Sinnamon Park Village,

3/58 Oldfield Road Sinnamon Park Qld 4123


                Sinnamon Park Medical Centre,

     3/58 Oldfield Road Sinnamon Park Qld 4123

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Shockwave Therapy

Radial pressure wave therapy

Helping improve chronic musculoskeletal conditions and speed up recovery


fast pain relief


avoid painkillers / medication / steroid injections


non-surgical therapy

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy – ESWT or Radial Shockwave Therapy) is a non-invasive method of treatment that help with a range of sub-acute to chronic musculoskeletal disorders which are difficult to heal.

The greatest benefit of shockwave therapy is treating the injured area by promoting natural healing response in tissue and not only improving the symptoms.

Our physiotherapist at Vitalis Physiotherapy has been trained in Australia and is fully certified to use shockwave machine. Our specialist combines shockwave therapy with hands-on treatment to provide the best possible outcome.


How does shockwave therapy work?

The therapy uses radial pressure waves via a handheld device transferring high energy to the entire pain region to initiate a natural healing response in chronic injuries. Along with triggering the healing response, shockwave therapy can also alleviate pain, improve range of motion, promotes regeneration, reduce muscle tightness and painful trigger points.

Most patients declare significant pain relief immediately after one session, others can gain notable improvement after 4-5 therapies.


Who can benefit from shockwave therapy?

Radial pressure wave therapy is indicated for anyone with a chronic injury of tendon or muscle. Our physiotherapist who is specialising in shockwave therapy will assess if you are eligible for that method of treatment.

Conditions we Treat

What conditions does shockwave therapy treat?

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spur
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Patella tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
  • Calcific Tendinopathy of the Shoulder
  • Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
  • Finger Tenosynovitis (Trigger Finger)
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Gluteal tendinopathy
  • Proximal hamstring tendinopathy
  • Other forms of insertional tendinopathy
  • Other musculoskeletal problems:
    • Muscle strains
    • Calcified Haematomas (“corkies”)
    • Shin splints
    • Osteitis pubis
    • Recalcitrant trigger points
    • Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Impressive results have been revealed to people suffering from conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis.

How many treatments will I need?

The amount of shockwave session needed will depend on:

  • Type of injury,
  • Location of the injury,
  • How long you have had the injury for

The average number of treatments is between 3 – 5 sessions, maximum 8, however is dependable to patient’s response from the treatment. Best practice is treatment five to seven days apart until the course is completed.

What are the contraindications?

  • Pregnancy
  • Acute inflammation
  • Corticosteroid injections (wait minimum of 6 weeks after local injection)
  • Malignancy
  • Metastasis
  • High dose anticoagulant therapy


Shockwave Therapy

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Contact Details


Vitalis Physiotherapy

Sinnamon Park


Sinnamon Park Village
3/58 Oldfield Road, Sinnamon Park Qld 4123

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Rehabilitation pre and post surgery

Correct rehabilitation is an important in achieving the optimum outcome from your procedure.This process can be divided into two phases; Pre and Post surgery.


  • Pre-surgical physiotherapy aims to develop an exercise program that can be performed 4-6 weeks prior to surgery. These programs will help you to maximise your range of movement and improve your muscles strength while you are waiting for your surgery and ensures a quicker recovery, often with less pain.
  • Post-surgical physiotherapy. Goal of a post-surgery physiotherapy program is to help you return to optimal physical function.Patients who participate in post-surgical rehabilitation process typically have better results and recovery experiences than those who don’t.


Vitalis Physiotherapy can assist you with pre/post rehabilitation;

  • Shoulder surgery such as; Rotator cuff repairs.
  • Total joint replacements such as; knee, hip, shoulder.
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.
  • Neck and back surgery such as; laminectomy, fusions, decompression
  • Arthroscopic knee surgeries such as; lateral release, meniscectomies, meniscal repairs.
  • Achilles tendon repairs.
  • Nerve releases such as; cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, carpal tunnel, tarsal tunnel.
  • Surgical fixation of fractures of the arms and legs.

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Opening hours :

Monday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 1:00  pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm