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 - indications

In the physiotherapy office in Southampton, we perform treatments with the use of ultrasounds of various frequencies in the case of diseases and problems such as:

  • inflammatory and degenerative
  • changes in tendons,
  • post-amputation pains,
  • tendon contractures,
  • aching scars,
  • pain syndromes in degenerative joint diseases,
  • neuralgia.

Ultrasound - contraindications

It is not recommended to use ultrasound in the case of:

  • the presence of a pacemaker,
  • tumors,
  • advanced osteoporosis,
  • the presence of metals in the area
  • undergoing the treatment,
  • thrombophlebitis
    cachexia and the patient’s serious condition,
  • unstable cardiovascular disease.

The ultrasound treatment is highly effective and is often used in physical therapy. If you are looking for a specialist who offers ultrasound therapy, please contact me.

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Ultrasound therapy is also effective in treating problems in the elderly, such as osteoarthritis. By using ultrasound during physiotherapy sessions, you can effectively expand the areas of the restricted joints as it stimulates the production of synovial fluid.

The treatment is safe and painless. In this procedure, a conductive gel is applied to the painful area to conduct ultrasound waves because they cannot pass through the air. The transducer head, which runs at 3 million vibrations per second, is used in a circular manner at the body site.

The physiotherapist adjusts the depth of penetration, mode and intensity of the waves depending on the patient’s condition. These waves produce both thermal and non-thermal effects.

When ultrasound waves are applied to the body, they provide deep heating of the soft tissue structures and increase blood circulation, resulting in an analgesic effect. It also promotes healing and increases the flexibility of these structures.

This gives the physiotherapist an appropriate field to use manual techniques, which are an essential part of a physiotherapeutic treatment protocol.

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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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