Shockwave Therapy in Calgary

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Also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment used in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. It involves the delivery of high-energy sound waves or acoustic waves to the targeted tissue, usually through a handheld device. The energy from the shockwaves can stimulate healing, promote tissue regeneration and alleviate pain.

  • Non-invasive and non-surgical solution
  • Targeted and precise treatment
  • Evidence-based effectiveness
  • Direct billing available
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Which conditions can benefit from Shockwave Therapy?

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Shoulder and rotator cuff pain
  • Stress fractures
  • Muscle aches
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Shoulder and rotator cuff pain
  • Stress fractures
  • Muscle aches
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain

Shockwave Therapy is usually provided as part of your individualized approach, which may also include exercises, manual therapy and education on maintenance and prevention.

During your appointment, your wellness team will assess whether Shockwave Therapy is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Shockwave Therapy work?

Shockwave Therapy works by delivering acoustic waves to the affected area. These waves create microtrauma in the tissues, stimulating the body’s healing response. This leads to increased blood circulation, tissue regeneration and pain reduction.

What conditions can be treated with Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is commonly used to treat various musculoskeletal conditions, including tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, rotator cuff injuries and chronic pain in the back, neck and shoulders. It can also be effective for certain bone-related conditions like non-healing fractures.

Is Shockwave Therapy painful?

During the treatment, you may experience a mild discomfort or tingling sensation in the treated area. However, the intensity can be adjusted to ensure your comfort level. Most people find the therapy tolerable and any discomfort typically subsides shortly after the session.

How long does a Shockwave Therapy session last?

A typical Shockwave Therapy session lasts approximately 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the area being treated and the specific situation. The number of sessions required varies depending on the severity and the individual’s response. However, the recommendation is to do at least 5-6 sessions to receive the most benefit.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is generally considered safe with minimal risks. Some individuals may experience redness, swelling or mild bruising in the treated area. Rarely, there may be increased pain or discomfort. Book a consultation to see if Shockwave Therapy is right for you.

How soon can I expect to see results from Shockwave Therapy?

Results from Shockwave Therapy can vary depending on the individual and the situation being treated. Many people experience pain relief and improved mobility after just a few sessions. However, it is important to note that this process takes time, and many appointments may be needed to achieve optimal results.

Can anyone receive Shockwave Therapy?

While Shockwave Therapy is generally safe, there are certain factors to consider and precautions to take. It may not be suitable for those who:

  • are pregnant
  • have a Pacemaker
  • have a history of bleeding disorders
  • are taking certain medications (such as oral anticoagulants)
  • have received a steroid injection within 6 weeks
  • have tumors at the treatment site
  • have a skin abrasion or infection at the treatment site
  • are under 18

Everyone is different, and certain individuals will be better suited for this treatment than others. During your appointment, your wellness team will do a thorough assessment to determine if Shockwave Therapy is right for you.

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Shockwave Therapy in Calgary

Welcome, we’re so glad to have you. Our Shockwave Therapy clinic is in NW Calgary near Nose Hill and the Calgary neighbourhoods of North Haven, Huntington Hills, Beddington Heights, Highwood, Highland Park and NE Calgary.