Evolve Chiropractic and Wellness Center is extremely excited to offer NEW Shockwave Therapy.
With our continued goal of achieving the best-desired outcomes for our patients, our highly trained practitioners are excited to provide Shockwave Therapy in conjunction with Active Release Therapy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy or Physiotherapy to help you reach your maximum performance potential.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy offers a cutting edge treatment for tendon, muscle and bone disorders. It is an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that uses a stream of pulsed sound waves to break up old scar tissue and promote blood flow back to the affected area.
Shockwaves are audible high-energy sound waves. They have been employed in the medical world since around 1980, initially used to disintegrate kidney stones, for instance. With our modern pain therapy, the shock wave generator conducts energy to the painful body regions, where healing capacities then take place.
How Do Shockwaves Work?
The healing process is accelerated by activating the body’s self-healing powers. The shock waves stimulate new vessel blood formation or “neovascularization” to the damaged area leading to blood circulation and metabolism, where damaged tissue will gradually regenerate and eventually heal.
How Is The Treatment Performed?
The region in pain is localized, diagnosed by a highly trained Evolve practitioner and treatment plan discussed with the patient. The Shockwave Applicator is then places on the area of dysfunction and treatment is applied, generating shock waves. The applicator is moved over the region of dysfunction for the duration of the treatment protocol. Shock waves are converted into sound energy once the kinetic energy hits the body’s immovable tissues. Each session takes between 5 and 15 minutes depending on the disorder being treated. By undergoing an appropriate treatment schedule, most Ailments, even chronic problem, can be resolved within weeks!
What conditions can be treated with Shockwave?
Radial Shockwave Therapy can be used in conjunction with physical therapies to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Plantar Fascitis / Heel Pain / Heel Spur
- Elbow pain ex. tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Shoulder pain ex. shoulder calcification
- Achilles tendon pain – Achilles Tendonopathy
- Patellar tendonitis ex. jumper’s knee or Osgood-Schlatters disease
- Myofascial Trigger points/muscle tension
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Trigger Points
- Shin Splints
- Knee Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Stress Fractures
- Non-Healing Ulcers
- Scar Tissue Treatment
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
The entire team at Evolve Chiropractic & Wellness are looking forward to providing you with the highest caliber of care in Calgary’s Downtown Core.
Call us at (403) 474-7792 to book your Shockwave Therapy appointment today!