What Does Ultrasound Therapy Involve?
Ultrasound Therapy is classed as an electrotherapy modality, though it supplies mechanical vibration energy to areas of injured tissue. Similar to other electrotherapy modalities, Ultrasound works at a cellular level helping to speed up repair. This treatment has been shown to be effective for injured ligaments, tendons, joints and scar tissue.
During application of Ultrasound Therapy, the physiotherapist will apply a gel to the area that will be treated. The time and power at which Ultrasound is applied is calculated by your physiotherapist based on several factors including the time since injury, the depth of the tissue being treated and the size of the area being treated.
Are There Any Risks?
Your physiotherapist will ensure that you do not have any conditions that will prevent the use of ultrasound. These include:
- Ultrasound directly over the uterus during pregnancy
- Tissue Bleeding
- Circulatory conditions
- Haemophiliacs not covered by factor replacement
Should you feel any adverse effects such as heating, burning or itching, then immediately inform your physiotherapist.
Are There Any Costs?
No, use of Ultrasound Therapy if deemed appropriate to use by your physiotherapist, can be included within treatment sessions at no additional cost.
If you would like to have more information regarding Ultrasound Therapy, you can call our Physiotherapy Department on 020 8949 9040 or book an appointment through our online form.