Ultrasound Therapy available at Hull Sports Massage.

Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound TherapyUltrasound therapy uses mechanical energy in the form of sound waves which vibrate tissues at varying frequencies usually at either 1 or 3 MHz depending on the depth of lesion.


What are the effects and what does it do…?

  • Thermal and non-thermal depending on intensity of the power and frequencies used (1 or 3 Mhz) and depth of lesion…
  • Micro-massage and compression of the cell to increase permeability of matter and metabolism.
  • Stable cavitation which is a stable expansion and contraction of gases within the cell…
  • Acoustic streaming of the cell which alters its permeability which will:
  • Have a Proinflammatory effect – assists the healing process…
  • Increases collagen, exudate and fibroblast production around the injury site which is a vital component in healing…

Ultrasound therapy is an idea modality for acute injuries and chronic injuries i.e. those that have either have just happened or for those injuries that are long standing i.e. weeks or months old.

Where is it used?

Ultrasound is mainly used on tissue with high protein content for example,

  • Cartilage E.g. knees…
  • Tendon E.g. Achilles, biceps, shoulders…
  • Skin
  • Muscle E.g. Thigh muscles, Hamstrings or Calves…

It is therefore most effective in collagen rich tissue including scar tissue.

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