Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is the application of acoustic energy to soft tissues (850Khz - 3Mhz). The vibratory effect of the treatment produces a thermal effect on the whole of the area treated, and treatment lasts for a few minutes. The more inflamed and painful the condition, the shorter the duration and lower the frequency used.

A coupling medium is used to transmit the acoustic waves from the ultrasound probe into the tissues, and the treatment is painless, with a mildly warming effect being felt by the patient.

Often there is a mild aggravation of the symptoms a few hours after treatment is given, due to the body's own healing response. These side effects are quite normal and short lived.