Sports Injury Clinics
Solihull - Tamworth - Atherstone
Telephone 0121 709 5222
Electrotherapy is an electrical modality that is used in sports injuries by sports therapists and physiotherapists.
At Solihull Sports Injury Clinic we feel that after years of using ultrasound, interferential and mediwave that electrotherapy is very useful in treating soft tissue injuries.
Most modern day physiotherapy students are put off using electrotherapy during their university training because they are taught " there is no clinical evidence to support that electrotherapy is effective in treating injuries"
The opinion of Solihull Sports Physiotherapist John Williams is that they do not want NHS musculo-skeletal physiotherapists to veer away from the current regime of exercise therapy. This is probably due to pressure from long waiting lists for physiotherapy appointments and a list of exercises given to patients is quicker than treating them with electrotherapy
Interferential treatment on hamstring strain
Ultrasound is a very useful piece of equipment for treating ligament sprains and warming up scar tissue before treatment.
It is non invasive and can produce quicker healing times on soft tissue injuries than rest and exercises.
Interferential has many benefits including pain relief and increasing local blood supplies to stimulate soft tissue repair.
Mediwave has the ability to passively contract skeletal muscle without fatigue or discomfort. Great for conditioning and lymphatic drainage to reduce swelling and pain
Shockwave Therapy is very effective for chronic achilles tendon and tennis elbow injuries and also Plantar Fasciitis
Electrotherapy treatment in Solihull West Midlands for sports injuries and soft tissue injuries can speed up the healing time dramatically. If you use ultrasound, interferential or mediwave modalities you can return the injured athlete back into training faster. Many physiotherapist are taught that electrotherapy is not effective, this is not correct and years of experience shows us that you will delay your recovery if electrotherapy is not considered when treating a soft tissue injury.