Shockwave Therapy in Winnipeg
Connect Chiropractic is pleased to offer Shockwave Therapy in Central Winnipeg. Serving the areas of St. Boniface, Norwood, Downtown, Windsor Park, and St. Vital. Shockwave therapy is predominantly used to treat soft tissue injuries ranging from acute to chronic. Many soft tissue adhesions may result from surgeries, athletic injuries, auto accidents, repetitive work stresses, or simply postural stresses over time. The scarring and/or calcification of tendons that my result can restrict range of motion and lead to inflammation and pain. Radial Shockwave Therapy is an effective treatment for a variety of soft tissue conditions that has been developed over the last 20 years.
How does it work?
With Radial Shockwave Therapy a projectile accelerated in the handpiece generates a mechanical pressure wave which is transferred to the body via an applicator head for the purpose of reducing adhesions (scarring) in muscle, ligament, and tendon.
What it is not: It is NOT electrical shocks.
Common Conditions Shockwave Therapy in Winnipeg Treats:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Achilles tendonitis
- Shin splints
- Patellar tendonitis, collateral ligament adhesions, jumpers knee
- Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
- Rotator cuff injuries resulting in calcific tendinosis
- Hip bursitis
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis)
- Adhesions of spinal connective tissue
- Arthritic adhesions of spine and extremities
- Post surgical joint restrictions
- Soft tissue injuries resulting from auto accidents/whiplash
- Injuries of muscles neck and back
Frequently Asked Questions:
It is not particularly painful but can be uncomfortable. Many of our patients describe it as a "hurts so good" type of pain. We use the Zimmer Shockwave Machine with Soft Pulse technology.
In the case of chronic conditions the purpose of Shockwave therapy is to break up scar tissue/calcification in muscle, ligaments, and tendons. The purpose of the treatment is to take a condition from chronic to acute which results in inflammation. This inflammation may result in increased soreness initially but gives the body a chance to heal.
You do not need a referral from your medical doctor.
In some cases your insurance may cover it but we have affordable rates in place to make it accessible for those that don't have coverage.
At Connect Chiropractic in Winnipeg, typically treatments are 10 -15 minutes.
Most treatments plans are 6-9 visits for optimal results at once or twice per week depending on the chronicity of the condition.
Shockwave therapy should not be used if you are pregnant. It should also not be used if you have a nerve disorder, metabolic bone condition, tumor, or infection. It cannot be used on individuals with severe circulatory disorders or who are on blood thinner medication. Your initial visit is an assessment with the doctor at Connect Chiropractic to determine if you are a candidate for shockwave therapy.