If you have answered yes to any of the above then ultrasound can help you. We have found ultrasound helps with settling pain in those new injuries when the body is in a state of inflammation and you are in too much pain to allow a Physiotherapist to touch the injured area. This is where ultrasound can help you settle the pain, allow you to start moving again and commence a strengthening exercise program. We find low intensity pulsed ultrasound helpful in cases of whiplash where you may be suffering with ongoing neck and shoulder pain.
Physiotherapy ultrasound is a therapeutic modality that uses high-frequency sound waves to promote healing in soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It is a non-invasive and painless procedure that is commonly used by physiotherapists to help treat a variety of conditions, including acute and chronic injuries, muscle spasms, and pain.
During physiotherapy ultrasound, a device called an ultrasound transducer is placed on the skin over the affected area. The transducer emits sound waves that penetrate deep into the tissue, causing vibrations that can help to break up scar tissue and promote healing. The sound waves also increase blood flow to the area, which can help to reduce inflammation and swelling.
The ultrasound waves are delivered in pulses, which allows the therapist to adjust the frequency and intensity of the treatment to meet the specific needs of the patient. The treatment is typically painless, although some patients may feel a mild warming sensation in the affected area.
Patients with certain medical conditions, such as pacemakers or cancer, may not be suitable candidates for ultrasound therapy. Your physiotherapist will perform a thorough assessment to determine if ultrasound is an appropriate treatment option for you. We avoid ultrasound around any metal or joint replacements.