LASER & SHOCKWAVE THERAPY AT THE PERFORMANCE
MEDICINE AND REHABILITATIONS CLINICS
Performance Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics are dedicated to providing world class patient care. We team with healthcare providers to provide patient services in their clinics and under their supervision. All of our activities revolve around our four core principles: integrity, using leading products and technology, collaboration with physicians, and outstanding patient care. While still offering the Performance Orthotics, Bracing and Rehabilitation services, these clinics also specialize in Laser & Shockwave Therapy services.
WHAT CAN SHOCKWAVE/LASER THERAPY TREAT?
Shockwave/Laser Therapy can dramatically reduce the pain associated with many musculoskeletal conditions, and forms of pain associated with soft tissue injuries, arthritis, inflammation and sports injuries including:
EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY (ESWT)
What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)?
ESWT sends a series of sound waves into an injured site on the body. There is no involvement of an “electrical shock”, rather a mechanical force is used. Extracorporeal means “outside the body,” so this is a non-surgical treatment often used for the treatment of chronic pain.
How does ESWT work?
ESWT transmits a mechanical force into the body’s tissue, activating a new inflammatory response (the body’s natural healing process). The new response causes an increase in blood circulation and metabolism at the injury site, jump starting the healing phase of chronic injuries and promoting pain reduction. In effect, the shock waves break up the scarring that has penetrated tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues in the body, and reactivate the body’s natural and pain reducing processes.
CLASS IV LASER THERAPY
What is Class IV Laser Therapy?
Class IV Laser Therapy treatment delivers deep, penetrating photonic energy (light energy) into the affected tissues of the body. Laser Therapy works by energizing damaged cells and increasing circulation to the affected area.
Research shows that chronic conditions respond best to laser therapy because damaged cells accept photon energy better than normal, healthy cells (photobiostimulation). The Class IV Laser therapy treatment gives:
- A fast reduction of pain
- A fast reduction of inflammation
- Accelerated healing
- Improved nerve function
- Increased blood flow
- Increased cell metabolism, and vascular
activity within the tissues
- Accelerated soft tissue and bone repair
- Increased collagen production
- Enhanced creation of new blood vessels
- Improved nerve conduction
- Decreased muscle spasm and pain
Are all laser treatments the same?
No. There are very distinct differences between Class IV and earlier, less powerful, versions of laser therapy. The power of the laser affects penetration, dosage, and treatment times, and a longer treatment time cannot compensate for a weaker laser.
Am I A candidate?
Only a physician who knows your complete medical profile can determine if ESWT/Laser is for you.
Are Shockwave and Class IV Laser Therapy Always Used Together?
In many cases, using these treatments together can often provide better results than using them individually, so they are not always used together. We are one of the few providers to offer these treatments in combination, and have developed proprietary treatment protocols in collaboration with Mt. Sinai Hospital (Toronto). Your doctor will determine what treatment options are best for you.
How Long does treatment last?
The treatment takes approximately 5-10 minutes and would usually be performed once per week over several weeks (or as prescribed by your physician.)
Will I be in pain after the treatment?
It isn't abnormal to experience some swelling, redness, and pain at the treatment, but this usually dissipates within a few hours.
BENEFITS OF SHOCKWAVE AND CLASS IV LASER THERAPY
- No Medications
- Stimulates the body's natural healing process
- In office treatment
- Short treatment time
- Reduces pain
- Virtually no side effects
Performance Medical Group is dedicated to providing world class patient care. We team with healthcare providers to provide patient services often in their clinics and under their supervision. All of our activities revolve around our four core principles: integrity, using leading products and technology, collaboration with physicians, and outstanding patient care.
CLINIC LOCATIONS OFFERING LASER & SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
40 Finchgate Boulevard, Suite 221
Brampton, Ontario L6T 3J1
Ottawa U Sports Med Centre
801 King Edward Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
26 Hospital Drive, Suite LL03
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7C3
Performance Medical Group provides "turnkey" rehabilitation clincs in physican's medical offices. We offer two types of clinics, depending on the needs of your practice: "Performance Orthotics and Bracing" Clinics, and integrated rehabilitation clinics (which provide orthotics, bracing, laser therapy, shockwave therapy and other rehabilitation and support services). If you are interested in learning more, please contact the clinic closest to you.