Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy has been drifting in and out of fashion in the physiotherapy world for decades. Old attitudes and poor evidence have shown to be challenged by new emerging research on various electrotherapy practices. Like any therapy – ‘dose’ is hugely important in deciding application methods. A solid understanding of physics and physiology is therefore required to improve cellular activity and promote healing. At Matrix we use an assortment of ultrasound, electrical stimulation and shock wave therapy on site to augment tissue structure and promote healing. The mechanisms of action are complicated but this is aimed at providing a synopsis of action and typical injuries treated.

Shockwave therapy

Action – Full mechanism is not full understood but current evidence suggests increased cellular activity, reduction of pain and augmented soft tissue structure via inflammatory response.

Typical Injuries – Various tendon injuries such as; plantar fasciiopathy, jumper’s knee, rotator cuff injuries are most common, and can be treated well if calcification has onset.

Ultrasound

Action: – Accelerates haematoma (bruising) break down, increases cellular activity and metabolism, improves scar tissue functional capacity (Tsai et al 2006, Yeung et al 2006)

Typical injuries: – Acute soft tissue trauma (non fracture), Tendon ailments such as plantar fasciiopathy tennis elbow etc.

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James Calland Smith
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I have worked with Riz at Matrix for the last 6 months and I could not recommended him highly enough. He's a really good guy, friendly, approachable, unbelievably knowledgeable and nothing is ever to much to ask him. ... Read more

Hannah Anderson
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Fantastic physiotherapy! I broke my back 8 months ago and I'm back to doing exercises I didn't think I would be able to do for years. Lovely and welcoming and brilliant customer service too! ... Read more

Chris Prentice
a week ago

Amazing customer service and fantastic treatment. The whole healing process was made easier by Rizs' confidence and ability to easily explain what was going on in an understandable way. I'd have full confidence in highly recommending Riz ... Read more

Emily Woodhouse
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Dislocated my patela playing netball last year and was struggling with pain and swelling almost a year on and still wasn’t able to run. The progress I’ve made in a matter of weeks with Matrix has been incredible. ... Read more

dunlol rossall
a week ago

Over the last few weeks Riz has taken me from a hobbling wreck back to running again. I can highly recommend using them. Their service,attitude & banter are second to none. ... Read more