Thereapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is a treatment modality commonly used in physical therapy. It is used to provide deep heating to soft tissues in the body. These tissues include muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments.

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Thereapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is a treatment modality commonly used in physical therapy. It is used to provide deep heating to soft tissues in the body. These tissues include muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments.

Ultrasound in physical therapy is not to be confused with diagnostic ultrasound, which is an ultrasound that is used to see the inside of the body, such as checking on a fetus during pregnancy.

What Does Ultrasound Do?

Therapeutic ultrasound is used primarily for two different effects: the deep heating treatment and non-thermal uses.

Deep Heating Effects

Ultrasound is often used to provide deep heating to soft tissue structures in the body. Deep heating tendons, muscles, or ligaments increases circulation to those tissues, which is thought to help the healing process. Increasing tissue temperature with ultrasound is also used to help decrease pain.‍‍

If you have shoulder pain and have been diagnosed with a frozen shoulder, your physical therapist may use ultrasound to help improve the extensibility of the tissues around your shoulder prior to performing range of motion exercises. This may help improve the ability of your shoulder to stretch.

Non-Thermal Effects (Cavitation)

Ultrasound introduces energy into the body. This energy causes microscopic gas bubbles around your tissues to expand and contract rapidly, a process called cavitation. It is theorized that the expansion and contraction of these bubbles help speed cellular processes and improves the healing of injured tissue.

Two types of cavitation include stable and unstable cavitation. Stable cavitation is desired when your physical therapist is applying ultrasound to your body. Unstable cavitation can be dangerous to your body's tissues, and we ensure that this does not occur during the application of ultrasound.

Ultrasound for Chronic Pain

There is some evidence that if you have chronic pain, you may benefit from ultrasound treatments. It is thought that the ultrasound waves help improve tissue extensibility and circulation, leading to increased mobility and, ultimately, decreased pain.

Ultrasound may not work for everyone, but it is worth a try if you have chronic, unremitting pain. Some people may argue that the benefit of ultrasound for chronic pain is due to the placebo effect. But, if it gives you relief then it is the right treatment for you.

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Benefits Of

Thereapeutic Ultrasound

Drug Free Option
Elevates Endorphins
Enhances Healing
Enhances Muscle Strengthening
Enhances Rehabilitation Of Muscles
Improves Blood Flow
Improves Circulation
Improves Range Of Motion
Increased Flexibility
Pain Relief
Promotes Better Sleep
Promotes Good Posture
Promotes Healing
Promotes Stress Relief
Reduces Acute Pain
Reduces Back Pain
Reduces Chronic Pain
Reduces Depression Risk
Reduces Inflamation
Reduces Neck Pain
Reduces Postpartum Recovery Time
Reduces Recovery Time
Reduces Scar Tissue
Reduces Swelling
Relaxes Trigger Points & Knots
Relieves Muscle Tension
Relieves Sore Muscles
Strengthens Tissue
Treats Root Cause Of Pain

Issues Addressed By

Thereapeutic Ultrasound

Achilles Tendonitis
Acute Injury
Ankle Pain
Ankle Sprain
Arm Pain
Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel
Chronic Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Joint Disease
Elbow Pain
Frozen Shoulder
Golfer's Elbow
Groin Pain
Hip Injury
Hip Pain
Knee Injury
Knee Pain
Leg Pain
Lower Back Pain
Mid Back Pain
Muscle Dysfunction
Muscle Imbalances
Muscle Spasm
Muscle Tears
Muscle Weakness
Muscular Pain
Muscular Tightness
Musculoskeletal Pain
Neck Pain
Patellar Tracking Issues
Pelvic Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Poor Posture
Postural Changes
Postural Syndromes
Range of Motion Restriction
Reduced Range of Motion
Rib Pain
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Runner's Knee
Shin Splints
Shoulder Pain
Soft Tissue Injury
Sore Muscles
Sports Injuries
Sprained Ankle
Stiff Joints
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
Tennis Elbow
Tight Muscles
Trigger Points
Wrist Pain

Please note we are currently only taking appointments at our Satellite Clinic in Houston, Texas.

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