RADIAL PULSE WAVE THERAPY is available at Manjimup Physiotherapy!

Use of this cutting edge technology is proven to enhance and reset the healing pattern. Impressive results have been reported in cases that have failed to respond to conventional treatment. It treats the musculoskeletal pathology instead of just offering symptomatic relief.

What is Radial Pulse Wave (RPW) Therapy

The basic principles behind shockwave therapy are the high pressured acoustic shockwaves which travel through the skin to stimulate pain relief and tissue repair.


Radial Pressure waves were originally used as a medical treatment for eliminating kidney stones. Some of the side effects discovered while using this treatment were bone healing and accelerated tissue healing in the areas submitted to shockwave treatment. Today, the use of radial shockwaves or RPW has been successfully extended.

Benefits of RPW

This is a treatment solution for long term injuries and soft tissue injuries. Benefits include:

Pain Reduction: Shockwaves promote the release of pain and inflammatory inhibiting substances in the tissue on a cellular level and have been demonstrated to lessen pain. The mechanism works just like a regulatory circuit.

Healing: Repeated shockwaves applied to the affected area create an increase in circulation, generating new blood flow to the area, promoting tissue healing and regeneration. The oxygen content is increased, which reduces the concentration of carbon dioxide in the tissue which is thought to stimulate the healing process. Local treatment of the affected area will enhance and reset the healing pattern.

Restoration of Muscle Tone: The “vicious circle”, as well as the strong pathological association between pain and muscle tone will be broken and lead to restoring a normalised muscle tone. Shockwaves created increase cell membrane permeability, which allows old, damaged and weakened cells to be removed and replaced with healthy cells.

Some of the conditions for which RPW is used successfully include:

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Knee pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Muscle strains
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fascitis