Shockwave therapy sends high-energy radial pressure waves (RPWs) to the site of pain. These acoustic waves increase blood flow, stimulate muscle repair and regeneration, and increase metabolisation at the cellular level. It’s proven to accelerate the healing process and is an evidence-based treatment, backed by clinical studies.


Our Cairns shockwave therapy can help treat a large range of musculoskeletal conditions and conditions that have not responded to other treatments. This includes but is not limited to chronic tendinopathies, bone pathologies, skin pathologies, muscle pathologies and peripheral nerve entrapments. More on this below.


This type of therapy triggers the body’s natural healing process. Our Cairns shockwave therapy is non-invasive and targets the source of the pain, helping to heal the injured tissue, not just reduce inflammation. We use it as part of a physiotherapy treatment plan, designed to address underlying issues. Think of it as another tool in the toolbox to fix your pain.

Cairns Shockwave Therapy, Supports Treatment

Studies and literature surrounding shockwave therapy and its benefits, continue to prove its effectiveness as a part of treatment for a range of conditions. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Chronic Tendinopathies, including: Calcific tendinopathy; Lateral epicondylalgia (tennis elbow); Greater trochanteric pain syndrome; Patellar tendinopathy; Achilles tendinopathy; Plantar fasciitis; De Quervain’s tenosynovitis.
  • Bone Pathologies, including: Delayed bone healing; Stress fracture; Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints); Avascular bone necrosis without articular derangement; Osgood Schlatter disease.
  • Skin Pathologies, including: Delayed or non-healing wounds and skin ulcers.
  • Muscle Pathologies, including: Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Grade 1 muscle strain.
  • Peripheral nerve entrapments, including: Morton’s Neuroma.

Does Shockwave Therapy Hurt?

During our Cairns shockwave therapy, you may experience a small amount of discomfort, not pain. Shockwave therapy creates an analgesic effect, so should provide you with immediate, acute pain relief.

There are sometimes some minor side effects, such as mild swelling, bruising, or aches, which may be experienced for a few days after the procedure. Major side effects are extremely rare.

In addition to increasing blood flow to your injured area, our Cairns shockwave therapy treatments also stimulate collagen production, so you will benefit from increased movement after 1 or 2 sessions.

Each session lasts around 10 minutes and most patients report a drastic pain reduction, after the first treatment. Generally, you need between 3 to 6 shockwave sessions, about a week apart, for effective long-term pain reduction.

At Wellness Embodied, we don’t believe in one size fits all with our treatment. As such, one of our physiotherapists will do a thorough assessment for your condition, before deciding if our Cairns shockwave therapy can provide you with relief and healing outcomes.


We use our Cairns shockwave therapy to support the treatment of clients from all walks of life, from professional athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in between. We know it effectively supports our hands-on physiotherapy treatment and stimulates your body’s natural healing process to assist with quicker healing, of a range of chronic and acute issues.

Referrals are not necessary to book our Cairns shockwave therapy. We use the Gymna Shockmaster machine to provide this treatment, one of the highest quality shockwave machines on the market. Its quality and wide range of treatment options far surpasses cheaper machines on the market.

If you are interested in having an assessment done by one of our Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists or Osteopath, to see if shockwave therapy might support your recovery, contact us today on (07) 4231 9777 or book online.

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