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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Vikesh Mistry
a month ago

Nick is awesome. Within the first session we covered a lot of why I was experiencing lower back pains and the best thing was is that he explains how it effects or contributes to how other areas are ... Read more

Abbie Thompson
3 months ago

If I could give Nick more than 5 stars I really would! I would highly recommend Nick and Matrix physio to anyone needing physiotherapy! After seeing many physios over the years, Nick is by far the best. He ... Read more

Antony Beighton
a month ago

Nick is a great physio! He has taken the time to establish where my weaknesses are and has put together a plan to strengthen them. Always explaining the reasons for them and how they all link together. Really ... Read more

Leah Yarwood
in the last week

Riz has exceptional knowledge and is super friendly which puts you at ease straight away. I was given a progressive exercise regime to build on each week and take forward with me (along with videos of myself demonstrating ... Read more

Tom Lord
a month ago

I would highly recommend Nick to anyone. He identified a nerve problem in my elbow immediately and has helped to alleviate the pain almost straight away. The exercises I have been given to work through at home perfectly ... Read more