What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

Storz Medical Shockwave Therapy (or Extracorporeal shock wave) is a curative process that results in the elimination of symptoms including pain and inflammation.  In addition, it enhances the body’s immune system response and facilitates natural healing. Shockwave Therapy is completely safe and has no adverse side effects.  If you are bothered with plantar fasciitis or any tendonitis, Shockwave Therapy can help.

Tough Cares

Shockwave Therapy uses ultrasound to disrupt the body's current status and start the healing process. Shockwave Therapy is being used in various medical circles because of it's flexibility to target the hurt areas. Integrated Health has recently added Shockwave Therapy to the list of services we offer to assist in the care of our patients.

Shockwave Therapy uses ultrasound that deliver a steady stream of pulsation to the affected area. This results in reduced swelling and improved collagen production that is the foundation of all tissue and this leads to the regrowth of blood vessels, nerves, muscle, bone and cartilage where possible.

The therapy is completely safe and has no adverse side effects. It is a drug-free option to improve your healing. For a video on how this therapy works, click the video to the left. Integrated Health Centre has a dedicated shockwave therapist on staff to deliver this treatment: Alora Hammel. Our therapists have completed specialized training in shockwave therapy. A chiropractic or physiotherapy assessment can determine if shockwave therapy is an option for you.