Warner Lakes Medical Precinct, Unit 1/ 1185B

Old North Road, Warner, QLD 4500

07 3448 0163

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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy or Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a proven treatment for chronic soft tissue injuries and several bone conditions.

It is a non-invasive, non-electrical high energy sound that travels through the body focusing on the target spots using a hand-held probe. The target spots are the myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions.

In treating the condition, the shock waves produce a swift increase in blood circulation in the target area breaking down the fibrous scar tissue built over time more evident in chronic conditions.

The scar tissue is a non- elastic tissue that prevents normal mobility and function. In doing such, it weakens the surrounding unaffected tissues causing further damage and pain. By breaking the fibrous scar tissue and increasing the blood circulation rate, cell regeneration and other reparative processes commence thereby healing the body.

Shockwave Therapy And Your Body’s Reaction

The shockwave therapy produces quick results. There a number of research to support its efficiency and more are still being conducted. With shockwave therapy, your body positively reacts. The following are some of the positive reactions of your body towards the treatment.

New blood vessel formation

New blood vessels are formed in replacement of the capillary microruptures caused by the application of acoustic waves. This is important to start and maintain the repair processes of the damaged tissue.

Stimulation of collagen formation

Collagen is important for the repair processes in the damaged myoskeletal and ligamentous structures. Shockwave therapy increases procollagen synthesis.

Disintegration of calcified fibroblasts

Microtears and other trauma to the tendon can cause calcium build-up. Shockwave therapy breaks the calcified fibroblasts.

Release of trigger points

Trigger points are the cause of back, shoulder, neck, and limbs pain. Through shockwave therapy, the calcium pump is unblocked and the metabolic crisis in the myofilaments is reversed releasing the trigger points.

What Does Shockwave Therapy Treat?

Shockwave therapy can treat the following conditions:



Bone Spur

Calcific Tendonitis



Reference: Wimpenny P. 2018. Shockwave Theory Education. [Online] (Updated 2/2/2018)

Please speak to your health practitioner if you are experiencing any of the listed conditions to begin your treatment process.

Shockwave Therapy At Warner Lakes Family Practice

Talk to your Warner Lakes Family Practice doctor to learn more of this amazing treatment. You don’t have to endure the pain; we are glad to help!


Setting an appointment with your Warner Lakes Family Practice is made easier. If you’re too busy to drop by our office, you can call us on (07) 3448 0163 or click below to book online

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Starting from 1st January 2022, we will be introducing more Mixed-Billing for your consultations. As such, a small gap fee will likely be payable, but we are aiming to keep your overall ‘out of pocked’ expense to a minimum.  Weekend fees will remain the same as our 2021 pricing.

Our Practices have been primarily Bulk-Billing since their inception.  However due to increased costs associated with delivering services, this transition is necessary to continue providing you and your family quality healthcare.

Bridgeman Family Practice and Warner Lakes Family Practice have chosen to continue to subsidise your healthcare by setting our fees lower than the current recommended fee schedule set by the Medical Association of Australia (AMA).

We accept EFTPOS, credit cards and cash for your convenience. Please make sure you link your bank details with your Medicare card in order for the rebate to be deposited into your account within 48 hours. We will lodge the claims online after your consult for your convenience.

To help us reduce your waiting time for appointments, we kindly ask that you discuss only one item with your GP during a standard 15 minute appointment.  If you need to address more than one issue, please book a longer appointment with your GP.

Please note: Bulk-billing services will continue for patients aged 16 years and under; and all valid Concession Card holders*.  Please show your current concession card at each appointment.

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