What is Therapeutic Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin’s surface using very high frequency sound waves, between 800,000 Hz and 2,000,000 Hz. These sound waves cannot be heard by the human ear, and they are proven to have therapeutic effects on injured tissues.
How Does it Work?
Ultrasound waves create the effect of deep heat in your muscles and joints. The deep heat of ultrasound increases the blood flow to the area being treated, and this increased circulation carries nutrients to the damaged tissue and carries away waste. This promotes healing and decreases swelling at the site.
What to Expect:
Ultrasound is applied using a round-headed wand or probe that is put in direct contact with the patient’s skin. It is completely non-invasive and pain free, and a typical treatment lasts 3-5 minutes in length.
Benefits / Conditions Treated:
- Reduces pain
- Treats tendonitis, non-acute joint swelling, muscle spasm
Is this Therapy Right for Me?
If you have been diagnosed with:
- Pace maker issues, titanium
- Local malignancies
- Vascular abnormalities
Please speak to Dr. Strong to see if this treatment is right for you. We would be happy to discuss alternatives and customize a treatment plan that promotes your best health and well being.