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Radial Pressure Wave Therapy

Shockwave therapy on shoulderCaringbah Spinal Care offers Radial Pressure Wave Therapy (RPWT), also known as Shock Wave Therapy or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), a non-invasive therapy that sends high-pressured acoustic sound waves that travel through the skin to targeted tissue to reduce pain and stimulate tissue healing.

Conditions Treated by Radial Pressure Wave Therapy

  • Feet – heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis
  • Knee – patellar tendonitis
  • Hip – bursitis, reduction in mobility
  • Lower Leg – shin splints and tightened calves
  • Upper Leg – Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Back Pain – lumbar and chronic muscular pain
  • Carpel Tunnel
  • Shoulder – frozen shoulder, shoulder pain syndrome

What to Expect During a RPWT Session

Your session will last around 20 minutes. Our trained therapist will place a hand piece onto the injured area to allow the unit to gently transmit radial pressure waves deep into that region. By providing feedback to your therapist you can help them to fine tune the intensity and positioning of the handpiece.

Is RPWT covered by DVA and private health insurance?

DVA – DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral.

Private health insurance – If your health fund covers you for extras/allied health you will most likely be covered. Call us on (02) 9526-7633 for more information.

Does RPWT hurt?

Radial Pressure Wave Therapy varies in intensity depending on your needs but it does not generally cause clients any significant pain.

Doctor talking to patient

Possible Side Effects and Contraindications

Contraindications include:

  • Haemophilia or other coagulation disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Corticosteroid injections- wait a minimum of six weeks after local injections
  • Malignancy
  • Prosthesis and Implants located at treatment site

After the treatment some patients may experience temporary soreness, tenderness or swelling for a few hours following the procedure. This temporary inflammation is a wanted effect to help to promote the bodies healing process.

Learn More

1. Download our PDF brochure.

2. Download our PDF Poster.

3. Visit for more information on Radial Pressure Wave Therapy including clinical studies and results.

4. Call us on (02) 9526-7633 to discuss pricing or click below to set up an appointment today.


Radial Pressure Wave Therapy in Caringbah , Cronulla NSW | (02) 9526 7633