Ultrasound is a common physiotherapeutic procedure used for a range of purposes. It is a physio treatment used by the physiotherapists here at Precision Physiotherapy to treat a variety of conditions including:
There are two main types of ultrasound therapy; thermal ultrasound therapy and mechanical ultrasound therapy. Depending on the condition at hand, our physiotherapists will decide which of the 2 ultrasound therapies is best suited. While thermal ultrasound therapy attempts to raise the temperature and friction between deep tissue molecules by using a continuous transmission of sound waves, mechanical ultrasound therapy penetrates muscle tissues using pulses of sound waves.
At Precision Physiotherapy, ultrasound therapy is performed by first selecting the small surface area on which to apply the ultrasound gel. The purpose of this gel is to ensure that the sound waves resonate through the patients skin uniformly. Next, the physiotherapist will begin the ultrasound therapy while constantly moving the transducer head over and around the selected surface area. At this stage of the ultrasound therapy, some patients claim they feel a mild pulsation feeling, while other patients say they feel luke warmth under their skin. Either way, there should be no pain experienced with ultrasound therapy at our physiotherapy clinic. Further, ultrasound therapy is a very safe form of treatment, granted that it is delivered by a healthcare professional such as a physiotherapist.