FAQ – Regenerate Shockwave Therapy

Regenerate Shockwave Therapy

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Regenerate Shockwave Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

How effective is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is highly effective and studies reveal 70- 90 percent success rate.

What should I expect on my first visit?

When you visit Regenerate Shockwave Therapy Edmonton you will be greeted by friendly front staff members who will guide you through any questions you may have. You will then be required to fill out a personal history questionnaire and explain your problem in your own words.

After the paper work is complete, you will meet our physiotherapist. Our registered physiotherapist will assess your condition and provide you with a diagnosis. If you are appropriate for the treatment , you will then learn about the technology and what to expect.

The shockwave treatment usually takes between 20-45 minutes. The feeling of shockwave is often described as a strong and deep vibration. This sensation is actually the sound wave entering the body into the desired tissue!

Although there may be some discomfort, it is usually not described as painful. After the treatment, you will be provided with information on what activities or exercise to perform, modify or avoid.

You will always be provided with all treatment options available for your condition. Patient education is a priority of Regenerate Shockwave Therapy Edmonton!

So relax, and get ready for regeneration!

Are physiotherapists the best practitioners to deliver this advanced medical treatment?

A physiotherapist is a highly trained and skilled medical practitioner who is an expert in body movement, mechanics, and hands on treatment techniques. Physiotherapists are acutely skilled at diagnosing the musculoskeletal system and have extensive training and understanding of the neurological and cardiovascular systems.

Can I continue my stretches and exercise program while doing shockwave?

Your physiotherapist will direct you on activities to perform, modify or avoid.

Who gets shockwave therapy?

Almost anyone can receive shockwave therapy. However, some people are not appropriate for this treatment. This includes:

  1. Patients on anticoagulant therapy (blood thinners)
  2. Malignancy (cancer) in the area to be treated
  3. Active local infections
How long does it take to get results from shockwave therapy?

There is no exact timeline of when patients will begin to respond to the treatment. Although, the majority of patients may begin to feel decrease pain and increase mobility after the first session. Other patients have reported noticing significant changes around the second to forth week after commencing the treatment.

Shockwave therapy is a form of regenerative medicine. This means that it will take time for the body to fully heal from the shockwave treatment. The effectiveness of the shockwave treatment is not fully determined until at least 8-12 weeks following your last treatment.

Typically, after you receive three treatments, you will undergo a healing period where no shockwave therapy will be recommended. During this time, you will follow the advise of your physiotherapist. This may include exercise or rest. It is typically unnecessary to receive more than six treatments without a resting period.

If you require more information on our shockwave therapy protocols, please do not hesitate to contact our office and our physiotherapist will speak with you directly. Please follow the contact us page or click here for contact information.

How does shockwave therapy work?

Shockwave therapy is a form of sound therapy for your cells. These sound waves are aimed into the body and able to communicate with our tissues (muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, nerves, blood vessels) at the cellular level. Although the exact mechanism of action is still largely unknown, there are some important theories to help identify how and why shockwave can be very effective for a wide variety of problems. Shockwave therapy has been shown to decrease inflammation, promote angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), and increase stem cell activity.

Overall, shockwave therapy is a powerful adjunct to physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

What is the difference between radial and focused shockwave therapy?

Please read our blog here for more information. Click here.

Is shockwave therapy safe?

Yes. When performed by qualified medical professionals, such as physiotherapists, shockwave therapy is a safe, well-tolerated and non-invasive medical treatment.

Do you direct bill to my insurance company? Is this covered if i have physiotherapy benefits?

YES, shockwave therapy is covered under physiotherapy and we DIRECT bill to some providers.

Shockwave therapy is covered under physiotherapy if personal health benefits include physiotherapy.

In order to get this coverage, most insurance agencies expect that a registered physiotherapist will administer all shockwave therapy treatments.

If you have any questions regarding coverage you can contact our office.

Regenerate Shockwave Therapy

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 8pm Sat: 8am-6pm

Call Us at 780-705-5774

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