Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy & how does it work?

Shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a progressive treatment option used to help with chronic conditions which affect all parts of the body.

Radial shockwaves are high-energy acoustic waves passed on from a handpiece held against the skin and dissipated outwards to painful spots into the underlying tissues.
The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissue.

At The Footcare Clinic we combine Shockwave Therapy with a tailored rehab program to improve movement and help each individual regain normal function

What conditions can Shockwave Therapy Treat?

Plantar fasciitis
Heel pain
Achilles tendinopathy
Chronic Tendinopathy
Morton’s neuroma
Trigger point therapy
Muscle tightness
Shin pain/Shin splints

What to expect in your consult?

We know your time is valuable and true to our values of respecting everybody we strive to always run on time.

Prior to your appointment you will receive an email with a link to complete your client forms online. If you prefer to do it in person we would appreciate that you arrive 10 mins earlier to allow time for registration and to make things run smoothly.

On arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a smile! You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.

We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.


Shockwave treatment is not invasive, meaning there’s no puncture to the skin. For the initial 10 secs or so you’ll feel a slight discomfort and often we will adjust the intensity to suit each individual. This usually is followed by numbness or heaviness in the area and the latter phase of the treatment will feel less painful. There is also an analgesic effect with Shockwave therapy whereby most patients usually report a reduction in pain immediately after the treatment.

Each treatment sessions are up to 10-15 minutes in length.

Many patients get pain reduction after the initial one to two sessions although most people require 4-6 sessions over a 1-2 month period for pain relief to get back to their normal activity.

  • Nail problems (yes we even cut your toenails!)
  • Skin problems – corns and calluses
  • Sport and overuse injuries – shin splints, calf pain, ankle sprains
  • Diabetes foot assessments
  • Heel pain, arch pain, leg pain, ankle pain, knee pain
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Warts
  • Running injuries
  • Child and adolescent injuries
  • Gait and posture problems

No, you do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist. The only time you’ll need a referral is if you qualify for the Medicare funded Chronic Management Care Plan or if you’re a War Veteran with a Gold Card.

Our Podiatrists are very popular so we can’t guarantee an appointment on the same day but we’ll do our best to make it happen if you contact us by phone.

We allow 40 mins for all initial consultations. This extended time will allow our Podiatrists to meet you, assess you and give you a management plan and treatment. Our subsequent appointments are generally 20 mins in duration.

Yes, Podiatrists can refer for x-rays, ultrasounds and MRIs.

We accept all private health funds. With our HICAPS terminal, you’ll be able to claim on the spot!

No, however we are registered with Medicare who will contribute $52.95 towards your appointment fee if you have a GP referral under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. You just pay the difference, that’s all. Your doctor (GP) can refer you for up to 5 sessions in a year for chronic conditions such as Diabetes.

What can we help you with? Give us a call or chat with us here online and we’ll be happy to talk about the fees with you.

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