Virgin Active Sunningdale, Sandown Road, Sunningdale, Blouberg, Cape Town

Tel.: +27 (0)21 424 2426 Email: [email protected]

Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy as a medical treatment. In medicine, the term electrotherapy can apply to a variety of treatments. The term has also been applied specifically to the use of electric current to speed wound healing. Additionally, the term "electrotherapy" or "electromagnetic therapy" has also been applied to a range of alternative medical devices and treatments.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwaves are audible, high energy sound waves which, as research has shown, can accelerate the healing process, stimulate cellular metabolism and improve blood flow allowing for damaged tissue to regenerate and heal.

Areas treated include the neck and shoulders, the back, achillodynia (chronic pain of Achilles tendon), plantar fasciitis, patellar tendon injuries, shin splints, medial and lateral epicondylitis (Golfer’s or Tennis elbow) and many more conditions.

The practice makes use of the Storz MP100 Ultra

What is Laser?

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Low level laser (LLLT) is used in physiotherapy to treat various musculoskeletal conditions.

What is TENS?

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a method of pain relief which involves the use of a mild electrical current which is applied to the surface of the skin via electrodes. TENS can be used to treat acute and chronic pain conditions of the musculo-skeletal system.

What is Deep Oscillation ®?

Deep oscillation ® is a therapy whereby low frequency electromagnetic waves are produced in order to treat pain and inflammation