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Shockwave Physiotherapy

Why Choose Studio Athletica for Shockwave Therapy?

Studio Athletica is the go-to sports medicine center for your shockwave therapy needs in Toronto. This is because our specialists are very familiar with shockwave therapy and all of its current applications. They stay updated with all of the research and progress to enable them to correctly and successfully treat specific musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

In addition, our physiotherapists, chiropractors, and other specialists provide individualized treatments to all of our patients. This involves a detailed assessment of your condition for a definitive diagnosis, which our specialists use to determine whether shockwave therapy can benefit you. If you’re a good candidate for shockwave therapy, our specialists can combine it with other treatment methods such as exercise, to promote faster recovery.

Studio Athletica has a diverse team of experts. This means that during your treatment and recovery, you’ll have access to highly-qualified specialists who work together to treat the condition affecting your bones, muscles, joints, and other parts of your musculoskeletal system.

Visit us today to receive the most effective and affordable shockwave treatment in Toronto.

What Should I Expect During Shockwave Therapy?

If shockwave therapy can benefit your condition, your specialist will discuss the treatment with you and schedule your therapy sessions. In most cases, only 3-5 treatment sessions performed 7-10 days apart are required to trigger positive tissue response and healing. However, the number of sessions required may be more depending on the state of your condition and treatment response.

During your therapy session, your physiotherapist or chiropractor applies a gel on the area to be treated. This gel helps in the efficient transfer of shockwaves from the applicator to the target region. After the gel application, the shockwave applicator is  pressed against the target area, and the shockwave treatment starts. The treatment takes about 3 to 5 minutes.

If you have any questions about our shockwave treatment in Toronto, feel free to contact us.

Is Shockwave Therapy Painful?

Shockwave treatment is a non-invasive procedure with minimal discomfort. Any discomfort felt during treatment depends on the target area and the current level of pain in that area. Given that the treatment only takes 3 to 5 minutes, most patients can withstand this slight discomfort. The good thing is that the shockwaves’ intensity can be increased or decreased depending on your tolerance.

On the positive side, most patients experience relief immediately after treatment, making the 3-5 minutes of discomfort worthy.

Note that one may experience some slight soreness on the treated area, which is tolerable and subsides after approximately 24 hours.

Is Shockwave Therapy Covered by Insurance?

As an approved musculoskeletal treatment, shockwave therapy is covered by most extended health insurance plan providers. However, one should consult with their insurance company to confirm their coverage details.

For more information on shockwave therapy, please contact us or book an appointment with one of our specialists.