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We are looking for 5 people that are suffering from:

  • Plantar fasciitis/foot pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Hip bursitis
  • Trigger points
  • Shoulder tendonitis

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is a method of therapy that uses a device to send acoustic waves of high-energy pulses into an injury-affected area on a person’s body. The device works by creating a microtrauma to the affected area, thus stimulating blood flow and thereby promoting tissue healing. In chronic pain, these Shockwaves create a new inflammatory process, which then kick starts the brain to react by sending the necessary nutrients to promote healing.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy include:

  • Fast pain relief
  • Mobility restoration
  • Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth
  • Non-surgical
  • Non-invasive


Watch our video to learn how Shockwave Therapy works

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started with Shockwave Therapy?

Call your local clinic today to arrange an appointment. Alternately, click here to book an appointment online.

What does Shockwave Therapy feel like?

People may experience mild discomfort during the treatment. As the area becomes desensitized, the initial discomfort typically fades as it is being treated. Your Shockwave Therapist will adjust the intensity based on your comfort level to minimise discomfort. It can be gradually ramped up if necessary.

How many sessions of Shockwave Therapy do I need?

Effects start to occur after just 1 session. Most patients will notice a significant improvement in their pain symptoms & recovery within 3-4 sessions & a full treatment course is approximately 12 sessions. Your Physiotherapist will likely combine this with other modalities of treatment to give you the best outcome.

Is there a situation or condition where Shockwave Therapy cannot be used?

Shockwave Therapy is not advised:

  • Over or near bone growth centre, or until bone growth is complete
  • When a malignant disease is in or near the treatment area
  • Infection in the area is to be treated
  • Over ischemic tissue in individuals with vascular disease
  • For patients who have coagulation disorder or are taking anticoagulant medications
  • For patients who have a prosthetic device in the area to be treated
  • If the patient has a fetus in the treatment area.

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What we are about

Our practictioners are AHPRA registered physiotherapists

All of our physiotherapists are registered with the AHPRA and have completed post-graduate education yearly to supplement their education and knowledge for a high standard of patient care.

What we are about

Multiple clinics, same industry-leading service

Our team across all clinics locations at Health First are highly experienced and skilled in treating a wide variety of injuries. We understand that no two patients or injuries are the same. This is why we ensure every patient enjoys tailored physio treatment and is handled professionally, with the highest level of care.

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