Therapeutic Ultrasound | Dubai Physiotherapy Center Jumeirah

Therapeutic Ultrasound

What is it?

A painless, electrotherapy modality used by therapists for many years to treat injuries such as muscle strains/tears, Ligament sprains/tears, tendinopathies, musculoskeletal swelling.  In a nutshell, it works via the Piezoelectric Effect. Crystals in the probe head cause a vibration which is then transmitted into the soft tissue being treated. This creates the desired physiological effects to promote healing. As always, there are certain situations & conditions where the use of Therapeutic Ultrasound is contraindicated – including but not limited to – patients with malignancy, metal implants, pregnant women, vascular abnormalities and areas of sensitive body tissue such as the eyes, reproductive organs, abdomen & head.

What can I expect?

  • A relatively painless experience

  • Gel substance applied to area of treatment & a small probe head moved over it

  • Time: 3-5minutes , or possibly longer for scar tissue treatment

  • The power output can be adjusted depending on the desired effect.

  • Increased local blood flow to the area

  • Stimulation of the healing process

  • Tissue relaxation

Potential Benefits

  • Reduction of swelling & inflammation

  • Breakdown of problematic scar tissue

  • Pain relief

  • Injury healing