Treatment and rehab
Hot & Cold
Therapeutic ultrasound is a treatment that has been used by
therapists over the last 50 years to treat soft tissue injuries. We offer this on site in
our North Swindon clinic
What are the Effects of Therapeutic Ultrasound?
The effects of therapeutic ultrasound are well recognised, and it is particularly useful
in the acute stage of an injury.
As the ultrasound waves pass from the ultrasound treatment head into the skin they cause
the vibration of the surrounding tissues, particularly those that contain collagen. This
increased vibration leads to the production of heat within the tissue. In most cases this
cannot be felt by the patient themselves. However, this increase in temperature may cause
an increase in the extensibility of structures such as ligaments, tendons, scar tissue and
fibrous joint capsules. It also helps to reduce pain and muscle spasm and promote the
Effects on the Inflammatory and Repair Processes:
One of the greatest benefits of ultrasound therapy is that reduces the healing time of
certain soft tissue injuries.
Ultrasound may also stimulate the production of more collagen- the main protein component
in soft tissue such as tendons and ligaments. Hence ultrasound may accelerate the phase of
Ultrasound is thought to improve the extensibility of mature collagen and so can have a
positive effect to on fibrous scar tissue which may form after an injury