Ultrasound Therapy is the use of sound waves to treat many musculoskeletal conditions, by stimulating the target tissues. Treatment only takes 3-7 minutes and the patient usually does not feel anything other then a warming sensation coming from the sound head.
The benefits of ultrasound include:
- Increases blood flow to treated area which speeds up the healing process
- Reduces swelling and edema which are two main sources of pain
- Ultrasound waves gently massage the muscles, tendons andor ligaments in the treated area. This enhances the recovery rate of damaged tissue without adding strain, and softens any scar tissue that is usually present in an injured area
Ultrasound is commonly used in the treatment of inflammation, tendonitis, muscle spasm, and in the break down of scar tissue.