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Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal radial shockwave therapy originated in Europe and is used by professional sports teams and high level athletes around the world.

101 OSTEOPATHIC CENTER, leaders in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, are pleased to introduce Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT).

Improvement of circulation and metabolism seems to be one of the most stringent mechanism responsible for muscle relaxation, pain reduction and enhanced healing processes.

What is extracorporeal radial shockwave therapy?

Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy is a series of high-energy percussions to the affected area. The shockwave is a physical sound wave “shock”, not an electric one.

1) Treatment produces an inflammatory response. The body responds by increasing metabolic activity around the site of pain. This stimulates and accelerates the healing process.

2) Shockwave breaks down scar tissue and possibly calcification as well.

3) Transmission of pain is blocked.

Shockwave Therapy used Worldwide to treat:

Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy | 101 Osteopathic Centre | GTA Healer
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis (strained arch)
  • Heel Spurs Tennis Elbow
  • Morton’ s Neuroma
  • Calcific Rotator
  • Cuff Tendinitis
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Bursitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy, Tendonitis
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Jumpers Knee
  • Anterior Tibial Syndrome
  • Stress Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellar Chondropathy
  • Trochanteric Tendonitis

This therapy works without the use of X-rays or drugs; it stimulates the body’s natural self-healing process. There is actually an immediate reduction of pain and improved ease of movement. Secondary effects are minor. Shockwave therapy may also eliminate your need for surgery.

A course of Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) typically consists of four visits – three treatment sessions administered over a three week period after your initial assessment. The painful site is identified and approximately 2000 shockwaves are administered using a hand held applicator in combination with a conductive gel. The process is relatively pain free and can be adjusted for patient comfort. Remember, these are sound “shocks”, not electrical shocks. The treatment lasts between 5-7 minutes. Occasionally a fourth treatment may be indicated.

The response to treatment varies from one individual to another. Many patients experience significant relief after one treatment, while others may require three treatments. The healing with RSWT is a cumulative process; therefore, patients continue to have results weeks after ending their treatment. RSWT produces cellular breakdown and hence a subsequent rebuilding or healing process, for this reason maximum relief is usually felt at the twelfth week after the last treatment.

RSWT has been subjected to more valid scientific study than any other modality in physical medicine. The results far exceed other types of modalities and have been published in numerous well respected medical journals. Here are a few examples:

91% success rate calcific tendonitis of the shoulder

Journal of American Medical Association 2003

90% success rate plantar fasciitis

The Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2005

77% success rate tennis elbow

The Journal of Orthopaedics 2005



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