Welcome to Turning Point Physical Therapy, where we bring you the innovative and non-invasive solution of shockwave therapy in Edmonton.
Are you battling with chronic pain that just doesn’t seem to fade away?
Have traditional treatments left you searching for more effective options?
Shockwave therapy might be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Learn how shockwave therapy can target deep-seated issues, promoting healing from within and offering lasting relief.
Discover the potential of shockwave therapy in treating stubborn conditions like Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis and how it could restore your mobility.
Ready to prioritize your well-being? Schedule your appointment with Turning Point Physical Therapy now.
Generation of Acoustic Waves: Shockwave therapy machines generate high-energy sound waves, which are transmitted through a handheld device directly to the affected area.
Stimulation of Biological Effects: Once these waves penetrate the tissue, they induce several biological effects. One key effect is neovascularization, the formation of new blood vessels. This process enhances blood circulation to the targeted area, bringing essential nutrients and oxygen that are vital for tissue healing and regeneration.
Triggering Cellular Responses: The acoustic waves stimulate the cells that are responsible for the healing of bone and connective tissue. They activate osteoblasts (bone cells) and fibroblasts (connective tissue cells), which are crucial in repairing damaged tissues.
Pain Reduction and Recovery Acceleration: Shockwave therapy disrupts pain mediators, reducing the sensation of pain. It also breaks down scar tissue and calcific deposits, which can be sources of chronic pain. This leads to a decrease in pain and an increase in mobility.
Release of Growth Factors: The therapy stimulates the release of growth factors that help promote tissue repair and reduce inflammation. These factors aid in the recovery of injured tissues and the reduction of inflammation.
Overriding Pain Pathways: Shockwave therapy can interrupt and reset the pain pathways to the brain. By ‘resetting’ these neural pathways, the therapy can significantly reduce chronic pain sensations.
While shockwave therapy at Turning Point Physical Therapy in Edmonton offers significant benefits for many patients, it’s not suitable for everyone. Individuals with certain conditions should avoid this treatment, including those with blood clotting disorders (such as deep vein thrombosis), patients taking anticoagulants, or those with pacemakers. Pregnant women are also advised against undergoing shockwave therapy.
Additionally, it is not recommended for areas with bone growth plates, so children and adolescents may need alternative treatments. It’s also important to avoid using shockwave therapy over tumours or cancerous areas.
Our team conducts a thorough assessment to ensure shockwave therapy is safe and appropriate for each patient, prioritizing their health and safety above all.
Are you ready to experience the innovative approach of shockwave therapy in Edmonton and see firsthand how it can transform your recovery process? Reach out to us at Turning Point Physical Therapy in Edmonton. Our expert team is here to guide you through each step, ensuring a safe, personalized, and effective treatment experience.