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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Amazing physiotherapy with Riz, very accommodating for different needs and expertise in all areas. Highly experienced in athlete preparation and was extremely knowledgeable in injury prevention whilst preparing for England Athletics races. ... Read more

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in the last week

Had a great experience with Riz and Matrix Physio. Needed an MRI for my back and Riz was calling the hospital on a Friday night to check and make sure I got the correct test. Can’t ask for ... Read more

Tom C
3 weeks ago

Great experience with Riz and Matrix Physio. Sorted my shoulder problem with a matter of weeks using a range of techniques. I thought the personalised videos of rehab exercises were a great touch which has helped me go ... Read more

Joseph Smith
3 weeks ago

Fantastic professionalism and skill. Went with a minor knee injury, and received great treatment. Attention to detail, training practices, explanations of what was wrong and how and why certain things would help was great. Thanks Riz! ... Read more

Ian Simkins
a week ago

Riz is brilliant. I hobbled in about 4 weeks ago as I couldn’t stand the constant pain in my hip/groin. Riz put me at ease and diagnosed me without a fuss. Fast forward 4 weeks and after the ... Read more