End the Pain with Shockwave Therapy By Mark Hayhow

Shockwave Therapy uses a series of ultrasound shockwaves to increase blood flow, stimulate muscle repair and regeneration to promote healing in damaged tissues and can be an effective treatment for:

-Achilles tendinopathy.

-Gluteal and hamstring tendinopathy and pain.

-Patella tendinopathy.

-Plantar fasciitis.

-Osteoarthritis in the knee.

-Tennis and golfers elbow.


Treatments take around 3-5 minutes.


Does not require anesthesia, injections, or surgery.


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

How Shockwave Therapy works

-The shockwave works by delivering impulses of energy to specific damaged tissue via a compressed air impulse exerted by the handpiece.

-The Shockwave increases blood flow within the affected area, stimulating cell regeneration and healing and decreasing pain.

-Each treatment takes approximately 3-5 minutes to be delivered.

-Usually no more than 3 sessions are needed one week apart. Some patients note an immediate improvement in their pain however the best results occur 12 weeks after initial treatment.

How do I arrange Shockwave

Book today with any one of our clinicians from the booking menu. To discuss any precautions and warnings feel free to phone in advance on 09 379 5767 or email your questions to grafton@instituteofsport.co.nz

Existing patients

Ask one of our clinicians if we think Shockwave could assist in your recovery.

New patients and referrals

We accept referrals from other clinicians like your GP, orthopedic surgeon, podiatrist, or rheumatologist. Ask them to make the referral and book in with us.

Treatment costs

Shockwave Therapy

Private Adult Student
Initial Session $150 $90
Follow-up $60 $60
ACC Adult Student
Initial Session & Follow-up $50 $40


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