SHOCKWAVE THERAPY COST
A common questions we get is what is the cost of a shockwave therapy treatment. In Canada, extra-corpeal shockwave therapy cost varies from clinic to clinic. Prices can be determined by the region, type of shockwave equipment, expertise of clinic, and cost of clinical maintenance. Prices can vary from $100-$300 depending on some of the above.
WHAT THINGS TO WATCH WHEN DECIDING CLINICS?
Often, patients call and ask what to look out for when deciding which clinic to attend. Below will be some good questions to ask the clinic you are choosing to pursue treatment with.
WHAT TYPE OF SHOCKWAVE UNIT WILL YOU BE TREATED WITH?
There are two types of shockwave therapy equipment that are available. This includes Focus Shockwave and Radial Shockwave.
WHAT IS THE BEST BRAND OF SHOCKWAVE?
There are many great radial shockwave therapy devices. Most clinics have radial radial shockwave. And it is essential that you are receiving a high quality machine that is able to treat effectively. Typically, brand names are best, and no name brands tend to be less effective and may not be approved by Health Canada.
WHAT IS RADIAL VS. FOCUS SHOCKWAVE ?
Radial shockwave is actually a pressure wave that shoots a sound wave out of the applicator. This sound wave is produced by a bullet projecting down a tube and striking a metal applicator. This technology is perfect for smoothing muscle and knots and treating superficial tissue.
Focus Shockwave is a deep penetrating sound wave that is able to penetrate structures like the hip joint and deep hip muscles. Due to its generation, it is able to also treat small joints effectively as well. It can easily target deep structures and can treat bone effectively.
WHO SHOULD PERFORM THE TREATMENT
Due to the potential side effects, only qualified health care professionals should administer this treatment. Clinicians, such as physiotherapists are well equipped with medical training to safely and effectively administer this treatment.
Focus shockwave therapy carries the greatest side effect if placed over the lung or gut. Always ensure your therapist is highly qualified to be carrying out this medical treatment.
IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY COVERED?
All of your treatments will be completed by a registered physiotherapist. You will be assessed, diagnosed and treated if appropriate.
COST OF SHOCKWAVE AT REGENERATE SHOCKWAVE CLINIC?
For both Radial and Shockwave Therapy Combined we have the following fee schedule.
New Assessment and Treatment $200.00
Treatment Ortho $150.00
Mens Health Shockwave $250.00