What is shockwave therapy and how can it help?

Having an injury for an extended period of time can feel debilitating and frustrating. Some even say it becomes their ‘new normal’ when it doesn’t need to be tolerated. Radial shockwave therapy could help with your chronic pain. Here’s how it works…

What is radial shockwave therapy and how does it work

Radial shockwave therapy is a means of introducing pressure waves into affected tissue. This instigates and reboots immune factors and blood circulation to the chronically sore tissues which, in turn, enables the body to heal. You can think of it as if your body has dealt with your chronic injury for so long that it has “forgotten about it” and your body is therefore not healing itself effectively enough. Shockwave therapy can stir the injury up and “remind” your body to resume the healing process.

What can it help with?

Radial shockwave therapy aids in:

  • reducing myofascial trigger points (tender areas)
  • eradicating tendinopathies such as:
  • plantar fasciosis
  • achilles tendinopathy
  • golfer’s elbow
  • tennis elbow
  • frozen shoulder
  • hamstring tendinopathy
  • breaking down scar tissue
  • increasing circulation to a focal area.

What can it help with?

Radial shockwave therapy, like many therapies, cannot be a standalone treatment. Other interventions such as soft tissue therapy, stretching and strengthening, mobilisation, orthotic therapy, myofascial dry-needling are proven to be highly effective in conjunction with shockwave therapy.

We recommend consulting your health practitioner and allowing for proper assessment before commencing shockwave treatment. Shockwave therapies are generally performed on a weekly basis for 4-6 weeks and with personalised management plans for the best results.

Here at BOOST HEALTH COLLECTIVE, our Podiatrists, Physiotherapists and our Myotherapists are trained in the technique of radial shockwave therapy. If you’d like to know more, give us a call or shoot us an email – we’d love to help with your chronic conditions.

What our clients are saying about us

Bree BrittBree Britt
05:41 22 May 24
Mehar was fabulous! Not only was she warm, welcoming and funny, but professional and thorough.From the moment I walked in I felt well supported. She was able to identify what was going on, factoring in older ailments, and provide me with a treatment plan and options.Her focus was on sustainable changes and support moving forward, and I had a written plan and clear explanations and clarifications on everything. I never felt like she was encouraging me to need to come back unnecessarily.It took a few visits, and each time was met with the same warmth and professionalism. I got consistent progress and feel so much better now, even though it's a few months on from when I last saw her.It's very clear she is wonderful at what she does, thinks about the whole person and I would definitely recommend her to others considering needing podiatry support.
Rose StewartRose Stewart
02:32 14 May 24
The whole client therapist experience has been amazing. My Myotherapist provided me with a detailed plan to ensure my progress to meet my goals as well as addressing my issues of pain.Each follow up session is reviewed, discussed and any changes added/deleted or modified.The timely reminders and follow up from the clinic and experience with the Client Experience Officers have been always polite and friendly.
Patrick MonahanPatrick Monahan
00:37 13 May 24
Mehar Sandhu has been an absolute delight. She is very professional in her treatment and most personable and friendly to deal with.
Yolanda OppyYolanda Oppy
03:13 10 May 24
Ezyk ArtistEzyk Artist
00:07 19 Apr 24
I've been coming here exclusively since my first consultation. I've had constant shoulder and arm pain from my line of work; the exercises my physio, Carina provided are easy to remember, not time consuming and super effective!Bonus: the space feels super clean and calming - highly recommend coming here
Natasha KhongNatasha Khong
23:58 22 Mar 24
I had a great experience here. The gym was well equipped and the atmosphere of the clinic was amazing. I had Carina, who was very knowledgeable about my injury and helped construct a great solution plan! Her manner was beautiful and she had great energy. Definitely recommend!
Annabel ChandlerAnnabel Chandler
20:28 14 Mar 24
I’ve been seeing Talia for a few weeks now for treatment on my shoulder bursitis. From day 1 she was great! She explained everything about my condition to me and what she wanted to do which helped me visualise my own recovery. Could not recommend her enough.
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