Did you know that Shockwave Therapy has been clinically researched and proven in journals such as the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Foot and Ankle International, related research and many more*?
At Shephard Health we were one of the first to introduce this procedure to Calgary and are proud to offer the lowest price for treatment in all of Calgary (call us at 403.543.7499 for prices).
Treatments may be covered under extended health benefits provided by Blue Cross, Great-West Life, Sun Life, Manulife, RCMP/Veterans Affairs and Greenshield Coverage.
What kind of conditions can be treated with Shockwaves?
- Shoulder Injuries
- Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow
- Chronic Heal Pain
- Chronic Ankle Pain
- Knee Pain
- Hip Pain
- Trigger Finger
- Muscle Pain
- Tendon and Ligament Injuries
Additional conditions that benefit from Shockwave Therapy are:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Disc Herniation
- Disc Bulge
- Carpal Tunnel
What are Shockwaves?
Shockwaves are high-energy acoustic (sound) waves that can penetrate the skin to treat an injured area in the body. There is a high release of energy at the soft tissue/bone interface. The release of this energy from the shockwaves affects the surrounding tissues creating a positive physiological effect. This creates what we call Mechano – which is physiological effect through transduction of stimulating the normal and injured cells to produce healing factors.
How Does It Work?
- Re-initiates stagnant healing processes in chronic injuries
- Decreases inflammatory processes
- Stimulates osteoclasts and fibroclasts to rebuild injured tissues
- Facilitates re-absorption of calcifications in tendons and ligaments
- Stimulates migration (differentiation) of the stem cell.
Evidence-based success rates indicate that more than 80% of patients report improvement after the first treatment of the program. Most studies report a full healing rate of 65-85% after completion of the treatment program.