Shockwave Therapy

Available at Majestic clinic in Wellington

Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical therapy that can help to accelerate healing in musculoskeletal conditions. Administered by a trained physiotherapist, it works by sending radial pressure waves to damaged tissue in the body. The shockwaves temporarily cause inflammation of the targeted region, which then helps to improve blood encouraging the area to heal itself.

Types of conditions Shockwave Therapy can help:

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Patellar tendinopathy (pain in the knee)
  • Shoulder Tendinopathy
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis (inflammation of the tissue along the bottom of your foot)

Common Side Effects:

While Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective form of treatment, some side effects may occur, including:

  • Reddening
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Hematoma (bruising)
  • Petechia (red spots)

These side effects should lessen within 5 to 10 days from treatment. Speak with your physio first before taking pain medication.

Circumstances Shockwave Therapy is not suitable for:

  • Pregnancy
  • Haemophilia or other coagulation disorders
  • Acute inflammation
  • Disturbed sensory and nervous function, e.g. Diabetes
  • Corticosteroid injections – wait a minimum of 6 weeks after local injections
  • Malignancy
  • Prostheses and implants

If you think shockwave could be right for you, speak with your physio today.

Please note, this therapy is only available at our Majestic clinic in Wellington.