An excellent way to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and to promote soft tissue healing, ultrasound therapy can help with the body’s own natural healing processes. It is an electrical therapy, using sound waves generated by a transducer head (which looks a bit like a microphone) to penetrate the soft tissues.
As well as heating and relaxing the muscles, ultrasound therapy breaks down scar tissue and increases local blood flow. All of this combines to accelerate healing rates in the area, enhance the quality of repair and increase the strength of the soft tissue, making it a suitable way to speed up slow healing, acute injury or chronic issues. We now think that it can also encourage the repair of damaged bones.
At Holcombe Health Clinic, we use ultrasound therapy to complement other treatment methods, thereby speeding up the healing process.