Beaverton Ultrasound • Therapeutic Sound Waves
Ultrasound is a way of healing through sound waves which use an ultrasonic frequency. The therapeutic application of ultrasound waves have been used since the 1940’s and has proven to be an effective method of healing.
What is Ultrasound?Ultrasound therapy uses high frequency sound waves to penetrate muscles and loosen and soften scar tissue. During treatment, a round-headed probe is placed in direct contact with the skin. The probe emanates sound waves which penetrate between 2 and 5 centimeters into the body.
Is Ultrasound Treatment Painful?No. Ultrasound waves create a massage-like sensation without any straining effect. Gel is used on the probe to reduce any potential friction on the skin. Heat is usually generated in the body as the sound waves are absorbed.
What are the Benefits of Ultrasound Treatment?
- Softening and loosening of scar tissue in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
- Accelerated healing.
- Reduced swelling.
- Decreased pain.
It is effective for treating conditions such as lower back sprains and strains, whiplash, rotator cuff syndrome, ankle sprains, calcific tendonitis, iliotibial band syndrome, bursitis, carpal tunnel, osteoarthritis and sports injuries.
D’Vida Injury Clinic and Wellness Center generally uses ultra sound as a complementary treatment to chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, and massage.
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