasive and does not affect prescribed medications.

Fewer sessions 

Unlike some other therapies, due to their intensity and accuracy, many recipients feel the benefit from the first few sessions. Depending on the severity of the injury; after your initial assessment and indication of your tissue response, we will be able to give you an indication of how many sessions you may need.


Shockwave therapy sounds extensive, and though it definitely is in its delivery, the cost of shockwave therapy is relatively affordable.