Shockwave Therapy Training

Shockwave Training

2021 Schedule

Please note that we have postponed ALL courses until further notice. Our team is working hard on a solution to reschedule workshops soon. Alternatively, feel free to take a short online session via the Embodia Academy below or sign up to learn about a Shockwave Trial.

Please note that all workshops are being offered in English.

These workshops are run by Rosen Kolev PT M.SC. & Razi Khaddage, B. Eng


Radial Shockwave

Introductory Workshop 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 workshop can be tailored to specific clinical needs such as treatment protocols, conditions, improving patient outcomes and more. 

Looking for a group session? We would be happy to work with you to schedule a time where the group would 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



Trial Program
Ask about our Shockwave Therapy Trial 
Program by calling 1-800-561-0310 ext 790, 
or email

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
Shockwave Therapy

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.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis


ESWT is a non-invasive, safe and effective treatment for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis.

Magdy Husseiny, Ahmad Mansour

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Department Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Source: Zagazig University Medical Journal, 2009; 15(1) 73–82

Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy for the Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathies


This prospective study shows the efficacy of extracorporeal radial shockwave therapy in the treatment insertional and not insertional Achilles tendinopathy.

Edison Antonio Serrano

NEOMEDICA, Lima, Peru, 16th International Congress of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment, 2013

Shockwave Therapy in Scapulohumeral Periarthritis with Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder


Establishing a medical rehabilitation protocol completely efficient and safe, concerning the patients with degenerative and inflammatory pathology of the shoulder with tendinous lesions idiopathic calcific disease.

Augustin Dima, Simona Popescu, Sebastian Diaconescu, Gina Galbeaza, Victorita, Marcu, Daniela Poenaru, Delia Cinteza

Institutul National de Recuperare, Bucuresti, AI 31-lea Congres National de Medicina Fizica si de Recuperare cu Participare Internationala, 2008

Elimination of calcifications in 84% of cases

More than

75% very satisfied patients

Pain reduction by more than 60%


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.

Rosen Kolev PT M.SC.

Judith Proulx-Snedden PT Sport Diploma

Judith obtained her Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy in 1998, which allowed her, after many hours of sporting event coverage locally, nationally and internationally, to become Chief Therapist for the Canadian Figure Skating Team. Judith had the opportunity to accompany the team to the Winter Olympics Games both in Turin, Italy in 2006 and in Vancouver, Canada in 2010.

In 1994, Judith opened PhysioSportPlus in Orleans, ON that offers a variety of services including Shockwave Therapy. Judith is certified in acupuncture, dry needling and works mainly with a hands-on approach, Her treatments are based on improving function with an exercise approach. She spends a lot of her clinic hours working with clients that have suffered a concussion. As a certified practitioner with Complete Concussion Management evidence based care, she is getting great results with acute and persistent concussion symptoms. Having completed 24 marathons she shares that passion with the runners she treats.


"Tammy was fantastic to work with.  She was very friendly, knowledgable, and responsive to questions.  I really like that they also have a physio for us to speak with directly and to help train the clinicians at Rise.  We are already seeing good results with the shockwave and are happy to have it as one more tool available to our team. Thanks very much for your great service to us!"

Lisa Munkley, physiotherapist/pelvic floor physiotherapist

Partner at Rish Health

"We really enjoyed our training session with Rosen. He was informative and organized, and answered all of our questions in a patient and professional manner."

Colleen Kelly-Sigouin. BScPT

Owner & Clinical Director at Bridlewood Medical and Eagleson Place Physiotherapy

"Rosen was absolutely fantastic! I wish we had that session when we got the device. It makes so much more sense now: how to maintain it, how to use it effectively for different injuries, the appropriate positioning of the head, number of shocks, intensity, etc. Rosen was SO helpful. I recommend to anyone who purchases a shockwave device to take this training session before even turning it on for the first time."

Melina Kurtakis BHK, MPT, CAFCI

Clinic Director at Lifemark Richmond Olympic Oval

"Training excelled in providing us with guidelines for clinical 'real world' applications of the modality."

Miles Morgan, MScPT

Owner of Resolve Physio and Wellness

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