What is a Ultrasound Therapy?
Ultrasound therapy is a noninvasive treatment in which sound waves are used to penetrate soft tissues, increasing blood flow. This can help relieve pain, improve circulation, and promote tissue healing.
Ultrasound is often used as a complementary treatment alongside other modalities and can be effective in treating injuries such as:
This would typically be preceded by an initial injury assessment.
What should you expect from Ultrasound Therapy?
Before starting your treatment, your therapist will check to make sure you don't have any burns, infections, or other problems that might contraindicate the therapy.
Your therapist will then select a small surface area to work on based on your specific condition and apply a gel to the transducer head. This helps distribute the sound wave energy and prevents the transducer from getting too hot.
Ultrasound therapy is not painful if the therapist keeps the wand moving continuously. However, if the wand is held in one spot for more than a few seconds, it can become uncomfortable.
Don’t be surprised, however, if you feel nothing at all, apart from the cold gel on your skin. If the area being treated is especially sensitive to touch, you could possibly feel discomfort as the transducer head passes over.
Let the therapist know if you experience any discomfort.