Quick, non-invasive treatment for:
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- Knee Pain
- Lower back and Hip Pain
- Tennis & Golfer's Elbow
- Calcific Tendonitis
- Shin Splints
- Morton's Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shoulder & Neck Injuries / Pain
- Muscular Pain
- Scar Tissue Removal
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Calcium Deposits
- Many other soft tissue injuries
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Why Shockwave Therapy
Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy, also known as radial shockwave therapy or ESWT is revolutionizing the management of muscle and tendon disorders. Research shows that shockwave therapy has success rates of 77% to 91%, depending on the condition, which cannot be said for ultrasound or laser therapy. Glenmore Chiropractic has been using shockwave therapy treatments for the past 6 years and is one of the few clinics in British Columbia using this innovative therapy. It has changed the lives of many patients in our office who previously felt hopeless.
Shockwave therapy has been used for three decades to break down kidney stones and has been used in sports medicine since the 1990’s to treat soft tissue injuries, such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, shoulder/ rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel, Achilles tendonitis, runner’s knee, low back injury and many more.
Shockwave therapy is very safe and works by applying, high-energy sound waves to injured muscle, tendon and bone. This may sound like the ultrasound treatment you had at your chiropractor or physiotherapist’s office, but it is quite different. Ultrasound functions to change the way your body perceives pain, whereas shockwave treatments stimulate bone and tendon regeneration, increased blood vessel growth, decrease in scar tissue and tissue adhesions, cartilage growth and a decrease in pain sensitivity in the injured site.
One of the most intriguing effects of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy lies in the treatment of chronic injuries. The body typically needs six to eight weeks to heal an injury, but if the injury is unable to heal correctly the body will conserve resources and move onto something else. This is how our injuries can become so repetitive. The repetition of these chronic injuries leads to the formation of scar tissue, a substance with only 70% the strength of normal tissue, making the area susceptible to re-injury. The shockwave treatment functions to break down the scar tissue, thereby restoring the proper function of the muscle. Breaking down the scar tissue “tricks” the brain into thinking there is a new injury, which results in a “restart” of the body’s healing response.
I know what it is like to have a debilitating injury. There was a point in my practice where I thought about changing careers due to an elbow and shoulder injury. Treating patients with Chiropractic was too painful and after 2 years of various therapies I had all but given up. It was Shockwave therapy that finally treated my injuries. I immediately knew I had to incorporate this into my office and use it to treat so many conditions I could not as a chiropractor.
ESWT is a proven therapy in over 500 clinics worldwide .
Shockwave therapy is not just another tool at our office. I have a passion for its ability and it has become an integral part of my ability to help heal my patients. It has truly been an extraordinary experience helping so many patients with soft tissue injuries and best of all, the results are seen quickly and no down time is required. Visit our Shockwave testimonial page.
Please stop living with these injuries and book a consultation. If you are a strong candidate then we can make a decision together to proceed with treatment.
Glenmore Chiropractic was created with the purpose of bringing chiropractors, massage therapists and the latest in therapeutic technology together to better serve your needs.
Dr. Harris's Hours
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7:45 - 12:00
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