Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy in Ottawa, ON

Shockwave therapy in Ottawa, ON, is a growing treatment for physical conditions that may not respond to typical therapy methods. This method can be used in physical therapy, sports medicine, and orthopedic cases to repair common musculoskeletal issues. At Ottawa Health: Performance and Rehabilitation, we offer shockwave therapy near you to improve long-lasting chronic pain.

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a clinically proven device that delivers shockwaves from compressed air with a moving projectile within the applicator to stimulate metabolic reactions within your tissues. Shockwave has also been well-researched to reduce pain felt by nerve fibers and increase blood circulation at the surrounding tissues and activate cells for the body’s healing process. The force of shockwaves are so powerful that similar procedures are used to break down calcium deposits and even kidney stones. 

Our Swiss-made Dolorclast Shockwave System

At our multidisciplinary health clinic, we use the Swiss-made Dolorclast Shockwave system by EMS Medical. Although it is more expensive than other shockwave therapy devices, this system provides significant and effective results, which is why we chose it. In fact, most published studies regarding shockwave therapy use the same device we do! 

Who Benefits from Shockwave Therapy?

Several conditions are frequently resistant to traditional treatments in physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Shockwave therapy is beneficial in helping patients, both athletes and non-athletes, with a range of these conditions, including:

  • Chronic tendinitis 
  • Plantar fasciitis & heel spurs
  • Tendinopathy in the shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Shin splints

Chronic tendinopathy, in particular, with its localized pain and detriment to tendons, is often difficult to treat with traditional methods. However, research has found that shockwave therapy can be considered if a patient’s chronic tendinopathy doesn’t respond to typical therapies or is treatment-resistant.

We will assess your condition to determine whether shockwave therapy is beneficial for you and then set up a protocol to fit your needs. If you are suffering from any of the conditions mentioned above and wish to try the innovative treatment, we have a viable solution for reducing pain and stimulating healing.



For more information about shockwave therapy near you, contact our team at Ottawa Health: Performance and Rehabilitation.

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    We also provide physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment, Sports therapy & injuries prevention and rehabilitation services to residents of the following locations in Ottawa, ON