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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Abbie Thompson
6 months ago

If I could give Nick more than 5 stars I really would! I would highly recommend Nick and Matrix physio to anyone needing physiotherapy! After seeing many physios over the years, Nick is by far the best. He ... Read more

Josh Gould
2 weeks ago

Nick is simply great. A really chill guy who knows what he's doing. Initially he wasn't sure what my injury was but within the first few sessions he was able to get to the bottom of it and ... Read more

Antony Beighton
3 months ago

Nick is a great physio! He has taken the time to establish where my weaknesses are and has put together a plan to strengthen them. Always explaining the reasons for them and how they all link together. Really ... Read more

Vikesh Mistry
3 months ago

Nick is awesome. Within the first session we covered a lot of why I was experiencing lower back pains and the best thing was is that he explains how it effects or contributes to how other areas are ... Read more

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Nick, my physio is great. I’ve seen a number of physios, orthos, sports therapists etc over the last few years, I’ve got a fair bit of experience. From the first session where I was really struggling with neck and ... Read more