Therapeutic Ultrasound Naperville, IL

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Using pulsing or continuous sound waves for therapeutic effect toward bodily recovery is widely used in the physical training and rehabilitation practice. The technology has been around since the 1940s with various improvements. Ultrasound machines emit directed ultrasound waves that are above the range of human hearing to affect the recovery area. These waves travel through the skin and into the body with the help of a gel applied on the skin. The therapy includes treatments with ultrasound for 3-5 minute treatments a few times a week, and is both painless and comforting during treatment.

How Does Ultrasound Work?

Ultrasound therapy works by created the effect of deep heat in muscles and joints causing vasodilation or increased blood flow, tissue relaxation, and scar tissue breakdown. The increased blood flow in the injured area brings vital nutrients and also carries away waste. This decreases swelling and promotes bone and tissue healing, and can vastly speed up recovery times.

How Does Ultrasound Help You?

Ultrasound therapy promotes healing of bone fractures, decreases swelling, alleviates pain and spasms, and relaxes body tissue. There are many uses for ultrasound. Most commonly it is used for conditions such as tendinitis, bursitis, pain in the muscles or joints, tightness in muscles or joints, and wound healing.

At Activa Physical Therapy, we believe therapeutic ultrasound is a magnificent method of bringing your body back to wholeness. Deep and aching pain can be debilitating and attempting to live life at the normal performance level is nearly impossible when suffering from it. Thankfully, there are ways to alleviate the pain. Let us help you find the appropriate method for your situation and type of pain.

What Can I Expect During Ultrasound Therapy?

Ultrasounds will produce a warm and tingling sensation in the area being treated. The tingling feeling from ultrasound therapy treatments will typically last 3-5 minutes.

Who Should Not Use Ultrasound Therapy?

People who have certain types of cancer or a plastic joint implant should not use therapeutic ultrasound therapy. Talk to your physical therapist if you have any questions about this treatment.

For more information on ultrasound therapy, Contact us today at our Naperville, IL center.