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

David Bell
3 weeks ago

I suffer regular back problems, usually caused by interaction with my 4 year old grandson! Riz is always quick with an accurate diagnosis and his magic hands soon have me back to normal. Money well spent! ... Read more

Rob Kerr
a week ago

I had been suffering with tennis elbow for several months before seeing Ryz at Matrix Physiotherapy. His course of manipulation, exercise, and electro-stimulation reduced my symptoms over the course of six weeks, and I have been pain-free ... Read more

Alice Durrant
a week ago

Don’t waste your money on other physios, go straight to Riz and he will sort you out. I have just completed my first marathon thanks to his treatment and I would not hesitate to recommend (and I have!) ... Read more

Lois Preda
2 weeks ago

Amazing customer service and efficiency. Ryz is extremely knowledgable and friendly and I always notice improvement after every appointment! Couldn’t recommend more. ... Read more

Robert West
a month ago

I worked with a friendly and skilled physio Riz. My knee feels great! Do not be put off by the increased price compared to other competitors. Riz takes extra time with you and will not mug you off ... Read more