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Institute of Sports and Spines

1566 Wynnum Road Tingalpa 

Institute of Sports and


1566 Wynnum Road Tingalpa


Shockwave Therapy

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Extracorporeal Shockwave (ESWT), usually just called shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment. It can be effective in treating a range of tendonitis and plantar fasciitis

The shockwave machine administers a fast impact pulsing directly over the skin of the area being treated.  In other words, the goal is to help break up adhesions. Therefore stimulating a healing response.

Shockwave Therapy is renowned for fast pain relief and mobility restoration! It is a safe modality that can be very beneficial to patients with a range of conditions.

There may be a feeling of discomfort during treatment depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing. However, treatment intensity can be adjusted throughout the session for comfort.

The number of treatments varies depending on the indication and tissue response. Typically you will need more than one treatment. Although, very often relief is experienced after the first session.

The use of shockwave can vary from painful to not painful at all.

Firstly, our general approach is to perform a relatively “strong” session of shockwave within patient tolerance.  Secondly, to get a result, we need to stimulate a healing cycle. Most importantly, intensity needs to be strong enough to create that cycle. However, if shockwave is going to be effective, we should see a response in 1-2 visits.

Usually a maximum of 3 to 5 treatments is all that is required.

Most of our practitioners at Institute of Sports and Spines can use shockwave therapy as part of your consult.
For just $35 on top of your consultation, you can experience the benefits of the Shockwave Therapy!

Shockwave Therapy can treat conditions such as:
  • Tendinopathies
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Foot Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Shoulder Pain (for example rotator cuff tendonitis and Bony Spurs)
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Trigger Points
  • Osteoarthritis