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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Melissa Venner
3 weeks ago

Riz is an absolute genius! He is extremely knowledgeable and is able to explain issues in a really accessible and friendly way. His personality and his manner during treatment leave you feeling like you're in the best hands, ... Read more

James Coulston
3 weeks ago

I can safely say Riz is the best physio I’ve come across. Unlike a lot of physio’s, he strips your injury right back, gets to know you & your body before suggesting a plan of action. Then when ... Read more

Amardeep Chima
3 months ago

Can't recommend Matrix Physio enough. Riz did an amazing job in sorting out my shoulder. I was training at the same time, he kept in contact with my PT to ensure I could still continue my training ... Read more

Foresight Admin
2 months ago

Great Physio Therapist Highly recommend. Had a shoulder injury that had been ongoing for 4 years. He managed to make me able to lift weights over my head and finally start to increase my strength. ... Read more

Chris Alexandre
3 weeks ago

Seen a lot of progress with my shoulder pain through both treatment and gym work. The facilities are top notch and Riz has been great! Would highly recommend to anyone! ... Read more