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:
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.
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.
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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