Electrotherapy and Physiotherapy
Sonophoresis Ultrasound simply refers to the exponential acceleration of
absorption of semisolid topical compounds that is rapidly absorbed into the
epidermis, dermin and skin using therapeutic ultrasound. This is a delicate
process that we perform in our physiotherapy clinic, and it can only be
administered by a physiotherapist.
The ultrasound waves causes micro-vibrations within the skin, dermis and
epidermis, as well as provides kinetic energy to the topical agents' molecules;
this combination allows the topical compounds to be transferred quickly and
clinically safely into the skin for medical purposes.
The pharmacist or the medical practitioner will compound the drug/topical
agent by mixing them with a combining agent, which can be either in the form of
gel, creams or ointments, that when, using ultrasound energy, helps to hasten
the transfer of the medical component onto, and into the skin. Drug
transportation is enhanced because of skin cavitation, microstreaming and
heating, will makes the skin more receptive as well as allows the drug
molecules to move faster because of the heightened kinetic energy.
However, sonophoresis is also used without the topical creams or drug
compounds in our physiotherapy clinics, to accelerate soft tissue healing,
decrease inflammation and for pain relief. Utilizing ultrasonic waves to
enhance drug delivery has been deeply researched and tested; not only it can be
used on topical agents on skin, it is also utilized to deliver drugs into
tumors, blood clots, the brain, and other soft tissues.
Both sonophoresis and ultrasound are viable electrotherapy agents to
accelerate soft tissues injuries, such as ligamental injuries, muscle injuries
as well as cartilaginous injuries. In Singapore, the use of sonophoresis and
ultrasound machines are only allowed by the Healthcare Authority of Singapore
by trained physiotherapists and occupational therapists, as the untrained
personnel using this may cause damage to skin and soft tissues at the cellular
In fact, there had been accidents where patients seeking alternative
treatments had been burnt by over-enthusiastic ultrasound therapy, so it’d be
good to be careful in selecting trained physiotherapy and occupational therapy
services. These services are provided within our clinics in Singapore.
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise
Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
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