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Shockwave Therapy for Shoulder Pain Relief: A Guide by Movement Mechanics Osteopathy Auckland

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Discover the Effective Solution for Shoulder Pain: Shock Wave Therapy in Auckland

Expert Osteopath Care in Waitakere, West Auckland, and Auckland


Dealing with shoulder pain can be challenging, affecting your mobility and quality of life. At Movement Mechanics Osteopathy Auckland, we understand your struggle and are here to offer a cutting-edge solution: Shock Wave Therapy. This innovative treatment is particularly beneficial for conditions such as Calcifying Tendinitis and Subacromial Pain Syndrome.

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Understanding Your Shoulder Pain

Calcifying Tendinitis of the Shoulder

This condition involves calcium deposits forming in the rotator cuff tendons, leading to chronic pain. Key symptoms include:

  • Intense shoulder pain, often worsening when lying on the affected side or raising the arm

  • Disruptions in sleep due to discomfort

  • Weakness, stiffness, and a sensation of snapping or catching in the shoulder

Subacromial Pain Syndrome

Also known as rotator cuff tendinosis or shoulder impingement syndrome characterised by:

  • The pinching of tendons and bursa in the subacromial space

  • Inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons (tendonitis) and surrounding bursa (bursitis)

  • Tendon or bursa thickening, leading to increased impingement and inflammation

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Shock Wave Therapy: A Breakthrough in Shoulder Pain Treatment

Transforming Osteopathic Care in Auckland

Shock Wave Therapy has emerged as a revolutionary non-invasive treatment for shoulder pain, showing promising results for conditions like Calcifying Tendinitis and Subacromial Pain Syndrome.

How It Works:

  • The therapy delivers focused shock waves to the affected area.

  • These waves promote healing by stimulating the body's natural repair mechanisms.

Research and Effectiveness:

Significant research supports the effectiveness of Shock Wave Therapy. A study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine (2014) reported substantial improvement in patients with Calcifying Tendinitis of the shoulder after undergoing shock wave therapy.

Patient-Centric Treatment

  • Our treatment is quick, non-invasive, and has minimal side effects.

  • It's an ideal option for those seeking alternatives to surgery.

Shockwave Therapy Shoulder Pain

Why Opt for Movement Mechanics Osteopathy Auckland?

Leading Osteopath Services in West Auckland

  • Committed to evidence-based, patient-focused treatments.

  • Keeping pace with the latest osteopathic advancements to ensure optimal care.

Holistic and Comprehensive Approach

  • We address not just symptoms but the underlying causes of your pain.

  • Integrating various treatment modalities for the best possible outcomes.

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Your Path to Pain-Free Living. Movement Matters

At Movement Mechanics Osteopathy Auckland, we’re dedicated to utilising advanced treatments like Shock Wave Therapy to improve your health and well-being. For those suffering from shoulder pain, we’re here to guide you towards a pain-free lifestyle.


Jonathan Hall M.Ost, BAppSci (HB), PGCertHSc (Acupuncture) & GradDipHeal

Jonathan Hall is the founder and principle Osteopath at Movement Mechanics Osteopathy and specialises in Shockwave Therapy. A fully qualified Osteopath currently studying Western Medical Acupuncture out of AUT New Zealand, Jonathan founded Auckland Shockwave Therapy to help bring evidence-based Shockwave treatment to New Zealand using the industry-leading EMS Radial Shock Wave device.

Gerdesmeyer, L., et al. (2014). Effectiveness of Radial Shockwave Therapy for Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder: Single-Blind, Randomized Clinical Study. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(5), 1146-1153. doi:10.1177/0363546514525591

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Disclaimer: This content is for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

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