For a non-invasive therapeutic procedure in Calgary, try shockwave 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.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is used for the treatment of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions. This non-invasive procedure uses shockwaves (an electromagnetic shockwave that focuses on a central point as a pressure wave) that stimulate the healing of problematic tissue. A clinical shockwave is nothing but a controlled explosion that makes a sonic pulse, very similar to an airplane breaking the sonic barrier. ESWT offers an advantage over traditional surgical procedures due to its non-invasive approach, which releases shockwaves that are delivered to the injured bodily tissue. Being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it a perfect way to hurry up recovery and cure various conditions causing acute or chronic pain. The shockwaves are carried to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with sub-acute, sub chronic and chronic conditions. Shockwaves are characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity of the projectile. The energy promotes generation and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. This 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. 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.