Ultrasound is a therapy that is utilized in the office to handle injuries related to joints, muscle spasms, as well as most soft tissues. Although it shares the same name, this therapuetic ultrasound is not the same as the diagnostic ultrasound utilized for internal screening of the body.
Therapuetic ultrasound creates small sound waves that effectively vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body’s healing process in addition to decreasing scar tissue formation.
Certain ultrasonic therapy also creates a heating affect to help relax the muscles or tightness in the body. This heat is a vasodilator which brings in blood to fight inflammation and help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level speeding up your road to recovery.