is the application of sound waves above human hearing to tissue
to increase healing in an area. Ultrasound that is applied
to an injured area provides a "micromassage", or
a vibration at the cellular level. This treatment decreases
pain, increases flexibility, and speeds the healing process.
Ultrasound may also cause mild heating to occur in the area,
depending on how it is applied.
exercise, each treatment of ultrasound builds on the previous
session, so more than one treatment is necessary to gain
the effects; usually 5 to 8 treatments are used at the minimum.
Your treatment will last from 1 to 8 minutes, and you will
need to be treated either daily or every other day. On occasion
more extensive ultrasound treatments may be recommended,
up to 4 to 6 weeks.
you will feel
properly applied, ultrasound will cause almost no sensation
at all, although mild warmth may be felt on the skin and
sometimes deeper in the tissue. If at any time during the
treatment you feel a burning or aching sensation, let you
clinician know immediately; the intensity of the treatment
may be more than it should.
us today at 408-739-2273 to make an appointment.