Therapeutic Ultrasound

Ultrasound can be used as a therapeutic tool. It is commonly used in applied kinesiology to speed up the healing process.

What is therapeutic ultrasound?

Therapeutic ultrasound is the application of traditional ultrasound technology to treat injury.

The therapist, usually a kinesiologist, applies a special gel to the area and then uses a round-headed wand to deliver ultrasonic waves. These waves penetrate the skin and cause the underlying tissues to vibrate.

How does therapeutic ultrasound work?

The vibration caused by high-frequency sound waves creates localized heat in the soft tissues. You can’t feel the heat, just as you can’t hear the sound, but you will certainly feel its effects.

Ultrasound relaxes muscles, breaks down scar tissue, and stimulates blood flow. Less tension and scar tissue means less pain and greater movement. Better blood flow means faster healing.

Is therapeutic ultrasound right for me?

Therapeutic ultrasound can be used to treat numerous conditions. It is especially common for sports injuries, tendinitis, and joint pain/injury.

To know if therapeutic ultrasound is right for you, consult a kinesiologist.

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