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
For 10 years I suffered from pain in my neck due to tension. I wasn’t able to turn my head very well . James applied acupuncture and an alignment and it Was 90% better in one treatment. I was in shocked that I had suffered so long with it and it went away so easily. Thank you so much for that James. Also the massage therapist are amazing! thanks to Fiona and Brianna thank You ladies. The only downfall is that it takes two months to get in.
I came in with chronic (pinched) nerve pain in my R hip down to my knee.... I had put up with dull to managable pain for over a year. Then things got worse.. And worse... And it became so painful I couldn't sleep well. Standing and sitting either way was a chore....I saw James...And now I can say, my leg is 80% better and I had best sleep last night in a long while... thank you! Sincerely, BM
I started seeing Elizabeth for pain in my feet ( planters fasciitis ). I thought I would have to live with this pain forever. She proved me wrong. She is very caring and professional and works hard at making me better !! Highly recommend if u are in any kind of discomfort or pain. Don’t live with that .
After leaving another therapeutic centre I found Dr Brittany at Active health care. I cannot say enough for her thorough and continued therapeutic care. After years of physiotherapy elsewhere I have never felt better in such a short time going to see Dr Brittany. Her services have been nothing short of respectful, understanding, knowledgeable and experienced. I totally give thumbs up for her most outstanding professional manner. Thank you Dr Brittany.
Ttreated my nerve pain from my neck with acupuncture relieved me of a lot of discomfort nice friendly staff and service! Like!
James and Elizabeth are amazing!! Acupuncture, massage and a good cracking are putting me back on track.
I walked out straight and free of pain. I also had laser and I am riddled with osteoarthritis he is amazing. I moved here in September and so pleased to be with Active and in great care. I know my husband Allan Punter feels the same way.