Ultrasound is a deep muscle therapy that is used in the clinic to aid in the healing process. Located inside the ultrasound head is a small crystal that vibrates rapidly causing a number of changes in the muscles and joints over which it passes.
These changes include:
- Dilation of blood vessels ~ this allows increased blood flow to injured areas allowing for quicker healing.
- Micro-massage of deep lying muscles and joints.
- Increased uptake of oxygen and removal of waste products, promoting proper healing.
- Ensures that new muscle fibers align themselves so that tissues remain strong and flexible.