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Ultrasound In Physiotherapy

Ultrasound in physical therapy is one of the best known methods used. These are sounds inaudible to a low-frequency human. In physical therapy, ultrasound therapy is called sonotherapy. Ultrasound has an analgesic, anti-inflammatory effect, relaxes muscles and improves blood circulation. They are also used in ultraphonophoresis – drugs are introduced under the skin using ultrasound.

Indications:

  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Degenerative diseases of the joints and spine
  • Damage to the joint capsule
  • Tendinitis
  • Rheumatism
  • Lymphedema
  • Post-traumatic conditions
  • Scars and hematomas

Contraindication:

  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer
  • Fever
  • Infections
  • Inflammation of the skin
  • Pacemaker
  • Metal implants at the surgical site
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cardiovascular diseases

Action:

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-edema
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Accelerate wound healing
  • Reduce muscle tension

What does the treatment look like?

Most patients have certainly had an ultrasound examination at least once in their lives. In women, ultrasound is most often performed during gynecological examination and during pregnancy. Men, on the other hand, often have an abdominal ultrasound. High-power ultrasound is used to remove tartar. Women are also familiar with ultrasound from cosmetology. In the beauty salon, cavitation peeling and sonophoresis are performed using low-frequency sounds.

Physio treatment with the use of ultrasound looks similar to a traditional ultrasound examination. At the beginning, the treated area should be exposed. Then the physiotherapist applies a special gel to the skin and applies the head of the apparatus. Depending on the type of ailment, the dose and duration of the procedure are selected. Most often, one treatment lasts from 1 to 15 minutes. In most cases, it is necessary to perform a series of treatments (on average from 5 to 10). The length of the procedure and their total number is individually determined by the physiotherapist with the patient – among other things, it depends on the type and severity of the ailment.

If you would like to talk to one of our specialists about Ultrasound therapy, please contact reception to make an appointment.

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