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Thornhill Podiatrist | Thornhill 5 Applications of Shockwave Therapy | ON | The Foot Institute |


Darryl Cohen and Associates
NHD Pod(SA), BSc(Hons)(Podiatric Studies)


441 Clark Ave West
Suite 201
Thornhill, ON
L4J 6W8
(Sobeys Plaza at corner Clark and Hilda)
(905) 886-3965


Lawrence Square Shoppng Centre
700 Lawrence Ave West
Suite 125
Toronto, ON
M6A 3B4  
(416) 787-1381


5 Applications of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy (SWT) cum extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a medical treatment procedure that's designed to send acoustic waves to the injured region(s) within the body. It's hence ideal for use in physiotherapy, sports and orthopaedics medicine. As such, this non invasive technique is able to decrease pain and also, enhance healing. As of today, SWT is being applied in a wide range of medical applications all over the world. The top five applications through which it's being used include: 



Since Substance P, which is a neuropeptide, plays the roles of modulating inflammation and modulating and transmitting communication between the nerves, shockwave therapy comes in handy as it helps in dispersing it so as to enhance histamine secretion. Once it has been dispersed, pain within the affected body parts is reduced. In addition, dispersion of Substance P ends up decreasing one's chances of developing fluid retention or getting oedema.



Other than shockwave therapy in Vaughan being able to enhance the formation of blood vessels within and around the affected area(s), it also stimulates the nerves that transmit pain into the brain. When this happens, the body's healing mechanism is triggered hence leading to instantaneous reduction in pain and faster healing.



This form of therapy helps in increasing blood flow to various body parts/tissues (hyperaemia). Thus, there's more energy to loosen the paths of interactions between myosin and actin as well as the muscles. In the end, tension within and around the affected muscles is reduced thereby leading to lesser pain.



Based on the fact that collagen helps in the providing flexibility and structure to the skin, SWT plays a vital role towards repairing any damaged ligaments within the body. Thus, when this form of therapy is applied, collagen ends up being produced deep into the connective tissues.



Once shockwave therapy has been administered, all of the noniceptive metabolites are removed. This not only leads to an increase in energy source but also an increase in oxygen within the body and a decrease in histamine. At the end of it all, the body's metabolic rate is increased.


In a nutshell, shockwave therapy in Vaughan can be applied in physiotherapy such as in treatment of cervical and back pains, common body trigger points, tendon and muscular disorders. In the case of sports medicine, SWT can be used in reducing the recovery time after an injury. This is made possible by its ability to regenerate and heal the body's soft tissues. Lastly, in orthopaedics, SWT can be used to enhance healing of impaired fractures and treatment of tendonitis and exostoses. 



But, despite all of these benefits, it's worth noting that shockwave therapy may be somewhat painful. What we can't ignore though is the fact that by it being a non invasive treatment technique, it's ideal for treating various tissue and muscle related injuries. What this means is, irrespective of the seriousness of your injuries, you'll will never required to stay in the hospital.

Thornhill Podiatrist The Foot Institute is a poidiatry office providing 5 Applications of Shockwave Therapy, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Thornhill, ON. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Taylor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the L4J6W8 area and surrounding areas in Thornhill