Ultrasound is a passive modality we use because of its many healing properties. It uses sound waves which are generated by a piezoelectric effect caused by the vibration of crystals within the head of the wand/probe. The sound waves that pass through the skin cause a vibration of the local tissues. Ultrasound has been shown to cause increases in tissue relaxation, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown. The effect of the increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation. The intensity or power density of the ultrasound can be adjusted depending on the desired effect.
Q: What is Ultrasound?
A: It is a therapeutic treatment using high frequency sound waves administered in the region of soft tissue injuries.
Q: How does it work?
A: Sound vibrations, as fast as a million times per second, penetrate the tissues deep in the body, creating a heat response. These vibrations and heat help break down and disperse unhealthy calcium and other hard tissue accumulations.
Q: What does it feel like?
A: The gel used to conduct the sound waves is stored at room temperature and may momentarily feel cool on the skin. Most patients feel nothing, or a pleasant and relaxing sensation below the surface of the skin.
Patient Benefits: Highly effective in treating calcium deposition, stimulates healing without irritation, speeds metabolism and improves blood flow, reduces nerve irritation and enhances the body’s natural healing ability.