Using ultrasound technology...


Ultrasound is the name given to sound waves that have frequencies greater than 20,000HZ. Ultrasound is a therapy used by physiotherapists to increase the rate of tissue healing, to treat chronic inflammation and other fibrotic conditions, and for pain management.

Here at Oakwood Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre we offer some highly specialised physiotherapy treatments, having trained in the use of diagnostic ultrasound to help to diagnose muscle, tendon, ligament and joint problems. Diagnostic ultrasound technology has improved significantly over the past 15 years and is an effective imaging treatment for sports injuries.

Technological advancement means that ultrasound is now considered to be superior to MRI scans for visualising and diagnosing certain tendon, ligament and muscle complaints.

How does it WORK?

Hyaluronic acid injections are normally used for the treatment of osteoarthritis by reducing pain and improving the function of our joints. Research has shown hyaluronic acid injections reduce cartilage erosion and periarticular fibrosis and improve normal movement patterns, e.g. walking/running gait.

Hyaluronic acid injections are licensed for use in any joint in the body (except the spine). Patients who are active particularly favour these injections as they work to nourish and lubricate joints mimicking the body’s natural synovial fluid, which generally becomes depleted and less viscous with age.

From one course you can expect relief for 9-12 months. Ostenil (hyaluronic acid) is widely used in Sports Medicine, and is used by most UK premiership Football clubs, Rugby clubs, Cricket clubs and the British Olympic Association.