Therapeutic ultrasound method has been used by physical therapists since the 1940s. It is used by applying the head of an ultrasound probe which is put in direct contact with your skin with the help of a transmission coupling gel.
Benefits of Therapeutic Ultrasound
There are many benefits which cause increases in:
- healing rates
- tissue relaxation
- tissue heating
- local blood flow
- scar tissue breakdown.
How Can Ultrasound Help You?
The effect of ultrasound is that it increases local blood flow which can be used to reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation. And based on some studies, it also promote bone fracture healing. Depending on the desired effect the intensity or power density of the ultrasound can be adjusted.
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