If you have a muscle strain, soft tissue injury or joint swelling you might want to consider ultrasound therapy. Used for over 50 years for the treatment of sport injuries and soft tissue damage, it isn’t an osteopathic treatment, but can be a valuable addition to any treatment plan.
Many of my patients have found that it:
Ultrasound therapy involves transmitting high frequency sound waves into the affected area using an ultrasound wand. The sound waves cause a vibration deep in the tissue, generating a gentle heat, which is thought to:
When you’re injured, trying to take it easy until you’re fully recovered can be difficult, especially if you are normally very active. Ultrasound therapy, as part of a comprehensive recovery plan, can help reduce the amount of time you need to spend resting your injury.
Most people have those days when their muscles feel tight and sore. Ultrasound therapy can help relax these muscles by massaging deep inside the tissues, warming up the affected area and increasing blood circulation.
If you have injured a muscle, tendon or any other tissue within the body, then scar tissue may form and when it does the tissue loses its elasticity and becomes hardened. This could have a negative affect on your range of motion or movement of a joint.
Ultrasound can be very effective in helping break down scar tissue, so that the affected area can move more freely again.
Ultrasound therapy is a safe, non-invasive treatment, however it isn’t appropriate for everyone, including those with a history of cancer, acute infections, if you are pregnant or have an electronic device within the body, such as a pacemaker.
I will always take a full history to ensure ultrasound treatment is right for you.
If you have any questions about ultrasound therapy, please get in touch.
If you are interested in learning more or would like to book a kinesiology taping session, please get in touch.