Ultrasonic therapy is the use of sound waves to treat injuries and promote the healing process, especially musculoskeletal problems like inflammation from injuries (sprains, tendinitis, bursitis).
It uses a more continuous transmission of Ultrasound Waves. The sound waves cause microscopic vibrations in the deep tissue molecules, increasing heat and friction. This helps to decrease the inflammatory response, reducing tissue swelling and thus decreasing pain. If you are suffering from pain or a recent injury, Ultrasound Treatments may benefit you.
What does ultrasound treat?
Ultrasound treatments can be helpful to treat a variety of conditions. It is not limited to one specific ailment or region of pain. Some common conditions that Ultrasound helps treat include, but are not limited to:
Sprains, strains, and tears
What happens in the body during an Ultrasound Treatment?
The way ultrasound works to heal and repair damaged tissues in the body includes the thermal energy (heat) benefits and the non-thermal benefits.
high frequency vibration to the cellular level induces the kinetic energy in the form of heat to your deep tissues during an ultrasound treatment. Heat helps to reduce pain, increase blood circulation, and allow for an easier stretch of the muscles. The thermal energy produced during your ultrasound treatment can also loosen up tight muscles and tendons.
Ultrasound technology can work in beneficial ways that are unrelated to its transfer of heat. Energy that enters the body during an ultrasound treatment creates tiny gas bubbles that gather around the tissues. These bubbles then expand and contract at a rapid pace, which is a process known as cavitation. This can help in repairing any damaged tissue, such as scar tissue or cellulite, and loosening up the muscles.