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Physical Therapist

Injury assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management.

Areas treated include (but not limited to):
Sports Injuries
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Pelvis and back problems
Musculoskeletal problems
Medical examinations for Defence recruitment

Doctor Examining CT Scan


Iontophoresis involves the delivery of water soluble, ionized medications such as cortisone, through the intact skin, by the application of a small electric current. The dose controller provides for predictable, constant drug delivery.

By this treatment method, the medication is delivered directly to the treatment area, with minimal absorption into the systemic system.

The concentration achieved at the treatment site by iontophoresis, whilst adequate for effective action, exceeds that achieved by oral delivery, but avoids the potential for tissue damage, associated with the far greater concentrations from needle delivery.

Advantages include:

  • No Pain.

  • No tissue trauma.

  • No risk of infection, as with skin penetration.

Most common applications:

  • Treatment of acute and sub acute inflammation.

  • Local anaesthesia.

  • Scar management.

Typically, a course of 4-5 treatments is required with a period of 2 to 7 days between each treatment. A review appointment is then scheduled for approximately 2 weeks after the last treatment.

You should not expect an immediate relief of your symptoms. It has been shown that having multiple treatments at the above intervals gives the optimum result.

Iontophoresis allows short-term administration of corticosteroids and avoids the associated discomfort of needle insertion at an already tender area of tissue. No needles, no pain and no risk of infection.



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