Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy
- What is Therapeutic Ultrasound? It is a therapeutic treatment using high frequency sound waves adminstered in the region of the soft tissue injuries.
- How does Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy work? Sound vibrations, as fast as a million times per second, penetrate the tissues deep in the body, creating a heat response. These vibrations and heat help break down and disperse unhealthy calcium and other hard tissues accumulations.
- What does Therapeutic Ultrasound feel like? The pad used to conduct the sound waves is at room temerature and may momentarily feel cold when it is initially applied. Most patients feel nothing, or a pleasant and relaxing sensation below the surface of the skin. If you have any discomfort, tell your doctor or therapist immediately.
- Why is Therapeautic Ultrasound Therapy used? Ultrasound can usually be administered directly to the area of complaint, penetrating deep into the body. The rise in temperature increases blood flow, relaxes muscle spasms, massages damaged tissues, and speeds the healing process.
- Patient benefits include speedy metabolism, improved bloodflow, stimulated healing without irritation, and reduced nerve irritation.