Shockwave Therapy

How does Shockwave work?

To simplify shockwave, it’s essentially a wave created by an impact.  Clapping your hands would be an example of a small shockwave.  The Shockwave applicator has a barrel in the handle with a metal bullet inside of it that shoots back and forth at a rapid pace hitting a steel head.  The impact of this creates a strong focused shockwave that is applied to your skin and sent deep down into the affected tissue.

This shockwave then creates microscopic damage to the applied tissue which in turn promotes a stronger healing response.  Essentially it generates new blood supply to the area drastically speeding up the tissues ability to heal and recover.

Conditions Treated with Shockwave Therapy

  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Jumpers Knee
  • Achilles Tendonopathy
  • Trochanteric (Hip) Bursitis
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Shoulder Calcific Tendonitis
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Shin Splints
  • And much more

Medical Studies Success Rates

  • 90% Improvement for Plantar Fascitis-foot pain (Journal of Orthopedic Research 2005)
  • 91% Improvement for Calcific Tendonitis (Journal of AMA 2003)
  • 75% Success rate for Patellar Tendonopathy (American Journal of Sports Medicine)
  • 77% Improvement for Tennis Elbow (The Journal of Orthopedics’ 2005)
  • 75% Success rate for Achilles Tendonopathy (American Journal of Sports Medicine)

Not all shockwave machines are the same. Mint Health only use the Storz Medical Shockwave machine which is the world leader in Shockwave therapy with many of the successful studies based on the results of their machine.

Contact Us

330 Bay Street, Suite 509
Toronto, ON. M5H 2S8

Phone (647) 812-6245