SOUND THAT HELPS HEALING
Therapeutic ultrasound works by introducing sound to the tissues.
After a an automobile accident or slip and fall type injury often the victim is in a lot of immediate pain. One of the immediate goals of treatment is to reduce or eliminate pain. Therapeutic ultrasound is quite effective at doing this for a number of reasons. Therapeutic ultrasound in used to provide a deeper penetration of heat then other modalities are able to provide. The heat has the therapeutic affect of opening up blood vessels to bring fresh blood to the area for healing. It relaxes tight muscles and reduces muscle spasm. In addition, it had a sedative effect that reduces pain. It also introduces a micro massage within the tissue that breaks down scar tissue and reduces inflammation and swelling. Overall, ultrasound provides heat and micro massage where muscles, tendons and ligaments attach bone.