Here at Born Again Sports Therapy we can use ultrasound therapy within the 75 minute sports massage treatment to assist with the treatment of any soft tissue injury. Ultrasound usually takes up only 5 – 10 minutes of a treatment.
What is ultrasound therapy?
Ultrasound therapy is a treatment modality used by physical therapists or occupational therapists to treat pain conditions and to promote tissue healing. While ultrasound therapy is not effective for all chronic pain conditions, it may help reduce your pain if you have any of the following:
- Muscular pulls or tears
- Myofascial pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Pain caused by scar tissue
- Phantom limb pain
- Sprains and strains
How is ultrasound therapy performed?
We select a small surface area to work on for anywhere between 5 to 10 minutes. Gel is applied either to the transducer head or to your skin, which helps the sound waves evenly penetrate the skin. During your ultrasound therapy treatment, your therapist will continually move the transducer head over and around the selected area.
Will I feel anything during ultrasound therapy?
Some people feel a mild pulsing during ultrasound therapy, while others may feel slight warmth in the skin. Don’t be surprised, however, if you feel nothing at all apart from the cold gel on your skin. If the area being treated is especially sensitive to touch, you could possibly feel discomfort as the transducer head passes over. Ultrasound therapy, however, should not be painful.