What Is Shockwave Therapy?
What Are The Benefits of 'SWT'?
As utilized by the Calgary Flames, Shockwave Therapy is a safe and effective modality within a Chiropractic preventative wellness care model for optimal health and quality of life for our patients.
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that offers long-term relief from pain and generates virtually immediate results. It directs high-energy acoustic sound waves (ultrasound) to injured tissues for the accelerated healing of acute and particularly chronic conditions.
It breaks down scarring and calcification and promotes regeneration of bones, tendons and soft tissues. Taking only minutes, a course of therapy can be completed quickly allowing patients to return to activities faster.
Your First Visit
Prior to your first visit, please take a few moments to complete your New Patient Intake paperwork online HERE or arrive 10-minutes early to complete a paper version, as this will provide our Doctors with the required information to evaluate your health needs to ensure the utmost care.
During your first visit, you will share information about your health, such as any injury or surgery, medications, family health history and your reasons for seeking Shockwave Therapy at this time. A physical assessment may include: posture, range of motion, reflexes, vitals, and other orthopaedic and neurologic tests. The device will generate a clicking sound and the therapy will feel a bit like a mini jackhammer, intensity adjusted based on patient tolerance. Gown or shorts are provided if needed. Should you be interested in Chiropractic adjustment, gentle manual, Activator, Flexion-Distraction or drop-table adjustments may take place as well as some soft tissue techniques for enhanced range of motion. Your required treatment plan will be outlined for your optimal results. Some patients may require x-rays in order to provide greater insight into their condition, at that point in time we will provide you with the required referral information.
After your treatment, some homecare recommendations may have been suggested to you including gentle stretches or exercises, water/diet/lifestyle modifications, ice/heat application and various follow-up treatment. Expect to book a several consecutive treatments at first for best results (especially for addressing chronic conditions) or on occasion for the pain reduction of acute flare-ups. As they have accumulated over time, chronic conditions may require additional time to correct. Your compliance with our team's recommendations will ensure optimal results!
Some of the numerous benefits of Shockwave therapy include:
Relief from Chronic Back, Neck, Shoulder, Knee & Hip Pain relieve painful trigger points, break down scarring or adhesions from old injuries (Whiplash) or surgeries & reduce inflammation
Improve Challenging Conditions of Tendons & Fascia stimulate metabolic activity & tissue repair to resolve Tendonitis, Bursitis, Myofasical Pain & IT Band Syndromes
Improve Healing in Lower Extremities address foot pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Bunions, Heel Spurs, Neuromas, Achilles injuries, Shin Splints & others
Relief from Joint Pain combat effects of Osteoarthritis, break down tendon calcification & improve quality of life
Address Repetitive Strain Injuries improve Rotator Cuff injuries, Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow & Carpal Tunnel
Pain Management & Combination Therapies combine with Chiropractic, Soft Tissue Therapies and/or our Class IV Laser modality to support accelerated healing & relieve chronic pain
Commonly fully or partially covered by health insurance plans
Direct billed to insurance under Chiropractic coverage!
Acute conditions: 1-3 treatments with intervals of 5-7 days recommended
Chronic conditions: 4-8 treatments with intervals of 3-5 days recommended, allowing body ‘rest & repair’ time to allow for natural, accelerated healing
Get 9th+ sessions $5 off! See booking for pairing with Laser therapy.
A variety of holistic healthcare services and support products complement Shockwave Therapy to help ensure optimal function and prevention of future ailments. Our additional health services and hi-tech modalities include:
Enjoy in a Combined Chiropractic & Modality visit or just a Modality-Only follow-up. Learn more about our wellness services
Direct insurance billing available for all services.
Individual plan restrictions apply. Learn more
Providing Only the Best
Our clinic utilizes state of the art technologies so our patients can get back to life faster! Powerful Chiropractic modalities including Motion Metascan Gait Analysis, Class IV Laser, Radial Shockwave Therapy/ESWT, Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna and TENS, are often preferred to various treatments (or even surgeries) due to their demonstrated effectiveness and non-invasive nature.
Radial Shockwave Therapy is utilized by prominent clinicians and professional athletes around the world and praised for its proven results and we are thrilled to provide patients access to these amazing FDA approved tools. With its consistency and adaptability for different regions of the body, it is ideal for treating both acute and chronic conditions including challenging conditions of the tendons, fascia, breaking down calcification or scarring, improved range of motion and offering virtually immediate results.
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