We are hosting multiple workshops across Canada for any and all healthcare professionals who are interested in learning more about shockwave therapy but aren't quite ready to commit.
Please note that all workshops are being offered in English.
These workshops are run by Rosen Kolev PT M.SC. & Razi Khaddage, B. Eng
Introductory Training Outline
Shockwave Training Canada provides education for Canadian healthcare professionals, universities, clinics and hospitals on the use and clinical application of radial shockwave therapy treatments and applications.
Our training can be tailored to specific clinical needs such as treatment protocols, conditions, contraindications, improving patient outcomes and more.
We will be happy to work with you to schedule a group session where you will learn how shockwave therapy can help improve patient outcomes.
Topics covered include
• Shockwave therapy (SWT) terminology
• Difference between Focus and Radial SWT
• Understanding the parameters
• How the acoustic wave is created
• What affects depth of penetration
• Compressor vs Electromagnetic Radial SWT
• Routine maintenance
• Physiological effects
• Custom protocols and patient grouping
• Applicator positioning
• Testing for an acoustic pulse
• Therapy demonstrations
• Return on Investment
Ask about our Shockwave Therapy Trial
Program by calling 1-800-561-0310 ext 790,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment used by physiotherapists and physicians to treat musculoskeletal conditions that have resulted in persistent pain ( > 3 months) and lost mobility, and which have been resistant to conventional treatments, such as lateral epicondylitis, patellar tendinitis, or plantar fasciitis. It is a safe and effective treatment. Most people experience relief after only a few treatments - they are pain free, with mobility restored and are able to return to work and/or sport.
Shockwave therapy is also used in orthopedic conditions such as delayed or non union fractures, avascular necrosis, some urological conditions as well and in veterinary medicine.
Shockwave therapy uses mechanical energy in the form of acoustic waves that increase local circulation and stimulate the body’s healing process. Treatment is targeted on the damaged tissue through the hand held applicator and can enhance breakdown of adhesions, scar tissue and calcification. Each session lasts approximately five minutes.
Research & Evidence
Approved by Health Canada, shockwave therapy is now being more extensively used in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries all around the world in rehab and physiotherapy clinics and is the subject of numerous studies that show its effectiveness and efficacy.
Elimination of calcifications in 84% of cases
75% very satisfied patients
Rosen obtained a Masters degree in Physiotherapy at NSA in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1994. He practiced at the Regional Hospital in his home town of Dobrich until 2001 and ran his own private practice gaining vast experience in orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation. During the same period, he was a clinical trainer and teacher at the Physiotherapy Assistants program of the local Medical College.
In 2002 he became a licensed practitioner in Canada. He practiced as a clinical physiotherapist and then became Clinic Director of AIM clinic in Kitchener. He was also helping and assisting new graduates from Canadian universities and international physiotherapists with their supervised practice and licensing procedure, thus gaining a deep understanding of the Canadian healthcare system.
In 2007 Rosen and his wife Hristina Kolev, PT opened A Balanced Body Health Services in Kitchener, ON, a physiotherapy clinic that offers a wide range of services, including Shockwave Therapy and Targeted Radiofrequency Therapy. Rosen also has extensive training and clinical experience in Laser Therapy, Acupuncture, Manipulative Therapy, Myofascial release and Trigger points release techniques.