Ultrasound

ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound uses ultrasonic sound waves to produce an effect within the tissue it is applied to. As the ultrasound waves pass from the treatment head into the skin they cause vibration of the surrounding tissues. Not only does this generate heat, it can cause an increase in local blood flow which helps reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation. The most common conditions treated with ultrasound include soft tissue injuries such as tendinitis, non-acute joint swelling, muscle spasm and bursitis. Most muscle and ligament injuries can benefit from therapeutic ultrasound. Although ultrasound can be used as a stand-alone treatment, it is much more effective in conjunction with soft tissue treatments

Benefits of Ultrasound include:

  • Reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation.
  • Stimulate collagen production during tissue healing.
  • Reduce the formation of scar tissue.