The birth of acoustic shock wave technology was in the early eighties, when a kidney stone was disintegrated by a shock wave; with the creation of the lithotripter used in hospitals around the world. In the nineties the technology was modified to be used for intense stimulation of tissue to repair a remarkably wide range of musculoskeletal issues such as frozen shoulder or calcification, knee issues, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis to name a few.
A prominent Toronto orthopedic surgeon at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Dr. Alvi (along with other doctors and health professionals throughout Canada) often avoid resorting to surgery by treating patients with SWT technology.
Six million SWT treatments annually, in 121 countries globally pretty much says it all, however, notably, in the last 10 years, over 300 articles and abstracts have been published regarding the efficacy and high success rate of SWT.
Many randomized controlled trials showed that SWT is safe and effective for treating hamstring tendinitis, Achilles tendinitis, jumper's knee, tennis elbow, and calcific shoulder tendonitis to name a few.
To assess whether or not you would be suitable for Shockwave Therapy, please contact us at 705-422-0224
"Regular exercise is really important to me and I have had a chronic high hamstring injury that was not improving with the routine stretching/strengthening/ultrasound and acupuncture! I took the plunge, trying Shock Wave Therapy and was surprised to see that after 7 treatments (about 10 min each) and I continued to do my home stretching and strengthening programme that I have significantly improved! I am now able to walk (even run!) up stairs without difficulty, bend forward on one foot and have resumed jogging and biking."
Dr. Jennifer Young