Therapeutic ultrasound

Ultrasound

What is Ultrasound?

It is a form of energy which comes from mechanical vibrations, manifesting through inaudible ultrasonic waves, which in turn propagates in the form of longitudinal compression waves, helping in therapeutic treatments.

Therapeutic ultrasound is measured through two different frequencies:

  • High Frequency: from 3 MHz, suitable for surface treatments with little penetration in the treated area.
  • Low Frequency: following on from 1 MHz, suitable for deeper treatments because it acquires greater penetration in the treated area.

    Benefits

    Depending on the frequency applied:

  • Promotes muscle relaxation
  • Increases the permeability of the cell membrane
  • Increases the regenerative capacity of tissues
  • Pain reduction
  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Prevents the formation of hematoma
  • Accelerates blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Effect on peripheral nerves