What Is Physiotherapy Shockwave?

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Physiotherapy shockwave therapy uses high-speed pulsations applied to a localized site to break down scar tissue, increase blood flow and change the biochemistry of an injured or inflamed site.

Physiotherapy shockwave induces micro-trauma to restart the tissue repair process. It also accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue.

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Shockwave therapy can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions you may experience.  When shockwave therapy is combined with your physiotherapy visits, it can help reduce your pain and speed healing by reducing of scar tissue, increasing blood flow to the area, promoting tissue regeneration, and healing acceleration.

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chiropractor niagara falls


During your shockwave session at our Niagara Falls clinic, your professionally trained WIN Physiotherapist, will select the intensity, depth and duration of your physiotherapeutic shockwave treatment. Your WIN Physiotherapist will decide on either a radial or focused device for your treatment based on your treatment plan.

Depending on the modality, you may hear a “clicking” sound during your treatment; this is the shockwave bubble imploding, creating a second series of shockwaves. Some patients may experience slight discomfort during their treatment, depending on the area(s) treated.  This discomfort is likened to a mild aching or pulsating sensation.  Your physiotherapist will communicate with you to ensure you are tolerating your treatment well.


When included in your treatment plan, shockwave therapy will be used in combination with manual therapy, education and proper load progression exercises (depending on your individual diagnosis and goals).

This can help to accelerate recovery progression, decrease pain, and aide in healing injured/affected areas.  It promotes protein and growth factor synthesis which aids in collagen and tissue repair.

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chiropractor niagara falls


Shockwave therapy can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, but the research shows the highest efficacy in treating calcifications and tendinopathies.  These include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendinopathies: Achilles tendinopathy, Patellar tendinopathy, Tennis elbow, Golfers elbow, etc.
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Calcific tendinopathy
  • Bursitis
  • Shin Splints (Medial tibial stress syndrome)
  • Scar tissue


When shockwave therapy is offered by a professionally trained health care provider it is safe.

Your WIN Physiotherapist will take a complete history and assess any reasons why physiotherapeutic shockwave may or may not be right for you.

They will discuss what to expect and any risks you need to know about.  They will only offer physiotherapy shockwave if they think it’s the best fit for you.

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chiropractor niagara falls


The frequency of your visits and how often you need shockwave therapy really does come down to you – your health concern, your individualized plan and your overall state of health.  Your WIN Physiotherapist will alway assess your need with each visit and will share with you the treatment plan so you understand how often you will benefit from receiving physiotherapy shockwave therapy.

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We are one of the few Canadian health clinic professionally trained in offering this Direct Current Therapy.  It provides a functional and neurological approach to faster healing, injury rehabilitation and high athletic performance.

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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy uses high-speed pulsations applied to a localized site to break down scar tissue, increase blood flow and change the biochemistry of an injured or chronically inflamed site.

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We will discuss your musculoskeletal health concerns and find out what obstacles are part of what you are experiencing. For example, what may have caused this in your everyday life, or if you had an injury.  We will talk about what makes your symptoms better or worse.  We will also talk with you about other factors that may be contributing to the concern, like previous injuries, surgeries, medications or trauma.


We will assess your movements and any limitations you have.  We will use specific testing to find out what part of your anatomy is not working properly.  These movement assessments are an important part of our approach. They help us determine which chiropractic therapies would work best for your situation.


You will receive an individualized treatment plan that is the best fit for you.  Chiropractic treatments aim to improve the function of an area of the body so you can move better and feel great.  We will work with you to provide an understanding about the goals of your treatment, the area it is helping and what benefits to expect.  We will guide you along your path to better health so you can reach your health goals.

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Life is about thriving, enjoying each day, doing what you love and living life to the fullest.  As time passes, if you’re like most, you want to keep moving, feel strong and continue to feel great.

This is how WIN Health Performance Centre – one of Niagara’s largest multidisciplinary health clinics – can help you.

At WIN Health you will find a number of health professionals – Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, a Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Massage Therapists – to help you in your health.

With 20 years of service to the Niagara Region, we know how important it is for you to stay healthy to feel great in your life and contribute to a healthier community!

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At WIN Health Performance Centre, we believe in helping you discover how you can keep your body moving well and feeling great.  The WIN Health providers will take the time to talk with you, assess your specific concern and explain the connections within their body.  You will receive a plan that is all your own and ongoing comprehensive care.

Through innovative treatments you will receive the professional care you need to address an ongoing health concern or prevent one from happening.

If you are struggling with a local health concern, or what to be proactive in your health to prevent health concerns, we will guide you to transform your health.

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