Therapeutic Ultrasound is used by therapists to provide deeper treatment to injured tissues. The ultrasound machine emits sound waves which travel beyond the epidermis (top layers of skin) to the dermis barrier zone, resulting in deeper and enhanced healing.
How does it work?
1. Sound waves pass through the skin
2. Vibration of local tissues and collagen fibres
3. Deep heating effect & increased extensibility of tissues
4. Scar tissue breakdown
5. Reduced pain
6. Increased tissue relaxation and local blood flow for chronic inflammation or swelling
Promoting and accelerating healing!
The ultrasound machine allows multiple settings to be selected, making it a diverse rehabilitation tool for a variety of injuries. At Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy, our therapists are trained to use ultrasound as an adjunct to other techniques to treat some of the following conditions:
- Tendinopathies e.g. tennis elbow
- Chronic inflammation or swelling
- Muscular strains or ligament sprains
- Any injuries which have resulted in scar tissue formation e.g. post surgery