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Shockwave Therapy

Dr. Avery was one of the first practitioners to use Shockwave Therapy in Northern York Region. He has been providing Shockwave Therapy since 2008. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment, free of side effects that promotes the accelerated recovery of injured soft tissue, bone, and joints.  The treatments help by regenerating healthy tissue in areas that have become damaged, injured or scarred.

A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. The therapy sessions are also short and typically provide successful relief of chronic pain and restores mobility. Permanent relief typically begins about 72 hours following a treatment

Conditions that can be treated by Shockwave Therapy

  1. Plantar Fasciitis
  2. Achilles Tendinopathy
  3. Tennis Elbow/ Golfer’s Elbow
  4. Jumpers Knee
  5. Morton’s Neuroma
  6. Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  7. Bursitis
  8. Trigger Point Therapy
  9. Non Healing Ulcers
  10. Non Unions
  11. Stress Fractures
  12. Scar Tissue Treatment
  13. Hallux Rigidus
  14. Tendonitis

Medical Studies Success Rates

  • 91% improvement for Calcific Tendinitis ( Journal of American Medical Association 2003)
  • 77% improvement for Tennis Elbow ( The Journal of Orthopedics’ 2005)
  • 90% improvement for Plantar Fasciitis ( Journal of Orthopedic Research 2005)

New Medical Advances

  • Promising results in promoting the recovery of non-healing ulcers
  • A non-invasive surgical solution that accelerates the recovery from injured tissue

Scientific Evidence

  • In 2007, the American Journal of Sports Medicine published two articles on the effectiveness of shockwave therapy on the treatment of Jumpers Knee (patellar tendonitis) and Achilles tendonopathy with a 75 percent success rate. Moreover, Dr. Gerdesmeyer’s latest publication, and abstract, shows an 84.8 percent success rate for plantar fasciitis. The same cannot be said for other popular therapies.
  • many physicians believe Shockwave should be used prior to taking drugs or receiving steroid injections because it is safer. Certainly it should be considered prior to undergoing surgical treatment.
  • two excellent papers were published on the success of Shockwave in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. When combined with exercise, Shockwave showed a 75 percent success rate with patellar tendonopathy and a 76 per cent success rate for the treatment of Achilles tendonopathy.

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