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.

Clients rate us

James Brook
2 weeks ago

Matrix is by far one of the best practises I have visited. Riz and the team are exceptionally knowledgeable, talk you through every step of the journey and ensure you are fully informed on whats wrong, why, and ... Read more

Kelly Moss
a year ago

I've suffered with lower back pain for a couple of years now and when it flares up I know straight away to contact Nick, he's amazing! He helped me massively following my surgery and can't thank him enough ... Read more

Floyd Johnson
3 weeks ago

Brilliant physio team. Personable and fully engaged in my treatment. Excellent patient care, giving practical and accessible solutions to help me with my rehabilitation. ... Read more

Giorgia Affanni
2 months ago

I came to Matrix after struggling with sciatic pain for almost a year. Riz is very knowledgeable and friendly, he improved my back greatly and he is helping me build strength to prevent future injuries. I am absolutely satisfied ... Read more

Alex Wright
in the last week

Peter has been really helpful in assisting me to recover from a shoulder injury. Great facilities. Would recommend. ... Read more