Ultrasound Therapy Selly Oak

What Is Ultrasound Therapy ?

Selly Oak Ultrasound therapy is a type of electrotherapy that has been used in physiotherapy for a long time. It’s most well-known for its non-thermal effect, in which high-frequency sound waves cause cellular fluids to vibrate and move.

Ultrasound therapy has been shown to improve the healing rate of certain soft tissues.

It is believed to:

  • Increase blood flow to a specific area to hasten the inflammatory process’ resolution time.
  • During tissue healing, stimulate the production of collagen (the main protein in tendons and ligaments).

Common Injuries Treated With Ultrasound

  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle Strain and tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament and tendon injuries

What To Expect From Ultrasound Therapy in Selly Oak?

On the body part to be treated, a small amount of gel will be applied. The physiotherapist in Selly Oak will place a transducer (sound head) attached to the ultrasound machine onto the gel and move it in small circles. The Selly Oak physiotherapist will programme the machine to deliver the required sound wave depth and intensity.

During the ultrasound treatment in Selly Oak, you will most likely be completely unaware of what is going on. If you experience any discomfort or pain, contact your physiotherapist in Selly Oak right away.

How Safe Is It?

Selly Oak Ultrasound therapy is a painless and non-invasive treatment option. However, there are times when ultrasound therapy in Selly Oak isn’t the best option. Your qualified Selly Oak physiotherapist will make sure it’s the right technique for you and will go over it with you. It would not be used over cancerous body parts, in pregnant women, or in children, to name a few examples.

Does It Work?

Ultrasound therapy in Selly Oak has been shown to improve symptoms and healing in a variety of soft tissue conditions, but the evidence is often of poor quality. Selly Oak Ultrasound therapy has been shown in recent studies to have a high likelihood of a placebo effect and to have minimal long-term benefits.

Ultrasound in Selly Oak may be used in conjunction with other more research-supported manual hands-on techniques due to the lack of substantial evidence for significant benefits (based on our physiotherapists in Selly Oak assessment of you). Our Selly Oak physiotherapists will make their decision based on the injury or condition you’re dealing with.

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