What can be treated with Ultrasound?
An incredibly wide variety of ailments are treated using ultrasound. Essentially, anywhere there is a desire to promote blood circulation and reduce swelling and oedema, then ultrasound can help especially on injuries to the tendons, ligaments, muscles and cartilage as Ultrasound can reduce swelling and oedema, which in turn greatly reduces the pain from the injury. The stimulated tissue and increased blood flow help to speed the healing process. Typically, these types of injuries are very slow to heal and because people continue trying to use the injured body part, the injury is repeatedly stressed. Regular applications of ultrasound over the duration of the healing period can significantly reduce pain and the time to heal.
Pain Relief, Strains, Muscle Tension, Adhesions, Scar Tissue and Trigger Points
As a therapeutic massage device, ultrasound can be very effective at reducing muscle tension. People who suffer muscle tension headaches and migraines use ultrasound on the back of the neck and upper back (trapezius muscle). This is a very common procedure used by massage therapists and chiropractors for tension headache sufferers. People receiving treatments often describe the sensation as 'the machine seems to suck the tension and pain right out of my head through my neck'. In reality what is happening is the ultrasound is releasing the trigger points which are VERY often the source of the pain. Trigger Point Release drains the build up of lactic acid and other toxins in the area, increasing blood flow and bringing much needed nutrients to the muscle tissue.
What sort of pain is Electrotherapy effective on?
Electrotherapy can significantly reduce or eliminate both chronic and acute pain from many causes including (and in no specific order)
- post operative pain
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Back, shoulder or neck pain
- Muscle pain
- Sports injuries
I use a combination unit that can deliver a choice of T.E.N.S, N.M.E.S, Interferential, Russian and Ultrasound, which reduces the time needed on each modality and enables the delivery of two treatments at the same time