What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a therapeutic procedure that utilizes specially selected frequency’s of sound, known as ‘therapeutic sound waves’, to treat injured muscles, joints, and soft tissues. These therapeutic sound waves vibrate the tissues back and forth, creating a deep, micro-massage effect. In the case of a recent injury, this helps to decrease scar tissue and adhesion formation, which would otherwise interfere with the body’s healing process. These sound waves also decrease inflammation by destroying unwanted inflammatory cells. The sound waves also accelerate healing by stimulating the activity of the cells responsible for cellular and tissue repair. In chronic cases, special settings are used to create a deep-heating effect, gently heating the tissues far below the skin’s surface. This controlled therapeutic heat, along with the vibrations that are caused by the ultrasound, help to “melt away” the muscle spasms and “knots” felt in our muscles.
This treatment should not be confused with diagnostic ultrasound, which is often used in prenatal screening.
What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves and it is administered in the region of soft tissue injuries with a special medical instrument.
How does Ultrasound work?
The sound waves, some moving up to a frequency of 1,000,000 waves per second, can penetrate into deep into the body’s tissues. The vibrations and heat break down and disperse unhealthy calcium and other hard tissue accumulations and encourage injured tissue to repair faster.
What does Ultrasound feel like?
During the treatment most patients either feel nothing, or a pleasant and relaxing sensation below the skin’s surface.
Why is Ultrasound used?
The treatment can be administered directly to the affected area and it penetrates deeply. As the temperature rises, essential body fluid flow increases and muscle spasms relax thus speeding up the healing process.
What are the benefits of Ultrasound?
When applied by trained healers, ultrasound stimulates healing without irritation and enhances the body’s natural healing ability. It is effective in speeding metabolism and improves body fluid flow (such as blood and lymph) and reduces nerve root irritation.