Shockwave Therapy

Plantar Fasciitis

Treat with Shockwave Therapy - Sherwood Park

Struggling with plantar fasciitis? Our Sherwood Park shockwave therapy offers effective relief. Say farewell to foot pain and reclaim your stride. Book now for lasting comfort!

45 min | 60 min | 90 min | 120 min


Plantar Fasciitis - Shockwave Treatment


30 min | 45 min | 60 min

What to expect during your Shockwave Therapy appointment:

If you have sustained an injury or suffer from pain related to an ongoing concern, Shockwave Therapy is the right service for you.

Your treatment will begin with a short assessment which will include ROM testing. Your massage therapist will go over your health history and any issues you want to address. You may or may not be asked to fully or partially undress to your personal comfort level and lie under the linens on the table.

Your therapist will do a thorough assessment including ROM (range of motion) testing and palpation of the soft tissues. A probe is placed on the skin after a gel is applied to help conduct the shock waves. High or low energy waves may be used. High energy waves may cause some discomfort. The shockwaves cause the body to produce an inflammatory response – helping your body heal.

You may experience some discomfort during the treatment, but it should not be unbearable. It is important to maintain a dialogue on your comfort levels so your therapist can adjust the intensity of the shockwaves to ensure your comfort. The treatment itself may only take part of your appointment time. If that is the case, your therapist may incorporate therapeutic massage techniques they deem beneficial for the additional time. Your therapist is trained to identify the source of your issue and treat it as needed.

After the treatment, t’s important to drink plenty of water to help flush out any toxins that were released. Your therapist may also provide you with some aftercare advice, such as remedial exercises, stretching or self-massage techniques to help facilitate your rehabilitation and progress. A return date for your treatment plan will also be suggested to keep you on track.

Other things you should know about your Shockwave Therapy appointment:

If you’re planning on getting Shockwave Therapy, here are some important things to keep in mind:

  1. Arrive early: It’s a good idea to arrive a few minutes early to your appointment. This will give you time to fill out any necessary paperwork and get settled in before your treatment begins.
  2. Avoid heavy meals: A full stomach can make it harder for you to relax and may interfere with the treatment. However, an empty stomach can leave you light headed. Try to eat a light meal an hour or two before your appointment.
  3. Drink plenty of water: It’s important to stay hydrated before and after your treatment. Drinking plenty of water can help flush out any toxins released and help prevent soreness.
  4. Dress appropriately: Depending on the type of treatment you have scheduled, you may or may not need to undress to some extent. It’s best to wear loose fitting or “athletic” clothing that you are able to move freely in. Your therapist will instruct you on what should be removed to facilitate the best possible treatment. Always undress to your personal comfort level.
  5. Communicate with your therapist: During your appointment, make sure to keep an open dialogue regarding any discomfort or areas of tension you are experiencing. This will help them make adjustments as needed to ensure that you are getting the most benefit from your treatment.
  6. Take it easy after your appointment: It is important to give your body time to rest and recover after treatment. Avoid intense physical activity or exercise immediately after your treatment and allow your body time to relax and recover.
  7. Follow any post-treatment instructions: Your therapist may provide you with specific instructions or stretches to do after the treatment to help with recovery. It is important to follow these instructions to get the greatest overall benefit.

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Whether you’re recovering from an injury or in dire need of a new workout recovery method, our experienced and registered massage therapists are ready to guide your path toward success.

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Whether you’re recovering from an injury or in dire need of a new workout recovery method, our experienced and registered massage therapists are ready to guide your path toward success.

History of Shockwave Therapy:

Shockwave Therapy was introduced in 1982 and has been used since the 1950s. Originally for breaking up gallbladder and kidney stones, it is now used for musculoskeletal conditions such as heel spurs, tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis. It is particularly useful in chronic tendonitis cases, with low-energy acoustic waves promoting faster healing and tissue regeneration

Research has shown few side effects and positive results for acute pain conditions. However, it should not be used in certain conditions. Shockwave Therapy is a non-surgical intervention that can speed up recovery and treat various conditions.

Frequently Asked Question


Shockwave Therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses low-energy acoustic waves to promote healing and pain relief in various musculoskeletal conditions.

Shockwave Therapy works by sending low-energy acoustic waves through the skin to the affected area, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process. This results in increased blood flow, regeneration of tissue, and reduction of pain.

Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat various musculoskeletal conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, tennis elbow, tendonitis, and more. It has shown to be particularly effective in chronic tendonitis conditions.

While Shockwave Therapy is generally safe, there may be some mild side effects such as bruising, swelling, or discomfort at the treatment site. It is not recommended for individuals with nerve or circulation disorders, infection, or certain bone disorders and conditions. It is important to discuss any potential risks with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing the treatment.


DEFINITION – What does Plantar Fasciitis mean?

Plantar fasciitis is localized inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament which runs along the sole of the foot. The plantar fascia is the largest ligament in the human body. It resembles a bowstring, stretched taut under the plantar region (sole) of the foot.

Plantar fasciitis is normally the result of repetitive strain, affecting people who run or walk often or over long distances without the proper footwear. Less frequently, plantar fasciitis can be caused by a single heavy blow to the ligament. This is a common injury among novice skydivers. In both cases, tiny tears (called micro tears) appear in the ligament at the site where it attaches to the heel bone.

Sufferers of plantar fasciitis often complain of intense heel pain, generalized foot pain, stiffness, and tenderness along the bottom of the foot. Pain is often increased due to the emergence of heel spurs, and sharp bony growths that appear at the inflamed joint. It can be very difficult to walk and climb stairs.

BREAKING DOWN – Plantar Fasciitis

Diagnosing plantar fasciitis is fairly simple. The condition presents tenderness along the edges of the sole with a sharp pain at the inside arch of the heel. Other conditions that could have similar symptoms such as a fracture or tumor can be ruled out with x-rays. Often too, the cause of the injury is clear as in the case of a skydiver landing incorrectly.

Once plantar fasciitis has been determined as the cause of pain, your doctor will prescribe a basic regimen of ice application to cut the inflammation and reduce the pain. Medications may be indicated as well in cases where inflammation is excessive, normally in the form of ibuprofen pills or cortisone injections. Stretching exercises and localized massage can also be helpful. The general intent is to reduce inflammation and prevent re-injury. For the latter, doctors normally recommend the purchase of custom orthotic devices to place within shoes, or at the very least, footwear with well-cushioned soles.

In cases where standard treatments have no effect, surgery may be necessary, though this is quite infrequent. More often than not, with proper care, plantar fasciitis resolves itself in a matter of days or short weeks.