Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a modality used in physical therapy, orthopaedics and sports medicine for the treatment of common musculoskeletal conditions. Acoustic waves generated by the shockwave trigger biological effects which lead to faster and long-term healing and regeneration of the tissue. Shockwave therapy (SWT) covers a wide range of indications, including upper and lower extremity tendinopathies, greater trochanteric pain syndrome, medial tibial stress syndrome, patellar tendinopathy, plantar fasciopathy (plantar fasciitis). Scientific support on shockwave therapy can be found here.
OrthoCanada in partnership with Shockwave Training Canada provides clinical training for therapists and clinic owners interested in understanding how to incorporate SWT in their practice.
OrthoCanada is the Canadian manufacturer representative for BTL Physiotherapy, a world leader in the R&D of shockwave therapy devices. The BTL 6000 Series is one of the most powerful and sophisticated shockwave machine available in Canada for physical therapy. For more information on shockwave therapy equipment, how they work, how to do preventative maintenance you can communicate with our biomedical specialists in Vancouver, Waterloo and Ottawa-Gatineau.