Shockwave Therapy at Ashburton

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-surgical treatment of painful conditions used in orthopaedics, physio, and sports medicine.

What conditions can shockwave therapy be beneficial for?

  • Tendon injuries such as Achilles tendinopathy, gluteal (trochanteric bursitis) and patellar tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Insertional Achilles tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow
  • Injuries that have not responded to other treatments

How does shockwave therapy work?

Shockwave therapy uses a machine which fires an acoustic 'pulse' into damaged tissue through a special handpiece with the aim of reducing pain and stimulating a healing response.

What makes shockwave therapy different?

Shockwave therapy provides fast pain relief, accelerates healing, and restores mobility. Being a non-surgical therapy, patients can often avoid painkillers or steroid injections for their injury—which can reduce recovery time. Shockwave therapy is ideal for speeding up the recovery of acute or chronic pain.

What else do you need to know about shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy works best when combined with other treatment modalities, such as strengthening exercises and soft tissue massage.

Is a referral required?

No referral is required for a shockwave therapy consultation.

Can I claim this service as an extra on my health insurance policy?

A shockwave therapy session with your physio or sports doctor may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover, please check with your private health insurance provider.

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Our Shockwave Therapy team

Dr Peter Fuller
Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician
Dr Stuart Down
Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician
Daniel Abrams
APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist
Aidan Rich
APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist
Adrianna Cann
APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Kelly Laing
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Bonnie Kerr
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Kara Giannone
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Grace Thek
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Nichole Schneller
Sports Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Asha Patel
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Ben Loh
Physiotherapist
Scott Murray
Sports Podiatrist
Emma Poynton
Sports Podiatrist
Lisa Middleton
Advanced Sports Dietitian
Helmut Doerner
Massage Therapist
Lihla Wyles
Massage Therapist

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