Ultrasound rehab therapy has been used to treat sports injuries by therapists for the last fifty years. Ultrasonic waves or sound waves are not audible to the human ear are produced by the means of mechanical vibration in the head of the machine.The head is then moved over the surface of the skin in the region of the injury transmitting energy into the tissues. When sound waves come into contact with air it causes a dissipation of the waves, and so a special gel is placed on the skin to ensure maximum contact with the ultrasound machine head and the surface of the skin and to provide a tunnel for the sound waves to travel through.
One of the greatest proposed benefits of ultrasound therapy is that it is thought to reduce the healing time of certain soft tissue injuries. Ultrasound is thought to accelerate the normal resolution time of the inflammatory process by attracting more cells to the site of injury. This may cause an increase in blood flow which can be beneficial in the initial phase of tissue injury. As blood flow may be increased it is not advised to use ultrasound immediately after injury.Ultrasound may also stimulate the production of more collagen which is the main protein component in soft tissue such as tendons and ligaments. The Medcom Group has the equipment for all your home rehabilitation needs. Our ultrasound machines are top of the line and reliable. Get going on your physical therapy so you can get back to your life.
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