“Shockwave therapy has been proven as an effective, safe and non-invasive treatment option for tendon and other pathologies of the musculoskeletal system in a multitude of high-quality randomised clinical trials.” – Bristsh Medical Bulletin Journal

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

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An instant reduction in pain is achieved immediately after the session due to decreased concentration of the pain neurotransmitter called “Substance-P”.

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Shockwave therapy is able to restart the recovery process in painful, degenerative tendons that are in a failed state of healing.

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Nitric Oxide (NO) is released which promotes the formation of new blood vessels and improved blood supply.

How does it work?

There are no electric shocks involved.

An air compressor accelerates a metal projectile inside the applicator head at a rate of 1-20 times per second. The kinetic energy of the projectile is converted into a high-pressure acoustic wave (shockwave) when it comes into contact with the applicator head.

The shockwave exerts a mechanical stimulus on the tissue being treated resulting in chemical changes taking place within the cell.

Click Here to read our blog post that goes into detail about the biological response within the tissues after a course of shockwave therapy.

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Conditions treated

If the condition ends in “itis” “osis” or “opathy” there’s a good chance it’ll respond well to treatment.

Shockwave Therapy has been successfully used to treat chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as:

  • Rotator cuff tears & tendinopathy

  • Calcium deposits in the rotator cuff tendons

  • Medial epicondylitis (golfers elbow)

  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (lateral hip pain)

  • Patellar tendinopathy (jumpers knee)

  • Osgood Schlatter disease

  • Medial Tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Low back pain

  • Myofascial pain & trigger points

Frequently Asked Questions

There will be mild discomfort during the procedure. To get the best results, we need to deliver as much energy as you can tolerate without exceeding a self-rated 7/10 on the pain scale.

An optimum shockwave treatment protocol is 1 session per week for a minimum of 3 weeks and a maximum of 6 weeks. Randomised clinical trials have found there to be an 89% success rate when following these guidelines.

Shockwave therapy is considered to be a safe and non-invasive therapy. However, some minor side effects that have been reported such as increased local discomfort, swelling, redness of the skin.

There is no additional charge for the first session and is included in the initial consultation fee.

All other sessions are charged at $50 over and above the consultation fee.

Additional areas requiring treatment are charged at $20 per region.

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