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Shockwave Therapy

Fast effective pain relief for common tendon injuries. May help reduce pain in soft tissue injuries and, in some cases, be more effective than 3 months of traditional rehab.

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Don't Suffer Any Longer

Shockwave can be an effective treatment of the likes of achilles tendinopathy, gluteal and hamstring tendinopathy and pain, plantar fasciitis, and tennis and golfers elbow.

Quick

Treatments take around 5 minutes.

Non-invasive

It doesn't require anaesthesia, injections or surgery.

Effective

Better than traditional rehab for insertional tendinopathy, and as effective as 3 months of Achilles strengthening.

Conditions We Treat

Exercise is beneficial not just for overall health; often, it can be more effective than many of the most commonly prescribed medications. Physical activity has proven evidence to support its effectiveness in conditions such as:

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Osteoarthritis

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Cardiovascular Disease

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Cancer

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Type 2 Diabetes

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Osteoporosis

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Neurological Disorders

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Pulmonary Disease

How does it work, and what can I expect?

Shockwave therapy involves directing ultrasound shockwaves towards damaged tissue which in turn promotes healing. The shockwaves promote increased blood circulation and metabolism in the impact area, which accelerates the healing processes.

Results

  • 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 tendon remodelling and healing.

Not all shockwave is the same

It is important to realise that not all shockwave machines are the same and that your treatment 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?

Shockwave is one of a range of treatments that can be used to treat injuries, make an appointment to see if it is right for your condition.

  • Exisiting patients
    If you already see one of the Axis team, ask us if we think shockwave could assist in your recovery.
  • New patients and referrals
    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.

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

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