Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), or Shockwave therapy, is being used by physiotherapists to treat many musculoskeletal conditions. The high amplitude waves emitted through Shockwave therapy causes localized microtrauma – essentially, the waves “reinjure” the bone or soft tissue injury, stimulating the body’s healing processes and cell growth
In recent studies, Shockwave therapy has been seen to treat digital skin ulcers, a common side effect in patients suffering from systemic sclerosis. Shockwave therapy increases the blood flow in the body, allowing for the body’s natural wound healing processes to occur at the sight of the ulcers.
Other injuries treated by Shockwave therapy include Jumper’s Knee, Tennis Elbow, Chronic Tendinopathy and Calcifications. For more information on Shockwave therapy, and to find out if it’s right for you. Visit our services page!
Low-level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used as an alternative to pharmacological drugs to manage chronic pain for over a decade. LLLT has been seen to mimic the effects of anti-inflammatory drugs in the body, resulting in patients being less drug-reliant in chronic pain management.
Encompass and Sports Therapy clinic uses The Cube 4 K-Laser, Calgary’s strongest treatment laser, to assist their patients who suffer from chronic pain. Class 4 lasers deliver larger doses of laser light to a larger volume of tissue, in a shorter period of time; making this laser treatment far more efficient than previous models. Additionally, the class 4 laser can treat a larger spectrum of conditions, including myofascial pain syndromes, arthritic joints, soft tissue injuries and debilitating conditions.
The Class 4 K-Laser can deliver laser energy to deeper tissues, without warming the outer tissues, demonstrating consistent results while being a safer pain management alternative to medication.
For more information about the Cube 4 K-Laser, visit: https://encompasscalgary.com/services/laser-therapy/