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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

At Bodhi Canmore, we understand that persistent pain and lingering injuries can significantly impact your quality of life. That's why we're excited to offer Integrated Shockwave Therapy, an innovative, non-invasive treatment that can be a game-changer if you've been grappling with stubborn pain that resists traditional methods of treatment. Ideal for chronic conditions like tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and other repetitive strain injuries, Shockwave Therapy is a revolutionary step forward in pain management and physical rehabilitation.

45 minute session ........... $144

 

While most clients experience pain reduction of 40 - 50% after the first treatment, a

minimum of 3 shockwave sessions, ideally spaced one week apart,  is recommended to experience maximum benefits. Some conditions may require 5-8 sessions. Marc will discuss your treatment plan with you during your first visit. 

WHAT IS
SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses acoustic waves to target and rejuvenate affected areas. Its standout feature is its ability to penetrate deeply into tissues, effectively reaching and healing regions where manual therapy alone may not suffice. These acoustic waves stimulate the cells responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. By promoting increased blood flow and stimulating cellular regeneration, Shockwave Therapy accelerates the healing process, helping your body repair damaged tissue more efficiently.

More than just a pain relief method, Shockwave Therapy works at a cellular level. It activates the body's natural healing processes, including the release of growth factors and the suppression of inflammation-causing compounds. This dual-action approach not only alleviates pain but also addresses the root causes of musculoskeletal conditions, leading to more sustainable recovery outcomes.

MASSAGE & SHOCKWAVE

AN INTEGRATED APPROACH:

At Bodhi Canmore, we offer Integrated Shockwave Therapy, a unique combination of advanced Shockwave Therapy and traditional massage techniques provided by our RMT Marc Achtemichuk. This integrative approach not only targets deep tissue issues but also enhances relaxation and circulation through massage, leading to more effective healing and pain relief. It's an ideal choice for those seeking a comprehensive treatment for musculoskeletal conditions.

WHAT DOES SHOCKWAVE TREAT?

Regenerating Healthy Tissue

Reducing Scar Tissue

Reducing Fascial Restrictions

Treatment of Deep & Superficial Trigger Points

Shoulder Pain

Chronic Back Pain

Tendonitis

Tennis Elbow

Epicondylitis

Spastic Muscles

Plantar Fasciitis

Heal Spurs & Other Calcification

Other Repetitive Strain Injuries & Chronic Pain

SHOCKWAVE FAQs

Is shockwave therapy painful?

Contrary to what its name might suggest, Shockwave Therapy is not a harsh procedure. Most clients describe the sensation as mildly uncomfortable, but far from painful. The level of discomfort depends in part on the person and the location of their injury.

How many sessions will I need?

A minimum of three sessions is recommended, ideally spaced one week apart. Some conditions may take 5-8 sessions to experience maximum benefits. 

Is there any downtime after treatment?

There is typically no downtime required after Shockwave Therapy. Patients can usually return to their normal activities immediately.

Are there any side effects?

​Side effects are generally minimal but may include mild soreness or swelling in the treated area, which usually subsides within a few days.​

Is shockwave covered by insurance?

Integrated Shockwave Therapy can be claimed as a massage therapy session under most insurance plans, as it is performed by Marc, a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). Shockwave Therapy is utilized as a tool within the massage session, aligning with the services covered by many insurance providers. 

Who shouldn't have shockwave therapy?

While Shockwave Therapy is beneficial for many, it's not suitable for everyone. Please note the following conditions where this treatment should be avoided:

  • Circulatory or nerve disorders: complications can arise in these cases.

  • Presence of Infections, bone tumours, or metabolic bone conditions.

  • Open wounds or tumours: affected areas should not be exposed to the therapy.

  • Pregnancy.

  • Blood-thinning medications: increased risk of bleeding and bruising

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