Your Place in Calgary for Shock Wave Therapy

For a non-invasive therapeutic procedure in Calgary, try shock wave therapy. Northgate Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Centre has the treatment to get you feeling yourself again. We offer non-surgical treatments to reduce painful disorders. You can rely on us for services including chiropractic, physiotherapy and massage therapy. If you are experiencing shoulder or muscular pain, reach out to our therapists. Count on us for shockwave therapy in NE Calgary.

Extra-Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is used for the treatment of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. This non-invasive procedure uses shock waves (an electromagnetic shock wave that focuses on a central point as a pressure wave) that stimulate the healing of problematic tissue. ESWT offers an advantage over traditional surgical procedures due to its non-invasive approach which releases shock waves that are delivered to the injured bodily tissue. The shocks create a microtrauma to the tissue that stimulates the healing process.

ESWT helps the following conditions:

  • Muscle trigger points 
  • Rotator cuff tendonosis of the shoulder 
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Shin splints 
  • Trochanteric bursitis

During the treatment, the sound waves emitted stimulate the healing of injured tissues. Healing is accelerated and typically there are usually no side effects. The treatment is affordable and covered under your paramedical provider.

How is the Treatment Performed?

Three to six treatments are performed at weekly intervals. Treatments are simple without any injections. The patient's affected area is positioned against the ESWT machine while a shock wave is delivered to the area in which the patient feels as a pulse. Treatments begin at the lowest intensity level. Here, some discomfort may be felt. After half a second, the body becomes used to the sensation. To date, there haven’t been any serious harmful side effects reported.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is mostly used in physiotherapy and orthopedics. It is effective in restoring mobility and helps in relieving pain. The duration of this treatment is five to ten minutes depending on the severity of your problems. You will start experiencing benefits after the first session. Usually, three to five sessions are enough to get relief from your pain. But it is advisable to seek expert’s suggestion if you need this treatment. The benefits of undergoing shockwave therapy are as follows:
• It improves blood circulation and boosts metabolism
• It helps in treating musculoskeletal pain and conditions
• It avoids the use of painkillers and surgeries
• It helps in treating heel spurs and plantar fasciitis
• It helps in treating sports injuries

After Your ESWT Treatment

After treatment, patients are free to leave immediately and should experience no discomfort. There might be a slight worsening of pain for a limited time in days to follow. 

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Northgate Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Centre

495 36 St NE #250

Calgary, AB Canada

T2A 6K3

Phone: 403-508-7000


Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed on stat holidays


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