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?
You will be first be greeted by our patient care coordinator and we will guide you through any questions you may have. Before you meet your physiotherapist, patients will complete a personal history questionnaire.

After the medical history form is complete, our clinical assistant will bring you into the clinic. Our Registered Physio will meet with you too discuss any problems and concerns. Primarily, the Physio will assess your condition and diagnose the problem. 

A treatment plan will be created and discussed to meet the individual need of each patient. 
Are physiotherapists the best practitioners to deliver this advanced medical treatment?
A physiotherapist is a skilled medical practitioner who is an expert in exercise, body movement and rehabilitation.
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:
Patients on anticoagulant therapy (blood thinners)
Malignancy (cancer) in the area to be treated
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. However, many patients feel immediate relief from pain.

Shockwave therapy is a form of regenerative medicine. This means that it will take time for the body to heal from the shockwave treatment.
How does shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave therapy sends short blasts of energy into your cells and tissue.

These sound waves break down inflammation, remove scar tissue and increase muscle strength.
What is the difference between radial and focused shockwave therapy?
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Is shockwave therapy safe?
Yes. When performed by medical professionals it is a safe 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 billed under your physiotherapy benefits.

If you have any questions on your coverage you can contact our office to confirm.