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Conditions That Can Benefit from Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy in Auckland is an unfortunately underutilised treatment in Auckland, though it can provide marked improvements for a range of medical conditions, particularly when used as a complement to other treatments and techniques. Often, it is used as an alternative to medication, because the deep tissues of the body can be reached. If you’re new to shockwave therapy and are unsure if you’d be eligible, we at On Point Physio have listed the conditions that can benefit greatly, below:


  1. Tendinopathies – Including conditions like plantar fasciitis, where the bottom of the foot is inflamed, tennis elbow and Achilles tendinopathy, which often impact a sportsperson’s performance. Patellar tendonitis can also see improvement through shockwave therapy.

  2. Myofascial Trigger Points – Pressure on your myofascial trigger points can cause pain, discomfort and even tension headaches. These are the points around the tissue that holds muscles in place, called fascia, and often occurs when you tense a muscle repeatedly – like during work or sports.

  3. Frozen Shoulder and Calcifications – By breaking down calcium deposits in the shoulder, shockwave therapy has been known to vastly improve frozen shoulder and calcifications with a precise and targeted approach. 

  4. Muscle Hypertonia – Though undergoing research, shockwave therapy can relax and stimulate hypertonic muscles, which otherwise cause pain, stiffness, spasms and a reduced range of motion.

  5. Wound Healing – Including bone and muscle injuries, or even cuts and scrapes to the skin.

  6. Erectile Dysfunction – Shockwave therapy can improve blood flow, which aids in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.


By focusing extracorporeal shockwaves through a lens and transmitting them into the body – as deep as 12cm – shockwave therapy stimulates your body’s cells to trigger an intrinsic healing mechanism, which is why so many varied conditions can be treated.

As an Epsom-based physio clinic, we at On Point Physio provide expertly-led shockwave therapies in Auckland. Our patients suffer from a wide range of conditions, and have found a great alleviation of their symptoms in only a few treatments. Please contact us to find out more, as we are ready to help you.

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