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
Reduction of swelling & inflammation
Breakdown of problematic scar tissue