When your muscles, tendons and joints cause you pain and limit movement, the team at Motion Dynamics may recommend the use of therapeutic ultrasound for treatment. Therapeutic ultrasound should not be confused with diagnostic ultrasound, which is used for internal body imaging.
Therapeutic ultrasound provides deep heating to the body’s soft tissues, which increases blood circulation to those tissues and promotes healing. Deep heating can be used to loosen and stretch tight muscles and tendons in order for you to more effectively (and painlessly) perform range of motion exercises.
Usually, we most commonly treat orthopedic injuries with therapeutic ultrasound including bursitis, tendonitis, lower back pain, knee meniscus tears, and rotator cuff tears.
Bottom line: Any soft-tissue injury in the body may be a candidate for ultrasound therapy. It is an effective complement to your overall PT treatment, the cornerstones of which are always exercise and targeted movements to regain function.
To see if therapeutic ultrasound is right for you, give us a call today.