What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is a form of non-invasive treatments used on a variety of musculoskeletal conditions that helps promote accelerated recovery from injuries, especially muscle and joint pain in areas where major connective muscle tissues attach to your bones. Shockwave therapy works by sending short pressure wave into an injured area to help breakdown scar tissue and relieve pain by stimulating growth of new tissue. Research has shown that shockwave therapy can stimulate new blood vessel growth which can lead to the growth of new muscle, tendon, and bone. In some cases, it can be used to help fractures align better and properly heal. We offer the latest in shockwave therapy techniques to help our patients.

How can Shockwave Therapy help me?

Shockwave Therapy, available at Mountainview Health & Wellness, offers a non-invasive and effective solution for addressing a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. By delivering high-energy acoustic waves to targeted areas of the body, Shockwave Therapy stimulates the body’s natural healing processes. This therapy can help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue regeneration, making it beneficial for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and calcific shoulder tendinitis. Additionally, Shockwave Therapy can improve blood circulation and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, further enhancing the healing process. With its ability to provide relief from chronic pain and promote tissue repair, Shockwave Therapy offers a safe and efficient option for individuals seeking to improve their quality of life and regain function.

What to expect from a shockwave therapy treatment?

Our physiotherapists complete an assessment to determine if you can benefit from shockwave therapy. Treatments are usually 1-2 times per week and may cause temporary tenderness, soreness or swelling. This is normal and will subside shortly after your treatment.

At Mountainview Health & Wellness shockwave therapy is used to treat ailments in many different areas of the body, such as the:

  • Foot – Morton’s neuroma, Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, heel spurs
  • Knee – Jumper’s knee, Patellar tendonitis, knee and shin pain
  • Elbow –Medial epicondylitisor golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow
  • Shoulder – Rotator cuff tendonitis & calcification
  • Hip – Trochanteric bursitis, hip pain
  • Back – Muscle, lumbar and low back pain
  • Muscles – Various trigger points throughout the body and muscle tension
  • Bones – Stress fractures, non-union’s (delayed bone healing)

How can shockwave therapy help me?

  • Quickly reduces pain
  • No medication is needed
  • No surgery or anesthesia
  • Limited side effects
  • No risk of allergies
  • Accelerates healing
  • Effective for chronic conditions


Shockwave Therapy offers a cutting-edge and non-invasive solution to alleviate pain and promote healing, helping individuals regain mobility and improve their overall quality of life.