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

Nelia Bekker
2 months ago

Absolutely fantastic physiotherapy received! I had ACL reconstruction and wanted to get back to playing hockey. I had the best help I could have wished for and worth every penny. Great facilities too. Would highly recommend to anyone ... Read more

dunlol rossall
a year ago

Over the last few weeks Riz has taken me from a hobbling wreck back to running again. I can highly recommend using them. Their service,attitude & banter are second to none. ... Read more

Lee Welch
2 months ago

I’ve suffered with ankle, neck and lower back issues. Nick has been able to help with them all. His level of knowledge and understanding is second to none. He’s helped me to get mobile again. I can’t thank ... Read more

Rebecca Bossick
2 months ago

I have worked with Matrix Physiotherapy for a number of years. I am a physiotherapist in London and when some of my patients have moved up North or have been on business trips in Manchester, I ask them ... Read more

Jake Manning
3 months ago

I have been to Matrix a few times now and had a great experience each time. from my first appointment Riz really took the time to understand how he can help me and really helped to educate me ... Read more