Shockwave Therapy in Calgary, AB
Get Rid of Persistent Injury or Pain with Shockwave Therapy
Experiencing strains and sprains or pain from injured soft tissue is not just uncomfortable but also impacts your ability to live your daily life. At Radiant Physiotherapy Clinic, we can help promote healing and improve your recovery with shockwave treatment.
Looking for affordable and effective physiotherapy shockwave therapy near you? Schedule an appointment with us today!
What Is Shockwave Therapy and What Happens During the Treatment?
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment delivering sound waves to improve mobility and reduce pain and discomfort. During the treatment, a specialized shockwave machine (At Radiant Physiotherapy, we use the high-quality Enraf Endoplus 811 brand machine) delivers the mechanical, low-energy acoustic (sound) waves to the injured area.
These shockwaves desensitize nerve endings to reduce pain and cause controlled micro-trauma (microscopic damage) to the tissues to increase blood circulation and metabolism. This accelerates the body’s natural healing process, minimizing the discomfort. The sound waves can also break down scar tissue and calcifications (hardening of tissue due to insoluble calcium deposits).
Conditions We Treat with Shockwave Therapy Calgary
- Neck pain
- Acute muscular and chronic back pain
- Pain from golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow
- Muscle aches and myofascial pain/trigger points
- Hip pain (bursitis)
- Shin splints
- Heel pain resulting from spurs, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis
- Upper leg-ITB friction syndrome
- Shoulder pain from bursitis, calcific tendonitis, and frozen shoulder
- Strains and sprains (hamstring injuries)
- Knee pain from bursitis, Osgood-Schlatter, and jumper’s knee/patellar tendonitis
Shockwave Therapy Calgary Benefits
- Increased range of motion and muscular strength
- Improved coordination and joint mobility
- Decreased stiffness, scar tissue, and chronic pain
- Limited side effects
- No anesthesia required
We Are Experienced Shockwave Therapy Physiotherapists in Calgary
Our physiotherapists will assess your condition to determine if shockwave is right for you. We will also help you make informed decisions and recommend lifestyle tips (specific exercises, activity modification, etc.) to help prevent further injury.
Book an appointment with us today if you are looking for shockwave therapy near you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Conditions Can Shockwave Therapy Treat?
Shockwave therapy can mitigate conditions like scar tissue, stress fractures, calcific rotator cuff tendonitis, jumper’s knee, etc.
Does the Shockwave Treatment Hurt?
Though shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment, you might experience slight discomfort or pain (feeling like small pulses) in the treatment area during the procedure. The discomfort will not last beyond 4-5 minutes, and the treatment intensity can be adjusted to keep you comfortable.
When Should I Avoid Shockwave Treatment?
- Shockwave therapy is not recommended if you:
- Have pacemakers or over implanted metal devices
- Take blood thinners
- Are pregnant
- Have bleeding disorders (hemophilia), open wounds, cancer, bone tumor, nerve disorders, infection, metabolic bone conditions, circulatory disorders, or over neurovascular bundles
How Long Should I Take the Shockwave Treatment?
It depends on the severity of your condition and your desired results. Generally, the treatment is performed once a week for 3-6 successive weeks.
How Much Does a Shockwave Session Cost?
At Radiant Physiotherapy Clinic, we charge only $80 for a shockwave session to help you receive the highest quality care at affordable prices.
What to Expect During Your First Visit?
Our physiotherapist will review your medical history during your first consultation to ensure you’re eligible for shockwave therapy. Then they’ll create a personalized treatment regimen (including the number of sessions required and any lifestyle changes if needed) to restore your health quickly.
Are There Any Precautions to Take After the Shockwave Treatment?
Don’t apply ice or heat to the treatment area or take anti-inflammatory medication following shockwave therapy. It’ll slow down your body’s healing process, and your injury/pain may take longer to heal.