Shockwave Therapy Vancouver

Shockwave Therapy is a great alternative to treatments when chronic issues arise! Not getting much help with chronic shoulder / rotator cuff injuries and plantar fasciitis? This may help!

Shockwave Therapy Vancouver

Shockwave Therapy in Vancouver: Your Path to Pain-Free Recovery

At NW Rehab, we specialize in Shockwave Therapy, a cutting-edge, non-invasive treatment that’s effective in managing chronic pain and promoting faster recovery from various injuries. This therapy is particularly beneficial for conditions that have not responded well to traditional treatments.

Our Shockwave Therapy Services Include

  • Targeted Pain Relief: Directly addressing the source of chronic pain, ideal for conditions like plantar fasciitis and tendonitis.
  • Accelerated Healing: Stimulates the affected area to promote tissue regeneration and faster healing.
  • Non-Invasive Approach: Offers a surgery-free option for pain relief and recovery.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Customized therapy plans to meet your specific needs and recovery goals.

What to Expect

Why Consider Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is an innovative treatment option for those seeking relief from chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions. At NW Rehab, we specialize in this non-invasive therapy, known for its efficacy and safety. Our experienced chiropractors and physiotherapists are skilled in performing this therapy, ensuring personalized care and attention.

Initial Assessment
45 min
Subsequent Treatment
30 min
Subsequent Treatment
15 min

For more information on how Shockwave Therapy can benefit you, or to book an appointment, visit our clinic. Let us help you take the next step towards pain-free living and improved physical health.


Delve into our comprehensive responses addressing frequent inquiries about our specialized shockwave therapy services.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is non-invasive non-surgical modality that creates short bursts of acoustic wave pulsations and allows for accelerated healing and advanced repair of injured tissues. Shockwave therapy arose from the concept of breaking down kidney and gallstones through low energy wave pulsations in a non-invasive way. The penetration allows micro-cavitation bubbles to arise, and these bubbles help stimulate bone and connective tissue healing.

What type of Injuries can this help with?

Chronic Injuries such as stubborn tendinopathies, such as rotator cuff injuries, achilles tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, can be assisted in healing the shockwave therapy. Patients with calcific issues such as calcific shoulder tendinopathies and bone spurs are great candidates for shockwave treatments. Chronic muscle pain or tightness can also be loosened up with shockwave therapy.

What are treatments like?

Upon history and physical evaluation by a chiropractor or physiotherapist, it is recommended to come in 1-2x/w for 3-6 weeks, depending on the condition and response to treatment. Other treatments such as soft tissue therapy will be done during treatment. Slight discomfort from the penetration of the probe on muscles can be mitigated with lowering the setting of the machine. There are very limited side effects with shockwave therapy. Some conditions that are contraindicated include: circulation or nerve disorder, infection, bone tumour, or a metabolic bone condition. It cannot be applied to any open wounds or tumours or during pregnancy pregnant.

How can I book in?

You can book online at or give us a call at (604)875-9779 to see if your injuries would benefit from shockwave therapy.

How Does Radial Shockwave Therapy Differ from Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy?

Radial shockwave therapy is a form of shockwave treatment that differs significantly from Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT). While both are used in physical therapy and pain management, their methodologies and applications vary.

Radial shockwave therapy generates shockwaves using a pneumatic system, where the waves are transmitted from the surface of the skin and spread out radially into the body’s tissues. This technique is especially effective for treating superficial musculoskeletal conditions, such as tendinitis, heel spurs, or tennis elbow, as the shockwaves can effectively target and treat areas closer to the skin’s surface.

In contrast, ESWT focuses on generating high-energy shockwaves outside the body, which then are directed to deeper tissues. This makes ESWT particularly suitable for treating conditions such as kidney stones and deep musculoskeletal issues, where a more penetrating wave is needed.

Is Shockwave Therapy Utilized in Sports Medicine for Athletes with Chronic Conditions?

Shockwave therapy is increasingly popular in sports medicine for treating athletes with chronic conditions. It accelerates recovery, reduces pain, and is often combined with manual therapy for comprehensive treatment.

Can Shockwave Therapy Be Effective for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Shockwave therapy has shown promising results in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. It helps in relieving pain and improving function by reducing inflammation and promoting blood flow to the affected area.

How Quickly Does Shockwave Therapy Work to Alleviate Pain?

Many patients experience mild soreness immediately after treatment, but significant pain relief and improvement in the inflammatory process are often observed within a few sessions.

What Should I Expect After a Shockwave Therapy Session?

After a Shockwave Therapy session, patients often experience an immediate reduction in pain and improved mobility. However, it’s normal to have some mild soreness in the treated area, similar to what you might feel after a vigorous workout. This soreness typically subsides within a day or two. We recommend avoiding strenuous activities for a short period post-treatment to allow the body to heal effectively. Most patients report a progressive improvement in their condition within a few weeks following the treatment, with optimal results observed after a series of sessions.

How Soon Can I See Results from Shockwave Therapy?

Many patients experience a noticeable reduction in pain and improvement in function after just a few sessions. However, the exact time frame for noticeable results can vary depending on the severity and nature of the condition.

Is Shockwave Therapy Painful?

Most patients do not find Shockwave Therapy painful. Some may experience a mild discomfort during the treatment due to the intensity of the acoustic waves, but this sensation is typically well-tolerated. The intensity can be adjusted to ensure patient comfort throughout the session.

Can Shockwave Therapy be Combined with Other Treatments?

Yes, Shockwave Therapy can be effectively combined with other treatments such as physiotherapy, chiropractic care, and soft tissue therapies. Combining treatments can often enhance the healing process and provide a more comprehensive approach to pain management and recovery.

Can Shockwave Therapy Treat Chronic Inflammation in Musculoskeletal Conditions?

Yes, shockwave therapy is effective in treating chronic inflammation associated with various musculoskeletal conditions. It aids in reducing inflammation and promoting the body’s natural healing process.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Promote Healing in the Treatment Area?

Shockwave therapy works by sending acoustic waves to the treatment area, stimulating blood vessel formation and enhancing blood circulation. This process helps in forming new blood vessels and accelerates the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

What Are the Key Benefits of Shockwave Therapy?

The benefits of shockwave therapy include pain reduction, improved mobility, faster healing of chronic conditions, and reduced reliance on anti-inflammatory medications.

If you have further questions or if our FAQs didn’t cover your concerns, please reach out to us directly. We’re here to assist you.