Therapeudic ultrasound works to gently massage the underlying muscles, tendons and ligaments, softening scar tissue without any added extra strain on the patient.
This gentle heating caused by vibrating tissues can increase blood flow to the targeted area, loosen tissue and speed up healing. There is also evidence that suggests ultrasonic waves stimulate cellular processes associated with tissue healing!
Ultrasound is usually used along with physiotherapy treatments to further reduce pain, swelling and promote healing in the treatment of common issues like tennis elbow, ankle sprain, tendonitis, rotator cuff, shoulder pain and much much more. Many patients see a decrease in pain after one treatment!
Added benefits of ultrasound therapy include:
- Improved healing rates
- Deep heating
- Reduced pain
- Breakdown of scar tissue
- Activate healing process
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