Ultrasound

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Our team uses therapeutic ultrasound treatments to support your recovery.

In most people’s minds, an ultrasound is something you get to look at a baby’s development during pregnancy, or to let a doctor look at an internal injury in order to provide a more accurate diagnosis. Fewer people are aware of this technology’s applications in physical therapy. Our team at Hampstead, Sneads Ferry, and Topsail Physical Therapy believes in providing the best care to all of our patients, and we use a wide variety of tools in order to do so. One of those tools is therapeutic ultrasounds, and in this article, we’ll go over more about this technique and how it can benefit you.

Ultrasound

When used for therapeutic purposes, an ultrasound generally does one of two things: it provides deep heating, or it causes cavitation. Deep heating, as its name suggests, warms up your soft tissues, which increases blood flow to the affected area and in turn promotes healing and relieves pain. Cavitation, on the other hand, is a process in which microscopic gas bubbles in the blood rapidly expand and contract. This process can speed the healing process in injured tissue, and our care providers may include therapeutic ultrasounds as part of your larger treatment plan.

Our team hopes that this article has shed some light on this emerging treatment. If you are interested in trying it out for yourself, we encourage you to give us a call today in order to consult with our experienced experts and start designing a custom treatment program for your unique needs.