Not what you're thinking at first impression for babies, but similar technology that was developed much earlier.
The use of ultrasonics in physical therapy dates back to the 1940s. One of the greatest proposed benefits of ultrasound therapy is that it is thought to reduce the healing time of certain soft tissue injuries.
Ultrasound is thought to accelerate the normal resolution time of the inflammatory process by attracting more mast cells to the site of injury and mitrochronal in the cells. This may cause an increase in blood flow which can be beneficial in the sub-acute phase of tissue injury.
This therapy is used to aid in reducing pain, muscle spasms, and joint contractures. Ultrasound is literally a sound wave produced from a vibrating crystal inside a treatment soundhead. The soundhead emits therapeutic sound waves generally in the range of 1 MHz similar to what dolphins use to speak/caught food.. You will be receiving an ultrasound treatment delivered using a ultrasound device that is only one year old from Dynatronic Solaris Division.
Typically US treatment will be 3-5 min long depending on the size of the treatment area. Treatment to break down scar tissue can be longer. Depending how sensitive you are 50% do not sense vibration/heat from the ultrasound. In order to deliver the sound waves efficiently from the soundhead to the body tissue, ultrasound therapy requires the use of a material that conducts sound waves effectively. Our clinic typically using Biofreez gele so you might feel tingly from the lotion
When a thermal effect is not desired, such as during acute inflammation or around a boney surface, a pulsed ultrasound setting will be used. Pulsing ultrasound provides an intermittent effect and therefore does not generate heat. When ultrasound is applied using a pulsed setting, the patient will likely not feel any heat sensation.
Should you feel pain, excess heat, or aching (especially in the bones) during the treatment, inform your therapist at once.
If you are being treated in an area where you lack feeling or have decreased sensation of touch, be sure to inform your therapist before treatment is started. Extra care must be used when treating such areas. Some patients’ skin is more sensitive to ultrasound therapy. Such patients may notice a minor rash similar to a heat rash following ultrasound therapy.
Chiropractic & Physical therapy to the Portland metro area: West Linn, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, and Tualatin. Medical Director & Chiropractor. Ryan Lambert Bellacov will give professional service to bring you pain relief. www.bigsportsmed.com; Dr. Ryan Lambert with years of experience working with athletics.