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Ultrasound to boost healing
Ultrasound machines deliver high-frequency sound waves into soft tissue.
We use ultrasound during diagnosis to get a picture of the injured area, but we also use it to promote healing – what’s known as therapeutic ultrasound.
Therapeutic ultrasound has been used since the 1950s and there’s evidence to suggest it:
- Warms and relaxes soft tissues
- Boosts blood flow
- Improves the function of scar tissue
- Reduces swelling
- Speeds up healing
Therapeutic ultrasound is most useful for tendonitis, ligament sprains, injuries to joint capsules and scar tissue.
Most ultrasound treatments will only take a few minutes and are used in conjunction with other manual therapies and exercise prescription. We’ll first use a gel, then we’ll move a probe across the skin over the affected area.
Ultrasound is considered very safe and comfortable when used by a trained professional, however we’ll do a thorough assessment first to make sure it’s suitable for you.
Ashleigh Ehrenfeld - Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Shop 3, Chapel Court15 Cross Street, Double BayNSW 2028
Monday to Thursday : 7am–7pm
Friday : 7am–6.30pm
Saturday : 8am–4pm