Shockwave Therapy

Columbia Integrated Health Centre is excited to introduce our patients to the benefits of Shockwave Therapy.

What is it?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy or ESWT is a treatment used in physical therapy, orthopedics, urology and cardiology. The shockwaves are abrupt, high amplitude pulses of mechanical energy, similar to soundwaves, generated by an electromagnetic coil or a spark in water. Extracorporeal” means that the shockwaves are generated externally to the body and transmitted from a pad through the skin.

How does it work?

The radio-pulse waves generated by the transducer, are absorbed through the tissues at different wavelengths and frequencies. These radio-pulse waves (RPW) can disrupt abnormal collagen in scar tissue and adhesions which can lead to the restoration of normal movements and function. Studies have also shown that it can increase angiogenesis which leads to increased blood and therefore oxygen supply to our tissues. There is also some theories that the RPW can increase the proliferation of specialized types of cells call Fibroblasts, to an area of injury that is being treated, which results in faster healing.
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or if you would like more information on this treatment, please feel free to call the health centre and speak to one of our Doctors.

Click the link to see a Shockwave Demonstration with Dr. Gaelan Connell, one of our Chiropractors.