Sonophoresis Ultrasound
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 level.

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

Phoenix 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 solution.

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We do not rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients.

When you have the opportunity, please take the time to tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our clinic.

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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, but you can also make an appointment without seeing any doctors (that being said, if you do need a referral to a specialist orthopedic surgeon or sports GP, we will recommend you too as value added service at no additional costs to you).

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 (we are proud to say that we try our best to only engage the most experienced and specialist therapists - which makes a big difference in clinical outcomes).

The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at +6588001830 or email, thanks!

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Your physio, hand therapy and rehab with us may be covered under your medical insurance or cashless - find out more here.


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Trigger Point Physiotherapy
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