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Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy

radial shockwave therapy bone calcification
RST machine in Ottawa
plantar fasciitis

Extracorporeal Radial shockwave therapy uses high-energy sound waves, not electric energy, to gently transmit through the surface of the skin to effectively heal tissue. The body responds to these waves through increased cell activity around the injured site. This immediately stimulates and accelerates tissue healing.


Indications: Shockwave Therapy used Worldwide to treat: 


  • 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


Success Rates:

1.      90% improvement for Plantar Fasciitis ,  Journal of Orthopedics Research 2005

2.      91% improvement for Calcific Tendintis,   Journal of American Medical Association 2003

3.      77% improvement for Tennis Elbow,   The Journal of Orthopedics 2005                   


Shockwave therapy is performed by our chiropodist and by our certified shockwave therapist.

Heel Pain (Plantar FASCIITIS)


Indication: generally chronic, painful inflammation under the heel bone

Medical history: stress-related, acute pain in sole of foot directly under the heel bone. Circumscribed pressure pain at the attachment of the aponeurosis, somewhat medioventrally from the heel bone stress point.

Cause: spur-like bone extension at the bottom of the calcaneal tuberosity at the attachment of overstressed tendons and aponeurosis fibres (plantaris muscle) or with inflammation (e.g. rheumatic pain), one or both sides.

(Sources: EMS and Pschyrembel 256th edition]) 

Shoulder Pain (Rotator cuff tendopathy with and without calcification)


Indication: painful movement restriction of the shoulder at the tendon attachment

Cause: Ophases of tendinitis with reactive calcareous deposits at the tendon attachments, primarily at the supraspinal muscle and the infraspinal muscle.

(Sources : EMS and Pschyrembel [256th edition])

Tibial Edge Syndrome (Shin splints)


Indication: stress pain at the edge of the shin

(Sources : EMS and Pschyrembel [256th edition])

Tennis Elbow ( epicondylopathy)


Indication : painful inflammation of the tendon attachment at the elbow

Medical history: often with strong pressure pain at the common originating region of the extensor muscle of fingers and the radial extensor muscle of wrist or as epicondylitis of the humerus (known as bowler's elbow) with pressure pain at the originating zone of the common extensor muscle of the fingers and the superficial flexor muscle of the fingers.

Cause: continuous stress and microtrauma causing tearing at the tendons.

(Sources : EMS and Pschyrembel [256th edition])

Patela Tendopathy


Indication: stress pain of the apex of the patella, in part stress-dependent, increased pain when climbing stairs or jumping

Cause: Insertion tendinosis in the region of the attachment of the patella ligament to the apex of the patella

Synonyms: jumper´s knee, apicitis patellae, patella apex syndrome

(Sources : EMS et Pschyrembel, 256e édition)

Achilles Tendopathy


Indication: change to the Achilles tendon above the attachment generally caused by inflammation

Medical history: pain in the area of the Achilles tendon

Cause: excessive stress, incorrect stress with special rotations, use of spikes (often combination of multiple causes)

(Sources : EMS and Pschyrembel [256th edition])