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Shockwave Therapy

How it works

Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area.

These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.

In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

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  • 91% Success Rate (as per clinical studies)
  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia required
  • No risk of infection
  • No scarring
  • No downtime
  • Over 80% patient satisfaction
  • Cost effective
  • Faster, easier healing

Indications

  • Treatment Of Tendinopathies
  • Hamstrings
  • Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Bursitis
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Tendonitis
  • Scar Tissue
  • Jumpers Knee
  • Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Non Unions
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow/Golfers Elbow
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spur
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a sample of frequently asked questions about shockwave therapy.

Q: Why consider getting Shockwave Treatment? »

A: Shockwave has a proven success rate that can be as effective or more effective than other methods such as surgery or pharmaceuticals without the with the risks, complications or long recovery times. Shockwave treatments are non-invasive and promote accelerated recovery. They are also non-surgical, performed in our clinic, do not require anesthesia, there are no side effects and are effective and affordable. At our clinic the cost is $80 for the therapy and is not only one of the lowest prices in Calgary but can be direct billed to most major insurance plans.

Q: Who is a candidate for Shockwave? »

A: Most people are good candidates for Shockwave treatment however patients who are pregnant, have a pacemaker or current cancer are not suitable for treatment with Shockwave Technology. Your doctor will provide you with information about conditions you may have that would affect your ability to undergo treatment.

Q: What are the possible side effects? »

A: Treatment with Shockwave technology has virtually no side effects. In some cases, patients may experience minor discomfort for a few days. Patients can return to work after treatments and in most all cases there is no down time.

Q: What type of results are expected? »

A: Beneficial effects are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments and there is no downtime. Many patients report immediate pain relief after treatment. The technology has a 91% success rate as per clinical studies, patients treated report being pain free and /or have a significant reduction in pain. The non-surgical therapy for pain eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus improving patient’s quality of life.

Q: How many treatments are generally needed? »

A: The number of sessions needed depends on the condition that is being treated. Each treatment session takes between 10-15 minutes and can vary depending on the condition that is being treated.

Q: How is the treatment performed? »

A: Shockwave treatment is noninvasive. Gel is applied to the treatment area; shockwaves are then released through the applicator as it is moved over the treatment area.

Q: What is Shockwave Technology? »

A: Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive modern and highly effective treatment method: high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body. Shockwave technology accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.

Please contact our Southwest Calgary Calgary chiropractic office, and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.