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Shockwave FAQ’s :


Will shockwave therapy help me?

Most patients with chronic pain problems have been through various unsuccessful types of treatments.  Up to 80% of the same patients worldwide report that shockwave therapy has helped them eliminate their problem.


Does the treatment hurt?

There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area.  However, since the treatment lasts only about 5 minutes, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort.  Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session.


How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments varies depending on the indication and tissue response.  The effect of the treatment is cumulative, so you will typically need more than one treatment.  Very often though, you will experience relief right after the first treatment.


How often will I need the treatment?

Most indications require 3 to 5 treatments which are done 3 to 10 days apart, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.


Will I feel any pain after the treatment?

Most patients will experience an immediate pain relief following the treatment.  However, within 2 to 4 hours after the treatment, they may experience some soreness in the treated area.  This soreness has been reported as tolerable and not limiting.

How much does it cost?

They are integrated as part of a regular Physiotherapy Assessment (115$) or Follow up (90$)

Will my insurance cover me?

The shockwave therapy will be billed as physiotherapy which means your private insurance will cover treatments.  Make sure to check with your insurance company to see if they have a maximum that they cover per session.

How long are the treatments?

The assesssment and follow up times will remain the same (assessments 1 hour, follow ups 30 mins).  The first part of your appointment will be the shockwave therapy with some complimentary hands on treatment for the remaining of the session.

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