How is it done?
Ultrasounds are high frequency sound waves, which are inaudible to the human ear. Ultrasound therapy is an alternative therapy and part of physical therapy. Therapeutic ultrasound at a frequency of 1 MHz or 3 MHz is used, either continuous or pulsating, depending on the condition. The treatment is painless.
- Problems with muscles or tendons (e.g. inflammation of the Achilles heel, tennis elbow, pulled muscles etc.)
- Treatment of scars
- Heel spur
- Following an operation
Depending on the conditions of the therapy (therapy frequency, type of ultrasound, dose, length and cycle of treatment), there can be a warming effect (on reflecting/reflective boundary layers of the tissue, e.g. bones, joints), or a micromassage, in particular in the treated section of the tissue.
The following effects take place on a tissue level:
- Increased circulation (Hyperaemia)
- Acceleration of metabolic function (microcirculation, diffusion)
- Increase in elasticity of connective tissue (collagen fibres).
- Pain relief
- Relief of muscular tension and spasm
- Acceleration of the healing process
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