Ultrasound and Laser at Emerald
Therapeutic Ultrasound is commonly used to provide deep heating to soft tissue. Deep heating to soft tissue increases blood circulation.
Some of the benefits of deep heating soft tissues by ultrasound include
Increase circulation to tissues
Speed the healing process
How does Therapeutic Ultrasound Work?
Inside your physical therapist's ultrasound unit is a small crystal. When an electrical charge hits this crystal, it vibrates rapidly, creating piezoelectric waves (an electric charge that accumulates in some solid materials). These waves emit from the ultrasound sound head as ultrasound waves.
During treatment, the ultrasound wave then enters into your injured tissues. This exposure to ultrasonic waves increases blood flow and cavitation, leading to the theorized benefits of the treatment.
When Can Therapeutic Ultrasound be Used?
Muscle strains and tears
Sprains and Ligament Injuries
Generally speaking, any soft-tissue injury in the body may be a candidate for ultrasound therapy. Your therapist may use ultrasound for low back pain, neck pain, rotator cuff tears, knee meniscus tears, or ankle sprains.
What to Expect?
Ultrasound uses a machine that has an ultrasound transducer (sound head).A small amount of gel is applied to the particular body part; your therapist then slowly moves the sound head in a small circular direction on your body.
While receiving an ultrasound treatment, you will most likely not feel anything happening, except perhaps a slight warming sensation or tingling around the treatment area.
Low Level Laser Therapy
Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of red and near infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain. First developed in 1967, it is now commonly referred to as PBM.
What Are The Benefits?
The three benefits of LLLT are it improves wound tissue regeneration, reduces inflammation and has an analgesic effect.
"I attend Emerald Chiropractic for course or ultrasound or laser on my arthritic elbow, i have noticed reduced pain and more mobility"