NON-INVASIVE SHOCKWAVE THERAPY PROCEDURES
MC Rehabilitation and Wellness is one of the leading providers of shockwave therapy in Fort St. John, BC. We believe that everyone should have access to quality services and at the same time, be given the option to choose from different packages. That is why we made shockwave therapy more affordable when availed together with athletic therapy and chiropractic sessions.
Shockwave therapy has been highly regarded in the medical field because of its effectiveness in treating several conditions like Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis or heel pain, tennis elbow or golfers elbow, patellar tendonitis, iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS), trochanteric hips pain, trigger point therapy and other types of health conditions affecting the joints. Research proven to have a success rate of about 70% to 80%, it may not be recommended for all individuals but this rate only shows that shockwave therapy was able to help many patients where other types of therapies failed.
What exactly is shockwave therapy and how why is this now becoming a therapy of choice? Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive procedure that helps in the speedy recovery of certain tissues in the body. When your body is damaged, chronic inflammatory processes take place. Shockwave therapy converts these processes into acute inflammatory process, signalling the body to start healing itself. This is usually done in five minutes with therapy sessions scheduled every over three weeks. The procedure does not require injections, making it a bit uncomfortable but more bearable than a traditional surgical procedure.
Shockwave therapy uses high-intensity sound waves. After these are sent to the body, beneficial changes take place – new blood vessels form, chronic inflammation is reversed and tissue growth is encouraged. Some patients have reported positive results right after the first treatment. Most patients felt better after 3 months. If treatment if carried on for up to a year, condition will keep on improving. Patients are advised to steer clear of anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen after treatment because these halt the effects of shockwave therapy. If pain becomes unbearable for the patient, paracetamol or cocodaomol is allowed.
You can learn more about shockwave therapy by visiting the Shockwave Canada Inc. website.