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What Is Therapeutic Ultrasound?

Therapeutic ultrasound is a way of treating various internal ailments with a sound frequency far beyond the maximum that can be heard by the human ear. THis noninvasive and painless treatment is F.D.A. approved and has been used throughout the world for over 50 years.

How is Ultrasound Energy Generated?

Ultrasound is generated by high frequency vibration. The vibrations are generated by applying an electrical voltage to crystals. When these crystals are energized, they vibrate at a very high frequency. The crystals are contained in what is called a soundhead.

 

How Does Ultrasound Treat Various Ailments?

Ultrasound uses high frequency vibrations to excite cells creating physical, chemical and electrical changes within the body. This vibration can penetrate into the body at a depth of up to 2 inches.

 

Why Is A Gel Pad Used Between The Soundhead And Patient?

A coupling agent is necessary in the application of ultrasound to transmit the ultrasound waves and prevent air between the skin and the soundhead. The gel pad allows the soundhead to contour the patient's body.

 

What Are The Non-Thermal Effects On The Body?

Ultrasound's non-thermal effects at the cellular level are tissue regeneration, soft tissue repair, a decrease in muscle spasm and pain, bone repair, and swelling reduction. THe effects on the musculo-skeletal system are a decrease in swelling, decrease in muscle spasm, and decrease in pain.

 

What Will I Feel During The Treatment?

During the ultrasound treatment, virtually nothing is felt. When ultrasound is used in combination with muscle stimulation, patients experience a pulsing or tingling sensation.

 

How Long Is The Treatment Time?

Treatment times vary, but best results are generally achieved within the range of 8 to 15 minutes.

 

How Long Does It Take To Notice Results?

Because it is a stationary ultrasound treatment, it can be controlled and repeated with great consistency. It is not unusual to see noticeable results within 2 to 3 ultrasound treatments. Patient response varies depending on the condition being treated. Repetitive daily treatments have been shown to be very successful. Dr. Bishop will evaluate your condition and establish the ideal treatment protocol.

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