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

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a week 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

Amardeep Chima
2 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

Emma Corcoran
a month ago

Been working with Riz on my knees which hurt when going downstairs and after running. Ive now got a great set of exercises which I do most days and they have really helped. I've now encouraged for my ... Read more

Michael Cupial
4 weeks ago

Very good physio service, attentive and listening. Set of exercises and massages helped me to overcome lower back pain. I can recommend to anyone suffering from some injuries this professional service. Good work Riz! All best ... Read more

Antony Bradshaw
4 weeks ago

Brilliant attention to detail, giving a really good device while at appointments but also sharing the exercises to help me ensure that I can manage my injury in the future. Would definitely recommend going here with any problems. ... Read more