Radial Shockwave Therapy produces a “shock wave”or Radial Pressure Waves by using a precision ballistic mechanism. Kinetic energy is produced by the handpiece of the Shockwave machine, which is applied to the ailing part of the body. The kinetic energy is then converted into sound energy, and this acoustic pulse is transmitted into the tissue to be treated. These acoustic pulses are classified as radial pressure waves, or more commonly as “Shockwaves.” These waves travel through the tissue, which creates a therapeutic effect, allowing for an increase in metabolic activity at the injured tissue, altering the structural and chemical activity of the injured tissue, and accelerating or “jump-starting” the healing process.

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Conditions most effectively treated by Shockwave Therapy

Plantar Fasciitis
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Patellar Tendonitis(Jumpers knee)
Hip Bursitis
Shoulder Bursitis
Achilles Tendonitis
Muscle Strains
Rotator Cuff Injuries(tendonitis)
Shin Splints
St. Albert Chiropractors


How many treatments will it take to make me feel better?

Shockwave Therapy usually works quite quickly. Usually within 3 treatments your ailment/injury should be solved. In very advanced cases, at most 5 or 6 treatments may be needed.

Does Shockwave Therapy hurt?

Unfortunately this can be true. Shockwave Therapy is not meant to be like a relaxing massage. While there are some patients who report no real pain when receiving Shockwave Therapy, typically while the treatment is happening you may experience a pain anywhere from 4/10 to 8/10 on a pain scale. We will however always be communicating with you to see where you're at with pain tolerance while being treated. And, can absolutely decrease the intensity of the treatment if needed.

Is Shockwave Therapy covered by my insurance company?

Yes. If your extended benefits coverage plan includes Physiotherapy or Chiropractic, we are able to bill Shockwave Therapy to your insurance plan. And, yes, with most insurance companies we do direct bill for your convenience.

How much does Shockwave Therapy cost?

Again, usually most ailments need 3 treatments. So, we charge $390.00 for 3 treatments, and $130.00 per additional treatment afterwards (if more then 3 treatments are needed. Or, we charge $150.00 per one treatment.

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