True Shockwave & Flashwave® Therapy for Chronic Pain

If you’ve been taking medication for chronic pain, or are considering surgery as a treatment, consider Shockwave Therapy as a potential alternative.

The root cause for many chronic pain sources is in scar tissue, circulation issues and tissue or nerve damage that interferes with healing and cell regeneration.

True Shockwaves™ and Flashwaves® work by disrupting and removing any tissue that should not be present, such as scar tissue, while simultaneously stimulating new blood vessel growth (angiogenesis) to the impacted tissue at the cellular level. As a result of treatment, tissue responds with better range of motion due to fewer restrictions and overall improvement in circulation to the area, and stem cell activation triggers the regeneration of healthy new tissue.

Many clients experience significant reduction in their chronic pain after their first treatment, and unlike other modalities, results of True Shockwave™ and Flashwave® therapy usually don’t require ongoing treatment beyond the initial plan of 3 to 6 sessions. Every individual is unique, and we will work with you on your journey to being pain-free.

True Shockwave™ Therapy for Chronic Pain Relief

True Shockwaves™ (also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy or ESWT) are acoustic (sound) waves that reach deep into the tissue, and can immediately provide pain relief and mobility restoration while stimulating regenerative muscle and tissue healing at the cellular level.

An extracorporeal shockwave is a true shockwave, in physical terms. Initially used for breaking up kidney stones (lithotripsy). After kidney stone treatment, it was noted that extracorporeal shockwaves were stimulating an increase in density of nearby bones without causing any hard to healthy cells. Through research, it was discovered that the shockwaves could stimulate stem cell growth and trigger a healing response in many different applications—making them ideal for many root causes of chronic pain, including:

  • Joint Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Bone Spurs
  • Bursitis, Fasciitis and Tendinitis
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Symptoms of Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis & MS

Extracorporeal shockwaves travel up to 12.5cm deep into the body with no loss of energy and can penetrate tissues up to 20cm deep with some energy loss. As a result of the accuracy, depth and low impact at application, True Shockwave™ Therapy is excellent for the treatment of chronic tendinopathies, complex muscular pain, bone fractures, shoulder and knee injuries, open wounds and other conditions that cause chronic pain.

Flashwave® Therapy for Chronic Pain Relief

Flashwaves® are the latest evolutionary leap in extracorporeal shockwaves, with each impulse carrying a greater number of joules per shock than any other extracorporeal shockwave device presently on the world market. The Flashwave® applicator has a larger focal zone, providing a treatment that is more precise and more comfortable overall.

All Flashwaves® are shockwaves; however, only specialized shockwaves are Flashwaves®. Because of the energy carried with each ‘flash’, this technology has been specifically indicated for complex musculoskeletal pain and conditions and many other sources of chronic pain.

True Shockwave™ or Flashwave®? No need to wonder.

Our therapists will assess your situation and formulate a True Shockwave™, Radial Pressure Wave or Flashwave® treatment plan appropriate for achieving the most effective and lasting results.

What our patients are saying

Jodi Harty - Bone Fractures
Patrick Couture - Frozen Shoulder