shockwave therapy

  • How Shockwave Therapy Transformed My Practice

    I have been in practice for 7 years as a chiropractor and through that time I have learned and adopted a variety of therapies to help my patients. By far one of the most beneficial tools I have used is shockwave therapy. 

    Shockwave therapy uses acoustic sound waves applied to the injured area. These sound waves penetrate the body, helping to improve blood flow, enhance cellular function, promote collagen growth and stimulate the natural healing process. 

    Shockwave has proven to be particularly useful when managing chronic musculoskeletal injuries. I have helped many patients struggling with stubborn rotator cuff tendinopathies, tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, or muscle trigger points, find long-lasting relief with only a few shockwave sessions. 

    The treatment itself is quick, lasting for about 3-5 minutes and patients typically require 3-4 treatments. The effective nature of this technique can drastically reduce the number of visits needed, thereby providing a very cost-effective option for chronic issues.

  • Radial Shockwave Therapy: 5 Evidence-Based Benefits

    Hi, I'm Dr. Nicole Barry, a chiropractor at Energize Health. I'm excited to share with you some remarkable insights into the world of radial shockwave therapy and its incredible benefits. As a Calgary based chiropractor dedicated to helping my patients achieve optimal health and wellness, I have been successfully using shockwave therapy in my practice for over 5 years. I have witnessed firsthand the transformative effects of shockwave therapy and, in this blog, I will provide you with an overview of this cutting-edge treatment and back up its advantages with peer-reviewed research.

    What is Radial Shockwave Therapy (RST)?

    Radial shockwave therapy (RST), also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) or simply "shockwave", is a non-invasive treatment modality that utilizes high-energy acoustic waves to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Think of an opera singer who can break glass with their voice, or a sonic boom when a military jet flies by: these are more common examples of the power of acoustic wave. With shockwave therapy, specific frequency acoustic waves are delivered to targeted areas of the body, where they stimulate the body's natural healing processes and can help provide relief from chronic pain and discomfort.

    Now, let's dive into 5 of the science-backed benefits of Radial Shockwave Therapy: