sports injury therapy in Calgary

Living with injury-related or chronic pain? Not able to move like you used to due to a decreased range of motion, stiffness, or soreness? Cold Laser Therapy may be the solution you've been waiting for. This non-invasive, painless treatment uses specific laser light wavelengths to stimulate cell, bone, and nerve repair, while promoting healing at the injury site.  

Cold Laser Therapy is the ideal therapy for you if you suffer from chronic pain or any of the following conditions:


  • Neck, upper or low back pain
  • Arthritis 
  • Bursitis 
  • Sciatica 
  • Rotator cuff injuries 
  • Shoulder injuries 
  • Repetitive motions injuries 
  • Hip and knee pain 
  • Golfers elbow and tennis elbow
  • Sprains and strains 
  • Achilles injuries 
  • Foot and heel pain 


  • Foot and heel pain 
  • Sports injuries 
  • Herniated discs 
  • Bone fractures 
  • Soft tissue tears 
  • Nerve injury 
  • Post-surgical recovery 
  • Wound healing 
  • Hematoma
  • Bruising
  • Post-concussion syndrome 
  • Whiplash 

Give Pain The Cold Shoulder With Cold Laser Treatment

At Shephard Health, you will receive the most advanced laser technology available backed by Dr. Shephard’s  20 years of experience and skill. 

Dr. Shephard researched and discovered a place for laser therapy in his practice over 20 years ago. Since then, he has treated thousands of patients successfully. With his skill and expertise, he has been able to help his patients with concerns ranging from everyday activity-related pain to sports injuries sustained by elite professional athletes.

Visit Shephard Health in the heart of Kensington for a consultation with Dr. Shephard and his team of health and wellness experts. They will perform a complete health history and examination of the injury in question to curate a tailored and unique treatment plan to pursue to obtain the best and fastest results possible. Dr. Shephard will also provide you with rehabilitation exercises, diet recommendations, other treatment modalities, and at-home practices for you to speed up your healing.

Pain Relief Treatment and Advanced Recovery Through Cold Laser Therapy

What Is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses a laser set at a lower intensity of focused light to target specific areas to stimulate healing. Traditional laser therapy typically uses a stronger beam of focused light tuned to particular wavelengths. The word LASER is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. 

What Are The Benefits Of Cold Laser Therapy?

For soft tissue injury treatment, cold laser therapy targets injured areas to accelerate tissue repair and cell growth. This low-level laser exposure expedites cell repair in targeted areas such as injured tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles. 

Does Cold Laser Treatment Hurt? 

Amazingly, cold laser therapy can achieve all these fantastic benefits without invasive methods or painful sensations. You may not feel anything at all during the treatment while some patients do experience the feeling of warmth in the targeted area. 

When Will I See Results From Cold Laser Therapy?

Patients with acute injuries may experience relief before leaving the clinic, with maximum benefits occurring 6 - 8 hours after. Patients with chronic injuries may take up to four treatments to completely relieve symptoms.

How Does Cold Laser Promote Healing?

Cold Laser treatment Increases the energy production of injured cells, thereby accelerating healing. It increases the biochemical energy at the injured site and stimulates healing by: 

  • Increasing oxygenated blood supply to healing tissue
  • Increasing collagen production that enhances the elasticity of tissue 
  • Increasing regeneration of damaged muscle tissue
  • Accelerating bone injury repair 
  • Increasing cartilage formation to return to healthy joint function 
  • Increasing nerve regeneration 
  • Reducing edema and inflammation 

Start The Healing Process Today 

When an injury occurs, the body sets many actions in motion to protect it. These actions include signaling pain, weakness, inflammation, decreased range of motion, and scar tissue creation. Often, this protection process can stall the healing process, thereby promoting a chronic condition. Cold laser therapy targets the continuation of these actions that get in the way of healing. Without treatment, your injury will not be able to heal fully, and these symptoms will likely hinder your everyday life and athletic performance.

Cold laser therapy is a treatment that can potentially provide pain relief and injury repair for patients seeking treatment without the use of invasive surgery or drugs.

The team at Shephard Health has over 20 years of experience in assessing and treating injuries as well as biomechanical dysfunction. We are conveniently located in Kensington, on Kensington Road NW, just a short 10-minute walk from the Sunnyside LRT station.


Does Cold Laser Therapy Feel Cold?  

No, it is called Cold Laser Therapy because there is no heat associated with the treatment. However, some patients may feel a little bit of warmth where the laser is applied, but most feel no sensation.  

Do I Need Downtime After Treatment?  

We recommend patients refrain from any additional intense activity that would involve the treated area for up to 24 hours. This precaution ensures that the treated area has time to rest and start the healing recovery process.  

Does My Insurance Cover Cold Laser Treatment?  

Most insurance companies will cover this treatment as long as a laser therapy registered practitioner provides it. 

If I Don’t Feel The Laser During The Treatment, Is It Working?

Yes, with Cold Laser Therapy, there is no sensation of heat, vibration, or oscillation. The amount of energy produced with this low-level laser is set precisely for therapeutic benefits to the body’s targeted cells. Do not misinterpret this lack of sensation during treatment as the laser is actively working and continues to effect healing for up to 8 hours after treatment. 



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