- BC is a facility in the Guildford portion of north Surrey,
British Columbia, Canada that was developed to
provide the newest, most-up-to-date generation of true, focused, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for
medical conditions of the foot, and a
wide-variety of other musculoskeletal complaints in other locations in
example, ESWT can
be used for many types of acute, subacute, and chronic
conditions, primarily where connective tissues (like tendons and
fascia) attach to bone.
ESWT is frequently used on major
joint regions, such as the elbow, the shoulder, and the knee.
It can also be used for urological conditions such as Peyronie's
specialty is treating chronic heel pain and arch pain, including
plantar fasciitis (a painful, strained arch), heel spurs on the bottom
of the heel, heel spurs on the back of the heel, Achilles tendinitis,
calcific tendinosis (pathological calcification within a tendon), enthesiopathies
(inflammation and injury to tendons where they attach to bone),
desmopathies (inflammation and injury to ligaments where they attach to
bone) and poor bone healing (delayed
In fact, our commitment to the foot is
so strong that we share a 3,800 square-foot facility with the
Health Centre, a unique, comprehensive foot health facility
providing a wide variety of services.
The Achilles Foot Health Centre offers:
podiatric medical care for a wide variety of medical problems of the
Comprehensive surgical care of the foot.
(The Achilles Foot Health Centre has an on-site surgical centre.)
Biomechanics and Treadmill Gait Analysis.
shoes, boots, and sandals.
Imaging of the
muscles, tendons, fascia, and other soft tissue structures
of the foot with diagnostic ultrasound--a way to image these
structures as they move, in real time, on a television-like
Imaging of the
bones in the foot with fluoroscopy (a sort of X-ray that
shows the bones as they move, in real time, on a
Pharmacy, offering retail foot-related medical products.
care for the "at-risk" foot.
for those with diminished circulation, (e.g., Doppler wave form
studies, Ankle-Brachial Indices, Toe-Brachial Indices, Toe Pressures, Photoplethysmographic wave form analysis, Venous Reflux Testing,
Venous Compression Testing).
A host of other foot-related services.
What is the mission statement of
Shockwave Therapy - BC?
- BC was formed to fill a need for the newest form of true, focused,
painless, non-invasive, state-of-the-art ESWT technology available for a
wide variety of medical conditions. It is our mission to: a)
provide this care for patients in western Canada, the United States
(where this generation of technology is not yet available), and to other
patients in other countries around the world who do not have access to
such technology, and b) provide this
newest of ESWT technologies at the most reasonable price possible.
Who performs the
Dr. Schumacher and office managers, Sheila and Susan
Shockwave Therapy - BC is unique to most ESWT centres in North America in that instead of
having a technician perform the shockwave therapy, we have a doctor
perform the treatment.
Dr. S. A. Schumacher is a podiatric physician
and surgeon board certified by both major certifying boards in the
podiatric profession, and perhaps the most experienced practitioner in
North America using piezoelectric extracorporeal shockwave therapy.
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