Frequently Asked Questions
At Shephard Health, we are asked many questions each day about our NW Calgary Chiropractor Services. Below are some of the more frequent questions we encounter.
If you have a question you want to be answered, please either call us directly at (403) 543-7499 or use our handy contact form to send us your question.
Shephard Health FAQ’s
Q) How are you able to offer Shockwave Therapy for only $60 per treatment when others are charging over $200 to $300 per appointment?
A) Since we were one of the first clinics to offer this procedure, the price per treatment was normally set by the manufacturer. However, those fees are only a suggested guideline. Due to the large volume of patients that we see in our clinic, we would rather help more people than make a few extra bucks. For a full description click here to read our blog.
Q) How long does a treatment take and how many sessions do I have before I see any benefits?
A) A specific treatment can take anywhere from five to 15 minutes, depending on the location and severity of a patient’s condition. Positive benefits are often seen following the first treatment.* The assessment would provide a more patient-specific estimate of the number of treatments required to gain the best results*.
Q) Is Active Release Therapy (ART) painful?
A) Generally, ART is not painful. However, comfort levels vary with each individual. At times ART can be described as mildly uncomfortable, but the therapeutic benefits easily outweigh any tenderness felt during treatment.
Q) Will my extended insurance cover Active Release Therapy (ART)?
A) The patient portion can be fully covered by extended insurance available through some policies. We recommend contacting your extended insurance company to confirm the details of your policy.
Please note that we do not bill secondary insurance companies on your behalf, but we would be happy to assist you with your individual insurance forms.
Q) Where is there parking in the Kensington Area?
A) There are several options for parking in Kensington.
- Metered Parking on Kensington Road Rate: $0.25 per 10 minutes.
- Underground Parking at the rear of the building on 11A Street. The cost is $10.
- 2 Hour Metered Parking around St. John’s Elementary School on 12th Street.
- On street parking is FREE from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.
Please note that parking in the Kensington area is constantly monitored.
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