Shockwave Therapy


Step Up Podiatry are very excited to announce that we are able to provide shockwave therapy for many foot problems that may not respond to other conservative treatments. Our senior podiatrist has used shockwave therapy for over 5 years overseas and saw such good results we have decided to bring shockwave therapy to our clinic.


Shockwave therapy is a great treatment for conditions like


  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fascitis)

  • Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Patella Tendinopathy

  • Muscle Strains

  • "Shin Splints"

  • Trigger Points

  • Healing Chronic Wounds


Before your shockwave therapy treatment our podiatrist must have an initial consultation to ensure that shockwave therapy is right for you. This will include a full foot and leg assessment, and will require an in-depth medical history. If shockwave therapy is right for you, our podiatrist will book you in for your treatment session.


What is involved?


Your podiatrist will mark the affected area with a marker, and ultrasound gel is applied. A hand piece delivers a prescribed amount of wave impulses to the affected area. The feeling of shockwave theray is often described as "uncomfortable" but tolerable. If it is too painful the wave impulses can be decreased, but they will be less effective.The actual delivery of the shockwave normally only lasts 5 minutes. Some patients feel immediate pain relief, but shockwave usually takes approximately 3 months for the full effect to take place. Most patients require 3 sessions of shockwave therapy with 1-2 weeks between treatment times. 


Please note that ACC do not cover shockwave therapy for injuries, and a surcharge will be applicable. Please call us for the charges, as they vary depending on location.






Reception Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm

Clinic Opening Hours

Our clinic hours reflect our podiatrist's appointment schedules and therefore are subject to change

Pukekohe: 13B Hall Street

​Monday - 8am-6pm

Tuesday - 8am-6pm

Wednesday - 8am-7pm

Thursday - 8am-6pm

Friday - 7am-2pm 

Saturday - 8am- 3pm

Sundays - Closed

Otahuhu (inside Otahuhu Physiotherapy) 15/23 Station Rd, Otahuhu

Monday - 9am-5:45pm

Waiuku: 30 Constable Road

Tuesday - 8am-4pm

Te Kawhata: 12 Main Road

Every 3rd Thursday of the month (Please call to confirm dates). Every 2nd Wednesday from 7 August

Possum Bourne Retirement Village  5 Lisle Farm Dr, Pukekohe

Every 3rd Thursday of the month (Please call to confirm)

Mangere 6 Waddon Place, Mangere

Every 2nd Friday of the month (Please call to confirm dates)

Otahuhu (Otahuhu Physiotherapy)
Te Kauwhata
Ryman (Possum Bourne)