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

Beth Livesey
a month ago

Having been to several city centre physios I can safely say the treatment and knowledge from Riz and the Matrix team far exceeds others from my personal perspective. Not only does he clearly explain the issues, treatment and ... Read more

James Calland Smith
3 months ago

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

Jason Banks
a month ago

If your looking for a miracle worker! You have come to the right place I met Ryszard - Matrix Physio from a visit to my work!An quickly found I had sustained injury of whiplash of sort! He ... Read more

kane hurley
a month ago

I’ve been seeing riz now for a couple of months and he has really helped me understand my injury and work towards fixing it. He is very knowledgeable and direct. I would highly recommend. ... Read more

Brandon Singh
a month ago

Great service all round. Warm and welcoming staff who have set me on the road to recovery. I would highly recommend. ... Read more