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Shockwave Therapy

What is shockwave therapy:

Shockwave Therapy

Our shockwave therapy uses the EMS Dolarclast Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT).   At Studio Athletica, we use the most evidence-based shockwave and is a treatment used in physical therapy, orthopaedics, urology and cardiology. The shock waves are abrupt, high amplitude pulses of mechanical energy, similar to sound waves, generated by an electromagnetic coil or a spark in water. It has emerged as one of the leading treatment options for patients with chronic neck and back pain. Our Downtown Toronto shockwave therapy uses acoustic waves with high energy, when applied to the area causing pain and interacts with tissue, it causes an overall medical effect of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth.  Thus, promoting faster and a more natural way of healing.

Acoustic waves with high energy peak are used in your downtown Toronto shockwave therapy.  The energy waves interact with tissue causing overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration. All the processes mentioned in this section are typically employed simultaneously and are used to treat chronic, subacute and acute (advanced users only) conditions.

The focus of our downtown Toronto shockwave therapy is to provide a non-surgical approach to immediate pain relief and restoration of mobility.  This is accomplished without the use of heavy medications, injections, or painkillers which promotes faster recovery a faster recovery time and a cure for various problems causing acute or chronic pain.

What to expect during your shockwave therapy visit?

The process is simple and causes slight discomfort.  During our downtown Toronto shockwave therapy session, your chiropractor or physiotherapist will use palpation to help locate the exact area that needs to be treated.  A gel will be applied to the area.  The gel is merely to allow the shockwave applicator to move without friction directly on the skin.  To begin your downtown Toronto shockwave treatment, the shockwave applicator is slightly pressed onto the treatment area and then powered on.  Some patients feel a slight tingle or discomfort that is certainly tolerable, more tolerable than the pain they may have already been dealing with due to their injury.  The intensity could certainly be adjusted and discussed with your chiropractor.   The entire session takes only a few minutes however, frequent visits may be needed.

Shockwave Therapy

Common conditions that are treated using shockwave therapy?

  1. Plantar Fasciitis
  2. Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  3. Patellar Tendinitis
  4. Bursitis
  5. Golfer’s Elbow
  6. Tennis Elbow


366 Bay Street, 10th Floor, Toronto ON, M5H4B2, (416)722-3393, Downtown Toronto Shockwave