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Introducing Radial Shockwave Therapy
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Radial Pulsed Wave therapy works without the use of drugs and stimulates the body’s natural self-healing process. There is an immediate reduction of pain and improved ease of movement. Shockwave Therapy may even eliminate your need for surgery.
Before recommending Radial Pulsed Wave (Shockwave) Therapy, our professional team will need to assess your condition to determine if this treatment will benefit you. No two people will respond exactly the same to therapy, even if they share what seems to be a similar condition.
How Does It Work?
A small metal ball (projectile) is accelerated inside the handpiece using electro-magnetic propulsions until it impacts the stop plate. This collision generates a mechanical pressure wave. The wave of energy is transferred to the applicator head which then sends that energy through the body.
Different sized ‘heads’ are on the handpiece applicator depending on the type of treatment being delivered.
The process is often loud, but rest assured that this is normal. The sound you hear is nothing more than the sound generated when the projectile impacts the stop plate in the handpiece.
Who Can Benefit?
Pulsed Waves are used to treat many orthopedic conditions, including:
How Long Will It Take?
Typical treatments last 5 minutes per area that we are treating. In that time we typically deliver about 2000 pulses. Most conditions require multiple treatments spaced several days apart to allow your body to do its natural healing in between sessions.
During your initial assessment our team will evaluate your specific condition to determine how many treatments you will need.
Does It Hurt?
If your treatment is on a “fleshy” area, you are not likely to feel any discomfort at all. Treatments on “boney” regions tend to be more sensitive. Your first treatment may be uncomfortable at first but most patients find it tolerable. As your body heals, you will find each successive treatment easier.
If you are especially sensitive, adjustments on the machine can decrease the discomfort you feel.
We use a device called the Zimmer enPuls specifically because it delivers a patented “Soft Shot” pulse that is much less likely to cause discomfort during treatment.
What Kind of Health Problems Can Be Treated?
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Specializing in Pediatric Conditions including:
Benefits of Physiotherapy for Children
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Welcome Farrow Orthotics to Physiotherapy III
As a client of Physiotherapy III who received custom orthotics please be informed that Farrow Orthotics has replaced the previous provider who is no longer associated with our team.
Farrow Orthotics – owned and operated by Kelly Farrow, is a Canadian Certified Pedorthist and holds a University degree in Kinesiology. Kelly is not new to Physiotherapy III as he held a co-op position with us while a student in the area. Kelly again, is well received by our Team.
Farrow Orthotics brings the same quality custom orthotics that clients of Physiotherapy III have come to rely on with some important changes:
Again, help welcome Kelly Farrow of Farrow Orthotics back home and to Physiotherapy III Ltd. For new orthotics or adjustments to any existing orthotics please call Physiotherapy III (ltd).
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