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Shockwave Therapy Calgary

A Reliable Clinic Since 2001

Since 2003, Nose Creek Physiotherapy has offered shockwave therapy in Calgary. Hundreds of satisfied patients have reviewed us on Google with a 4.9* rating. Our commitment to patient outcomes is what makes us stand out in the market. Ask about our 100% first visit satisfaction guarantee!

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Shockwave Therapy Calgary

Do you want effective shockwave therapy session for a stubborn and chronic pain or injury? At Nose Creek Physiotherapy, we provide cost effective shockwave therapy. When you choose Nose Creek Physiotherapy you can expect top quality, one to one treatment from start to finish.

Registered Shockwave Therapy Providers Calgary

We are not simply good at uncovering the factors for the pain you are feeling; our professionals will also create a beneficial recovery path as well as establish an individualized prevention plan of action that you may apply around the house or work.
We understand you want a shockwave therapy from a clinic that is accessible, trustworthy, seasoned, and enjoyable to attend. At Nose Creek Physiotherapy, we aim to satisfy your every requirement.

A list of some of our services:


The problem with many acute injuries that require treatment and pain management is that there's no straightforward response to treating them. That's why Nose Creek Physiotherapy takes an unique approach to our Physiotherapy treatment methods.

Where some practices might just deliver Physiotherapy, our Physiotherapists emphasize techniques that deliver clients:

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Massage Therapy

Short and long term pain relief

One to one treatment with a heavy concentration on gaining pain free movement progress towards your long term health objectives

Although it holds true that even a massage from badly trained hands may feel decent, it won't offer any true health advantages. When you're looking for an expert massage, you probably want one that isn't merely a form of relaxation, but that additionally moves you toward your wellness goals.

That's why Nose Creek Physiotherapy is the best possible clinic to receive a massage in Calgary. While our massage therapy services can certainly be received on their own, they can also be combined with one of our many other services.

When it comes to the massage itself, the Nose Creek Physiotherapy team strives to cultivate a peaceful and comfy atmosphere. Our massage therapists will talk with you to recognize the underlying concerns triggering your pain, and to understand the kind of massage you're searching for prior to starting.

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Custom Orthotics

When fabricated correctly, custom orthotics can alleviate abnormal foot function, and even minimize foot discomfort in specific areas of the body.

In time, many of our patients who use their customized orthotics discover that their pain is not just decreased, however that the underlying concerns start to fix themselves in some measure.

For those experiencing discomfort or otherwise reduced function, local custom orthotics in Calgary are a fantastic alternative worth exploring here at Nose Creek Physiotherapy.

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Tele-Rehab Physiotherapy

Prefer to get treatment recommendations from your house? You can still get support for your injuries or condition while stuck at home. Virtual tele-rehab physiotherapy solution may be the answer. We are assisting hundreds of individuals in Calgary using this online service to speed recovery.

Utilizing the latest new secured online technology, you can have a video treatment session for your injury and pain. It is much like an online meeting with one of our knowledgeable physiotherapists who can help get you back on track, all from the comfort of your home.


Shockwave Therapy

Nose Creek Physiotherapy Shockwave treatments are a non-invasive service frequently used to deal with both acute and chronic discomfort without the requirement of pharmaceuticals or medical surgery.

The type of shockwave treatment methods utilized here at Nose Creek Physiotherapy is quite safe and it's created to trigger your system's own natural recuperation reaction to decrease pain connected with a lengthy list of different musculoskeletal concerns. For many physiotherapy clients throughout Calgary, our shockwave procedure has produced pain-relieving results in as little as 3 sessions.

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What is “Shockwave Therapy”

Shockwave is a non-invasive therapy which originated in the 1960's. It was used to transmit acoustic waves into the body to disintegrate kidney stones and gallstones without damaging any tissue in between the applicator and the stones. Shockwaves are acoustic pulses. In the medical field the shockwaves propagate through the body using ultrasound gel as a medium.

How the Acoustic Wave is Created Using Radial Shockwave

The compressed air causes the projectile inside the applicator to collide repeatedly with the transmitter (part of the applicator which makes contact with the patient). This results in the transmitter creating an acoustic wave which is then transmitted to the patient.

Radial Shockwave

Analgesic Effect Elimination of Pain

Decrease of muscle tension, inhibition of spasms 

Hyperaemia is one of the basic effects of shockwave therapy in the body. It provides better energy supply to hypertonic muscles and their ligamentous structures. Furthermore, it causes the lessening of pathological interactions between actin and myosin. This leads to significant reduction of muscle tension.

Analgesic Effect

Acceleration of Healing

Increase of collagen production

The production of a sufficient amount of collagen is a necessary precondition for the repair processes to the damaged myoskeletal and ligamentous structures.

Improved metabolism and microcirculation

The SWT technology accelerates removal of nociceptive metabolites, increases oxygenation and supplies the damaged tissue with a source of energy. It supports removal of histamine & lactic acid.

New blood vessel formation

New blood vessel formation is caused by SWT through creating capillary microruptures in tendon and bone, thus triggering the repair process.


Mobility Restoration

Dissolving of calcified fibroblasts

Dissolving of calcified fibroblasts The SWT technology dissolves calcified fibroblasts and starts subsequent biochemical decalcification of primary calcaria or secondary symptoms of arthrosis.


Who We Do Not Do Shockwave On

  • Blood disorders, coagulation problems or the use of anticoagulants
  • Blood thinning medications (Warfarinization)
  • Polypus in the area of treatment
  • Pregnancy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tumor diseases
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Acute inflammation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Application in proximity to bone growth zone in children
  • Therapy using local corticosteroid application in therapy area
  • Inapplicable on areas of the body and organs with possible gas content
  • Inapplicable on areas in proximity to large nerve bundles, blood vessels, the spinal cord and the head

Who is “Shockwave Therapy” for?

Shockwave is for chronic conditions that have existed for 3 months or more. We do not use Shockwave for new/acute injuries that are less than 12 weeks old.

There are 3 target tissues: Bone, tendon, and muscle:


Bone-Related Disorders: acromioclavicular joints, Superficial tendons and their attachments, Calcification of tendons in the Rotator Cuff, + Heel spurs on Calcaneus bone where your Plantar Fascia attaches.


Superficial Small muscles: (top Layer) forearm, lower leg, rotator cuff, upper trapezius, + levator scapulae muscle, soft tissue repair.


Large and Deep Muscles: Gluteals, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, latissimus dorsi, pectorals, + spinal muscles.

Other Health Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

  • Elbow pain, joint pain, knee pain, neck pain, ankle pain or any other type of chronic pains.
  • Improve blood circulation for the restoration of health.
  • Improves muscle balance, muscle spasm and enhance tissue regeneration.
  • Muscular stiffness
  • Breaking scar tissue build-up and calcium deposits (calcific tendonitis).
  • Tennis elbow
  • Achilles Tendinopathy

Our team has lots of experience both professionally and personally with chronic tendinopathy, calcification of tendons, moderate to severe muscle strains/tears, and osteoarthritic joint pathology which shockwaves can help.

As a team we have all had some or all of these injuries and conditions listed above, and that gives us a distinct clinical advantage due to our extensive experience with this injuries and conditions.

Most Common Injuries/Conditions to Treat Successfully With Shockwave Therapy:

  • Foot: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendonosis
  • Knee: Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome, Infrapatellar tendonosis.
  • Shoulder: Calcification of tendons in the Rotator Cuff
  • Elbow: Lateral and medial epicondylitis (Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow)
  • Muscles: Chronic traumatic muscle tears like whiplash with tight muscles and loss in range of motion

Important Info if You're Considering Shockwave Therapy in Calgary:

  • This is not a pain relieving modality. This is an aggressive modality that may make you feel pain.
  • Our goal is to increase their functional ROM, strength, and later pain relief will come.
  • Important to mobilize the tissue post treatment with either Manual Therapy +/or rehabilitation injury specific stretches and exercises.
  • We do not promise pain relief – the effect is days later.
  • Healing process will occur between shockwave sessions
  • You may wake up with bruises the next day. We do not treat if the bruise has not resolved, leave you for one more week.

Frequency, Duration, and What to Expect:

  • Shockwave can only be done once per week.
  • Duration – depends on the severity and chronicity of the injury, but the average # of treatments is 6.
  • You will experience an ache during treatment, but the Physiotherapist will work with you on adjusting the intensity to your level of comfort. Generally, we start low and increase the intensity on each round of treatments.
  • A “round” is the number of shocks to the target tissue. This number is dictated by the 3 groups we talked about earlier. The larger the tissue the more shocks that will be required to stimulate the tissue to get the clinical response we are looking for.
  • You will hear a soft ticking noise while the machine is on. That is the noise produced from the compressions coming out of the head of the applicator on the shockwave unit.

What is the Cost of Shockwave Therapy?

Cost: we do not charge more for the shockwave treatments, they are included in our regular private fee. Most of our clients have extended health benefits that we can direct bill. Some will have a co-pay, some will have full coverage, it really depends on your individual plan.

If you have any other questions about shockwave, please give us a call today at (403) 295-8590 to arrange a FREE telephone consultation or come in for a FREE Discovery visit to talk to one of our Physiotherapist to see, if shockwave is an appropriate treatment strategy for you.

Take care, Talk soon.

Your Nose Creek Physiotherapy team.

"What People Are Saying About Shockwave Therapy..."

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