Ultrasound Therapy in Southampton

PhysioCraft, a physiotherapy specialist, offers ultrasound therapy in Southampton, Hampshire.

Ultrasound Therapy in Southampton​

PhysioCraft is offering ultrasound therapy in Southampton for managing pain related with many chronic musculoskeletal conditions. When you hear the word ultrasound, you may think of the USG that is used for diagnostic purposes, however this one is different. It is a therapeutic ultrasound that is used by physical therapists to treat a variety of soft tissue problems.

The ultrasonic waves are the sound waves that are beyond the audible limit of human beings. In therapeutic ultrasound, we use ultrasonic waves for therapeutic purposes like reducing pain, promoting recovery and reducing joint stiffness.

Treatment takes only 5-15 minutes, however whole set of treatment is required, which varies from 8-12 sessions, with relatively short breaks in between for the maximum effect. It’s working even more effective, when paired with other modalities, such as Laser or Magnetic field.

Ultrasound treatment is found effective in following conditions.

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

  • Tendonitis

  • Ligamentous injuries

  • Joint tightness

  • Low back pain

  • Sciatica

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Ultrasound to treat osteoarthritis

Ultrasound therapy is also effective in treating problems of the elderly like osteoarthritis. By using ultrasound modalities during the physiotherapy sessions, the ranges of the restricted joints can be increased efficiently as it stimulates the process of making the joint fluid.

The treatment is safe and painless. In this procedure, a conductive gel is applied to the painful area, for the conduction of ultrasonic waves, as they cannot pass through air. A transducer head which works at 3 million vibration per second is used in circular manner at the body site.

The physiotherapist adjusts the depth of the penetration, mode and intensity of the waves depending upon the condition of the patient. These waves produce thermal as well as non-thermal effects.

When ultrasonic waves are applied to the body, they provide deep heating to soft tissue structures and increases blood circulation which produces pain-relieving effects. This also promotes healing and increases the flexibility of these structures.

This gives the physiotherapist a suitable room for applying manual techniques that are necessary part of the physiotherapy treatment protocol.

Several studies have proved the effectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound.

A research carried by Harrington in 2010 concluded that ultrasound therapy is effective in reducing pain and improving physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

In another study by Bartkowiak and his team suggested that the use of ultrasound therapy is effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome along with gliding exercises.

So, if you are looking for Ultrasound treatment in Southampton, PhysioCraft is the best choice for you.

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