Shockwave Therapy in Calgary

Shockwave Therapy in Calgary

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Shockwave therapy is a very successful treatment for accelerating the healing process in tissues that are generally slow to heal or have a penchant for partial healing. It is one of the few “technology-based therapeutics” that has been consistently demonstrated to be beneficial in clinical research investigations. As with any treatment, your shockwave therapy in Calgary must be administered appropriately to be effective. 

At The Port Physiotherapy and Massage, our physiotherapists are trained to determine when shockwave therapy is beneficial. And then, we establish treatment settings that result in the greatest potential outcome.

If you are looking for the best shockwave therapy in Calgary, The Port Physiotherapy and Massage is the answer. We are offering shockwave therapy in Alberta, a therapeutic technique to activate the body’s natural healing process. 

Additionally, it has been demonstrated that shockwave therapy treatment directly impacts the local nerve terminals, resulting in pain reduction. It is essential to understand the difference between low power and high energy shockwave treatment when determining whether or not you are a good candidate. 

Each shockwave therapy treatment at our Calgary clinic will last for short-duration (around 10 msec) high-energy pulses (MPa), which are defined as “true” shockwaves due to the shockwave they generate. When we utilize our highly intense shockwave technology, the shockwave is concentrated on the afflicted tissue, and as a result, there are numerous outcomes:

  • The application of mechanical pressure and tensile stress to the tissue has been proven to improve cell membrane permeability, consequently boosting microscopic circulation and metabolism within the treated area. This aids in the healing process and may result in the breakdown of calcium deposits.
  • Behind the pressure front, a “cavitation bubble” is formed. Cavitation bubbles are small empty cavities formed behind a pressure front. When the bubbles burst, they produce a force that exerts a mechanical force on the treated tissue. 
  • Shockwaves activate osteoblasts, which are cells required for bone repair and new bone creation.
  • Our shockwave therapists in Calgary, Alberta, can help activate the fibroblasts responsible for the repair of connective tissue such as tendons. 
  • Hyperstimulation anesthesia — when local nerve terminals are overstimulated, their activity decreases, resulting in a temporary reduction of pain. Gate-control mechanism — in which local nerves are activated to re-calibrate pain perception, resulting in longer-term pain relief.

What can you expect from your Shockwave therapy treatment?

When you visit us for the Shockwave therapy treatment, you will first recline comfortably on a plinth. Then, our shockwave therapist will coat the treatment head with ultrasonic gel and apply it to the aching tendon. Following that, the handpiece will send compressed air pulses through the gel. The pressure you feel will progressively increase until it falls within a predetermined range, considering your pain tolerance. Approximately 5 minutes will be spent on the therapy. Following that, our shockwave therapy specialist may use a bigger treatment head to relieve tight muscles surrounding the troublesome tendon.

Why visit our Shockwave Therapy Clinic?

At The Port Physiotherapy and Massage, we are devoted to assisting patients in overcoming pain. We realize how discouraging it can be when you’ve tried everything from several steroid injections to pills, splints, braces, strapping, taping, or special shoe inserts, and nothing has worked to alleviate your discomfort. If needed, we also offer Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), a non-invasive treatment option for illnesses for which anti-inflammatory or immobilization devices are ineffective.

ESWT uses shock waves to treat a range of illnesses. Our Shockwave therapy clinic in Calgary will perform this procedure in a non-surgical manner, keeping it minimally invasive. 

What are the benefits of availing of Shockwave Therapy?

Generally, natural and non-invasive therapeutic approaches that do not include pain medication (such as physical therapy) are always preferable. As a result, shockwave therapy is also a viable option.

Additionally, if you are looking for shockwave therapy in Alberta, our experts can help you effectively treat chronic illnesses in multiple scientific investigations. 

As with physical therapy, our shockwave therapy will stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms. Additionally, many people report dramatic reductions in pain and increased mobility, as well as feelings of happiness and health, following their initial therapy.

Shockwave therapy also has an outstanding cost-effectiveness ratio. Additionally, it is an excellent option for a wide variety of injuries. Shockwave therapy is an entirely non-invasive procedure used to treat shoulder, back, knee, elbow, or heel pain. 

Anesthesia, sedatives, and longer recovery durations are all unneeded. Additionally, fresh evidence indicates that shockwave therapy may have a marginally beneficial effect on acute pain.

What can Shockwave Therapy heal?

The following are some of the more prevalent conditions that can be addressed with Shockwave therapy treatment. At The Port Physiotherapy and Massage, our experienced physiotherapist will analyze your condition to determine whether additional SWT can complement an ongoing physiotherapy treatment. 

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel spurs/Heel pain
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’sJumper’s Knee)
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Myofascial Trigger Points in muscle
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome)
  • Tennis Elbow and Golfer’sGolfer’s Elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Heterotopic Ossification (Myositis Ossificans)

Want to schedule an appointment?

Call (403) 567-0189 OR use the appointment form below to schedule your visit to our physiotherapy clinic in Calgary.