Therapies

Ultrasound

The goal of therapeutic ultrasonography is to speed the healing of a joint, muscle or tendon by using a higher frequency ultrasound. In therapy, ultrasonography is commonly known to have two distinct benefits.

First, ultrasound induces hyperemia, or increased blood flow, as tissue is heated to 40 to 45 degrees Celsius. The thermal affects from the energy produced by the sound waves speeds healing and reduces inflammation. The second common application of therapeutic ultrasonography is a cavitational effect that results from the vibrating of tissue. The vibration seems to stimulate cell membranes which encourages repairing effects of cells in inflamed areas.

Ultrasound therapy can be useful for many different patients. The ‘micro-massage’ that ultrasound creates can help reduce swelling, increase blood flow, and decrease pain, stiffness, and spasms, making it a viable therapy for numerous applications. From patients who have suffered car accidents to those that have chronic back pain from any number of sources, ultrasound therapy can help them.

EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation)

Trigger Point Therapy

Diathermy