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Shockwave Therapy in Ottawa

At Ottawa-Carleton Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Center, we understand how bothersome suffering from chronic pain can be. Persistent physical pain can prevent you from carrying out routine tasks, engaging in athletic activities and participating in social events. For this reason, we provide a broad range of non-invasive treatments for addressing different types of physical pain. One of our treatment modalities includes shockwave therapy in Ottawa. This is a non-surgical method of making use of a radial pressure wave, or RPW to stimulate and encourage the body's natural healing process. It is a form of regenerative medicine and can be used to address tendinopathy and other ligament injuries.

Our physiotherapy centre is outfitted with the latest technology to provide you with safe and effective treatments, such as magnetic therapy. Our team includes seasoned physiotherapists who keep up with the newest developments in the industry. We will assess your physical health to make a diagnosis and then provide you with personalized treatments.

Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about the benefits of our shockwave therapy in Ottawa. Apart from this, you can also choose us for massage therapy.

What Is Shockwave Therapy?


Shockwave therapy is a form of advanced treatment and a multidisciplinary procedure used in an array of medicinal fields. The main effects of this treatment are faster pain relief and mobility restoration. Since this is a non-surgical therapy, not requiring painkillers as a part of the process, it becomes an ideal treatment option for those requiring a faster recovery. 

When you choose our expert physiotherapists for shockwave therapy, you can be assured of receiving the highest quality treatment, setting your comfort and satisfaction at the centre. Our physiotherapists have experience in treating professional athletes in a variety of fields. So, you can be assured you are in safe hands. We provide other advanced therapy options such as ultraviolet phototherapy and occupational therapy. If you are looking for reliable physiotherapists in Ottawa, reach out to us.


Conditions Treated by Shockwave Therapy

Our shockwave therapy treats common conditions such as:

  • Achilles tendinitis

  • Calcific tendinitis

  • Connective tissue pain

  • Golfer’s elbow

  • Heel spurs

  • Iliotibial band syndrome

  • Morton’s neuroma

  • Muscle pain

  • Patellar tendonitis (also known as jumper’s knee)

  • Rotator cuff tendinitis

  • Tennis elbow

  • Bursitis

  • Connective tissue degeneration

  • Epicondylitis

  • Heel pain

  • Heterotopic ossification (Myositis ossificans)

  • Joint injuries

  • Muscle injuries

  • Myofascial pain syndromes (also known as trigger points or muscle knots)

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Stress fracture

Want more information on our medical procedures or finance options for your shockwave therapy in Ottawa? Contact us. We help get you rid of your pain!

Benefits of Getting a Shockwave Therapy in Ottawa

Ashockwave therapy largely involves the use of acoustic waves with high energy frequencies which is highly beneficial for long-standing physical conditions. The benefits of getting shockwave therapy include:

  • Shockwave therapy helps in relieving pain of the connective tissues like scar tissue, plantar fasciitis and trigger finger.

  • This therapy helps treat common tendon problems like Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, and patellar tendons.

  • Shockwave therapy acts as a muscle-improving treatment for children and adults.

  • Patients getting shockwave therapy find relief from the pain in trigger points, muscle pain and stiffness.

  • This therapy treats the root cause of the problem and reduces the risk of recurrence in the future.

Got questions about our shockwave therapy services? Get in touch with one of our team members today.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

The powerful and brief mechanical— so, not electrical— energy surges sent through soft tissues at fast, regular intervals have various effects on the blood, cell, nerves and muscle levels. The natural ability of the body to heal is thereby stimulated. Shockwave therapy is used to cause separation in adhesive or scarred tissue, abate muscular spams and diminish pain.


More precisely, shockwave therapy enhances vascularization, essential in the healing process, in localized areas to boost the regeneration of the soft tissue. It also influences the tissues’ cells, making the free radicals release the substance that prevents pain and inflammation. On the muscular level, this treatment helps decrease the contraction in muscles, either tone or spasm, in order to remove knots. Shockwave therapy also positively affects the neurocognitive response to long-lasting pain by acting on the nerves to avoid the transmission of pain stimuli to the central nervous system.


What to Expect from a Shockwave Therapy Session?

After making sure shockwave therapy is adapted to your situation and state of health, our physiotherapist will proceed to the treatment session that lasts up to 5 minutes. You might feel a slight discomfort at the beginning, but this sensation usually fades away rapidly, since shockwave therapy numbs the treated area. Besides, the intensity will be adjusted by your therapist to reduce your discomfort. However, shockwave therapy also assists in provoking inflammation in soft tissue, which is part of the healing process. Our physiotherapists will recommend not applying any cold treatment to the area, or taking anti-inflammatory medicine. In addition, at least three to five sessions are necessary, depending on the severity of your medical condition, with one week between each. Patients generally observe improvement after the first 3 sessions.


Are you wondering whether our shockwave therapy in Ottawa is right for you? We can provide you with an assessment to determine the source of your pain. Based on that, we can make a decision regarding the applicability of shockwave therapy in your case.


How Successful is Shockwave Therapy?

The success rate of this treatment is almost 90%, as consistently proven by research, it is with great pleasure that our physiotherapy clinic offers comforting shockwave therapy to patients in Ottawa. This approach can also be efficiently combined with traditional physiotherapy treatments, as it facilitates and accelerates the recovery period.

Contact Us Today

Not sure if shockwave therapy is right for you? Get advice from our highly-qualified professionals at the Ottawa-Carleton Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Center! Contact us to schedule your next appointment for shockwave therapy in Ottawa.


Our expert physiotherapists can help you get rid of your pains with our effective shockwave therapy in Ottawa.

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