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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Glenn Óg Hughes
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Amazing experience, Nick is a fantastic physio & traîner who had no hesitation in how to treat my shoulder injury. Very confident And capable service and looking forward to working with him in the future ... Read more

Anael
2 months ago

If I could give more than 5 * to Nick I definitely would. I came for my first session in October 2019 and have been working with Nick since then. I am a competitive equestrian rider with bulging ... Read more

Matt Pickup
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I had a great experience with Nick. He took the time to understand my issue and also identify a few more that needed work. Feeling much better after my first session and ready for my second next week. ... Read more

Rebecca Kenyon
in the last week

Excellent professional and yet friendly service. Ryz has helped me with injuries on a couple of separate occasions now and he has accurately diagnosed the problem and provided a detailed treatment plan. I wouldn’t hesitate to return to ... Read more

dunlol rossall
a year 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