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Plantar Fasciitis

Don’t suffer any longer. Get fast effective pain relief for plantar fasciitis with shockwave therapy. Start feeling improvements quickly and aid in your recovery.

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Start Feeling Pain Free Now

Shockwave therapy can be effective in reducing the discomfort you are currently feeling, and can work in parallel to other treatments you may be receiving, or offered in on it’s own.


Treatments take around 5 minutes.


It doesn't require anaesthesia, injections or surgery.


Shown to reduce average pain score from 8.5/10 to 1.5/10 within four weeks

Conditions We Treat

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Your Planta Fascia Specialists

How does it work, and what can I expect?

Shockwave therapy involves directing ultrasound shockwaves at the heel and base of your foot. The shockwaves promote increased blood circulation and metabolism in the impact area, which accelerates the healing processes.


  • In the short term, most people see an improvement in their symptoms. This is due to a change in the way the body perceives pain.
  • In the longer term, shockwave has been shown to help assist with fascia healing.

Not all shockwave is the same

It is important to realise that not all shockwave machines are the same and that your treatment at Axis is conducted in line with international best practice. Our Swiss Dolorclast machines have robust clinical data to support their use.

How do I arrange shockwave therapy?

To be seen for shockwave therapy you must have a referral. We accept referrals from other clinicians like your orthopaedic surgeon, podiatrist or rheumatologist. Ask them to arrange the referral, and then book in with us.

Booking is easy, simply call or email us and we can book you in for your first treatment. We can usually see you within a few days of booking if not sooner.

Treatment Costs

Each treatment costs $135 per session ($200 for bilateral injuries). In almost all cases, an initial course of three treatments is recommended. In most cases, this treatment is not funded by ACC.

Clinic Times and Locations

Our shockwave therapy treatments are available at both our St Johns and Wairau Valley locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral?

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What additional treatments are available?

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