In line with our spirit of constant self-improvement, Hospital Ochoa has expanded its medical services and facilities with a new physiotherapy venue. The brand new 300m2 state-of-the-art FISIO Ochoa department is located on Padre José Vera street, Marbella.
Furnished with the most modern equipment, FISIO Ochoa consolidates itself at the forefront of healthcare services in Marbella. Furthermore, and taking full advantage of these new cutting-edge resources, the hospital launches a new range of advanced physiotherapy treatments in the fields of sport, children, and accident recovery.
New treatments in advanced physiotherapy
Intratissue percutaneous electrolysis (EPI) is one such advanced technique. It utilises a combination of mechanical (needle) and electrical (galvanic current) stimulation to provide controlled non-thermal electrochemical ablation directly to a degenerated tendon. EPI offers excellent results in terms of clinical and functional improvement of tendons, ligaments and muscles, with a low level of relapse.
Neuromodulation stimulates acupuncture and trigger points with great precision to help restore function or relieve symptoms that have a neural basis. Neuromodulation can be defined as the modification of nerve activity through the targeted delivery of a stimulus to specific sites of the brain. This technique is effective and painless and is carried out through a needle that applies low-frequency current near the peripheral nervous system, improving mobility and reducing pain in the affected area.
High Energy Inductive Therapy (HEIT) by Zimmer MedizinSystems is another advanced physiotherapy technique available at FISIO Ochoa. It is a non-invasive inductive therapy that uses electromagnetic waves to improve the functional capacity of cells and tissues. Its restorative effects are so powerful that HEIT’s application has been extended to harder to access lesions such as bone marrow edema.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), otherwise referred to as shockwave therapy, is carried out using high-speed sound waves that increase collagen production and promote injury recovery. The technique is guided by ultra-precision ultrasound machines, and the shock waves are divided into radial and focal waves depending on the injury to be treated. Success rate is close to 90%, and it is achieved without surgery and within a relatively brief period of time.
Of course, these advanced physiotherapy treatments are in addition to other more rudimentary treatments still performed at the hospital, such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercise or lymphatic drainage. For any doubts, the expert multidisciplinary team at FISIO Ochoa will be happy to answer all your questions.