We are now offering Shock Wave Therapy at Oceanwalk Pedorthic Clinic in Nanaimo.
For the past 20 years, Shock Wave Therapy has been used, with great success, as an effective and non-invasive treatment of a number of chronic musculoskeletal conditions including:
A Shock Wave is a longitudinal acoustic wave travelling with ultrasonic speed in the water of the body tissue. This single pressure pulse with a short needle-like positive spike of less than 1 microsecond.
Shock Wave Therapy works to disrupt chronic pain by introducing a healing shock into the system which promotes increased vascularity, stimulates tissue healing, reduces calcification in the tissues, increases local anti-inflammatory products and inhibits pain receptors to achieve pain relief.
Researchers have shown that the local delivery of Shock Wave Therapy stimulates the early expression of angiogenesis-related growth factors, including endothelial nitric oxide synthase, vascular endothelial growth factor and proliferating cell nuclear antigen. As such, it results in new vessel in-growth that improves blood supply, increases cell proliferation and accelerates tissue regeneration and healing.
Based on this research, we recommend a progressive Shock Wave Therapy protocol in the treatment of these chronic conditions and clients are seen once visit per week for 8 weeks in order to get the best outcomes.
Contact us to learn more about Shock Wave Therapy or to book an appointment today.
Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.