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Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that utilizes high-energy sound waves to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. It is primarily used to treat musculoskeletal conditions, especially those involving soft tissues like tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that utilizes high-energy sound waves to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. It is primarily used to treat musculoskeletal conditions, especially those involving soft tissues like tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

How Shockwave Therapy Works

Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Shockwave technology delivers strong energy pulses that are applied to the affected area for short periods of time. This stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. In many instances, shockwave therapy treatments, have proven to be effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own.

Shockwave Therapy has been used to treat various conditions, including:

Plantar fasciitis

A common cause of heel pain.

Achilles tendinopathy

A degenerative condition affecting the Achilles tendon.

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

Pain and inflammation in the tendons of the elbow.

Calcific tendinitis

The deposition of calcium crystals in a tendon, causing pain and limited movement.

Shoulder impingement syndrome

Compression and irritation of rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder joint.

Patellar tendinopathy (jumper's knee)

A condition that affects the tendon connecting the kneecap to the shinbone.

Typically permanent relief starts 72 hours after treatment, with a trial of only 3 treatments 7-10 days apart. However, like any medical treatment, it may have potential side effects such as temporary discomfort, bruising, swelling, or skin reddening in the treated area.

The Proof is in the Science

According to double-blind, randomized control studies, shockwave technology reports 91% improvement across a number of treatments.

84%

improvement for plantar fasciitis

91%

improvement for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder

77%

improvement for tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

76%

improvement for Achilles tendinopathy

95%

relief for Myofascial Trigger Point

76%

improvement for patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)

85%

improvement for hamstring injuries

100%

non-invasive

Our Chiropractic Team

Our team of chiropractors are extensively trained in Shockwave Therapy and have helped many patients with their stubborn soft tissue injuries over the years.

Dr. Jennifer Turpin | D.C., B.Sc (Hons.)

Chiropractor, Owner / Operator

Dr. Turpin always knew she wanted to be a health care provider. When she graduated from Memorial University in 1999 with a BSc (Hons.) in Biology she decided to become a chiropractor. 

In 2003, Dr. Turpin graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and returned home to Newfoundland to set up her practice in Gander. In 2020, Dr. Turpin became a Certified Pregnancy and Post Partum Exercise Specialist to help new moms get back to exercising safely and leading active lives. She is very passionate about chiropractic and an active healthy lifestyle. Outside of her chiropractic practice she is a personal trainer, pilates instructor, strength-based fitness instructor and a mom to two beautiful children. She enjoys cooking, hiking, horseback riding, paddle boarding and taking a ride on her dirt bike.

Dr. Philip Browne | D.C., B.Sc

Chiropractor

Dr. Browne graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1993. He resides and practices  in Grand Falls, but Gander Chiropractic is happy to have him practicing with us on Mondays and Wednesdays since 1998. 

His clinical knowledge and experience is a valuable asset to our team. 

Dr. Mark Molloy | D.C., B.Kin.(Hons.), CCAMA

Chiropractor

Dr. Mark Molloy obtained his degree, Doctor of Chiropractic, from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Kinesiology Honours Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Molloy has furthered his education by completing a certificate in medical acupuncture from McMaster University and is a certificant of the Canadian Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

After completing his studies and several years of practice in Toronto, Dr. Molloy now resides and practices in Gander, Newfoundland. Outside of work he plays hockey, is an avid salmon fisherman, cross country skier, cyclist, and recently added stand up paddle boarding to the mix.

Dr. Kara Alexander | B. Kin, D.C.

Chiropractor

Dr. Kara-lyn Alexander is originally from Stephenville, Newfoundland. She attended Memorial University of Newfoundland where she obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2019. Following this, she attended Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where she recently graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. She is also trained in instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, and acupuncture/electro-acupuncture. Dr. Alexander’s goal is to get patients back to doing what they love and feeling their best.

Outside of work, Kara loves to walk her dog, hike, read and spending time with family and friends. Her other love is broomball. Dr. Alexander started playing junior broomball in Stephenville when she was 15, and continued to play for the next 5 years until she went away for her education. She has played recreationally in St. John’s and Ontario over the years, and now with her return to Newfoundland she was able to play in the senior provincials last year with Stephenville. She is looking forward to her upcoming season.

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