Using ultrasound therapy is an effective way to decrease muscle spasms or reduce pain. Ultrasound therapy is based on the ultrasound waves penetrating deep through human soft tissues. It stimulates cell membranes and enhancing the cell repair response.
Generally, ultrasound is a mechanical wave generated by oscillations of a crystal placed in the ultrasound applicator. The oscillations are transferred from the applicator to the body surface and deeper into the tissue using a contact means, such as gel. The main effects include the deep heating to soft tissues in the body and in-depth micro massage. These tissues include muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments.
- Reduction of pain
- Speeding up of the rate of tissue healing
- Softening of scar tissues
- Increasing of mobility of soft tissues
- Reduction of inflammation
One of the great benefits of the Ultrasound therapy is that it’s absolutely painless. The therapist delivers the therapy moving the applicator on the treated area using ultrasound gel. Or the therapy can be delivered hands free when the applicator is placed and fixed on the treated area with ultrasound gel.
Number of treatments varies based on the indication, its severity and how the patient’s body reacts to the treatment. Number of treatments can therefore be anywhere between 6 and 12, more in very severe cases. Contact your Therapist to see how many treatments you might need.
Most indications require 2–3 treatments per week which are done every second day, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.
It is recommended that patients refrain from physical activity, especially one that would involve the treated region, for about 48 hours following each treatment session.
There is a possibility of slight redness of the treated area right after the treatment which disappears within several hours after the treatment. As with most physical therapies the patient might feel a temporary worsening of their condition which also disappears within several hours after the treatment.