Ultrasound is used to increase circulation, decrease pain and spasm, enhance cellular repair, regulate the inflammatory response and warm tissues and joints in preparation for exercise and stretching.
Therapeutic ultrasound machines work by converting electrical current into high frequency acoustic energy waves. Ultrasound waves typically can travel one to five centimeters into the body’s soft tissues. The deep penetrating waves allow heat to travel further into the patient’s tissue. This allows small vibrations of cells to change the tissues permeability, and diffusion rates. This often results in a decrease in inflammation and bruising, leading to a more comfortable recovery with decreased healing time. Therapeutic Ultrasound is an effective treatment for both chronic and acute injuries.