Used for decades as an effective way to alleviate chronic pain, shockwave therapy is a popular treatment option at the Royal City Health & Manual Therapy clinic located in the Royal City Centre Mall, New Westminster.
“Shockwave therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment method where high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body,” explains Jeanie Bezdan, co-founder and owner of Royal City Health & Manual Therapy. “It accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to help regenerate damaged tissue.”
At Royal City Health & Manual Therapy, the procedure is administered by a chiropractor or a physiotherapist.
“A doctor referral isn’t usually required,” notes Jeanie, “and we recommend coming for a free consultation before deciding if shockwave therapy is appropriate for your condition.”
Conditions that might benefit from a course of shockwave therapy treatment include tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, stress fractures, jumper’s knee and many more.
“One of our therapists has received shockwave treatments for painful disc symptoms in her back,” Jeanie says. “She reported that it has saved her career. Personally, I have a meniscal tear in my knee and, even though shockwave therapy is not really indicated for this type of injury, I felt immediate pain relief and an increased range of motion for several days after the treatment.”
Jeanie also points to the ample case studies with journal references proving the effectiveness of the therapy for certain conditions.
“While the therapy itself can be uncomfortable,” Jeanie explains, “the relief of painful symptoms can be immediate after treatment.”
The first use of shockwave therapy was in 1971 to eliminate kidney stones. In 1985, the treatment was used to treat ailments in other organs such as the gall bladder, bile duct, pancreas, and salivary glands. Subsequently, trials were completed on treating orthopedic conditions and shockwave therapy is now a common tool for pain alleviation.
“There are no side effects and shockwave treatments are non-invasive,” Jeanie notes. “The technology has been used successfully for decades on millions of people.”
For more information on shockwave therapy or to book a free consultation, call Royal City Health & Manual Therapy at 604.524.4446, email, check out the website, or visit the clinic at Royal City Centre Mall, 210-610 6th Street, New Westminster. Royal City Health can also be found on Facebook.