Shockwave Therapy by Physiomobility In Toronto

Shock Wave Therapy for Tendonitis, Bursitis, and Chronic Muscle Pain

SWT- Physiomobility Don MillsShock Wave Therapy (SWT) is one of most effective treatments for ongoing ongoing Achilles tendonitis, Tennis elbow, chronic muscle & fascia pain that are not not responding to conventional therapies. Physiomobility Don Mills offers Shock Wave Therapy treatment to our clients in our CF Shops at Don Mills clinic located in North York. If you are not sure that SWT is a good treatment for you, call one of physiotherapists or chiropractors for a free consultation.




Click on links below to get answers to your questions about Shock Wave Therapy (SWT) treatment offered by Physiomobility.

Consider Shock Wave Therapy for a safe and successful treatment which is usually only 3-5 visits. It is an evidence-based, affordable and non-invasive treatment with no side effects.

What conditions can be treated by Shock Wave Therapy?

Shock Wave Therapy is indicated in such conditions after sprains, strains and scar tissue development. Shock Wave Therapy is a very successful minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment for chronic conditions. It accelerates the healing process by causing slight inflammation triggering the body’s natural healing process. To maximize the benefits of SWT, the treatment is commonly combined with manual therapy and exercise. Shock Wave Therapy is a treatment of choice in chronic conditions and is not indicated for acute injuries.

  • Foot and ankle pain and inflammatory conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, and pain, arch, heel, toe pain conditions as well as Morton’s Neuroma, Inflammation caused by Hallux Rigidus
  • Shoulder pain conditions such as Calcified tendonitis causing impingement, Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, Shoulder Bursitis, Frozen shoulder, and other pain conditions
  • Elbow and forearm pain conditions such as Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow and Elbow bursitis as well as overuse syndromes that affect forearm muscles
  • Chronic knee pain and Jumper’s knee
  • There is evidence that Shock Wave Therapy (SWT) accelerates healing in non-union
  • Chronic muscle spasm and treatment of Trigger points
  • Chronic neck and back pain due to whiplash and car or work-related accidents

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How Does Shock Wave Therapy Work? 

The Shock Wave device used by Physiomobility is a BTL-6000 SWT one of the latest technologies in this field. Shock Wave is an intense short burst of energy wave which travels faster than the speed of sound. SWT treatment sessions are short and intensive.

Shock Wave Therapy PhysiomobilityWhen applied to the desired area of the body, the energy delivered is absorbed by the tissue which stimulates the healing process by increasing blood flow to the injured area. Shock Waves can be compared to Ultrasound waves with higher amplitude and are delivered via a projectile by accelerated compressed air generated by an electronically controlled air compressor. Although, in almost all treatments, pain relief occurs shortly after the application of SWT, the goal of this treatment is not pain relief but the injured tissue regeneration.

There is evidence behind the effectiveness of Shock Wave Therapy. It is scientifically proven that it is a FAST, SAFE and EFFECTIVE method of treatment to heal injured tissue and reduce pain.

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Does Shock Wave Therapy have any side effects?

No side effect is associated with the application of Shock Wave Therapy. It is a non-surgical high-intensity highly effective treatment which accelerates the healing of soft tissue. Many reputable medical practitioners Specifically, shock Wave therapy is a non-surgical treatment with no side effects. It accelerates the healing of soft tissue problems and is endorsed by leading medical practitioners such as sports medicine and orthopedic specialists.

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Is Shock Wave Therapy at Physiomobility Covered by insurance?

Shock Wave Therapy offered by Physiomobility is covered by most insurance companies as the treatment is part of a range of treatments provided by chiropractors, chiropodists, and physiotherapists. If you are suffering from chronic pain conditions affecting your life, consider a course of SWT treatment.

Shock Wave Therapy (SWT) offered at Physiomobility is not covered by OHIP

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Does science support the effectiveness of Shock Wave Therapy?

  • 91% Improvement for Calcific Tendinitis – (Journal – JAMA)
  • 77% Improvement for Tennis Elbow – (Journal – Orthopedics)
  • 84% Improvement for Plantar Fasciitis – (Journal – American Journal of Sports Medicine)

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When Shock Wave Therapy can not be used?

Shock Wave Therapy cannot be applied to certain tissues such as eyes, heart, kidneys and the liver. Other contra-indications (not safe to use) include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Blood disorders
  • Blood-thinning medications (Warfarin)
  • DVT (Thrombosis)
  • Cancer
  • Polyneuropathy (neuropathy affecting multiple nerves)
  • Acute injuries and inflammation

Your treating practitioner will perform an assessment and will take a full health history to ensure you benefit from SWT. To find out if Shock Wave Therapy can help you, book a free consultation with one of our providers. We offer packages of 3 or 5 sessions or you would have the option of booking individual sessions.

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Virtual appointments are available and encouraged for those who are at a heightened risk of illness.

We remain focused on our quality of care & our continued commitment to helping our patients feel their best. For further assistance, you can contact us at 416-444-4800 during our opening hours. 

The Physiomobility Team