Tired of living with low energy due to pain? Elevate your life with therapeutic ultrasound to bring your healing to a new frequency.
Using gentle sound waves, this non-invasive technique penetrates deep into muscles, tendons, and joints promoting circulation, reducing inflammation, and accelerating the body’s natural healing process. Thorpe Chiropractic & Wellness offers ultrasound therapy in St. Petersburg, FL, to give you a well-rounded approach to enhancing your well-being.
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The ultrasound machine generates sound waves through a process called the piezoelectric effect. Piezoelectric crystals within the ultrasound probe vibrate when an electrical current is applied to them, creating the sound waves.
The ultrasound probe is placed on the skin over the area to be treated. A coupling gel is often applied to ensure efficient transmission of the sound waves from the probe to the skin.
Therapeutic ultrasound creates two main effects in the tissues: mechanical effects and thermal effects.
The sound waves cause microscopic vibrations within the tissues. These vibrations can lead to several effects, including increased blood flow, improved tissue elasticity, and the potential to break down scar tissue or adhesions.
The sound waves produce a slight increase in tissue temperature due to the absorption of the sound energy. This increase in temperature can lead to improved blood circulation, relaxation of muscles, and reduced pain and stiffness.
At higher intensities, the sound waves can cause the formation and collapse of microscopic bubbles within the tissues, a phenomenon known as cavitation. This can create micro-massage effects that further promote tissue healing and circulation.
The frequency of the ultrasound waves affects their ability to penetrate tissues. Lower frequencies (1 MHz) penetrate deeper into tissues, making them suitable for treating structures like muscles and joints. Higher frequencies (3 MHz) are often used for more superficial tissues.
The duration of the ultrasound treatment and the intensity of the sound waves are determined based on the specific condition being treated, the depth of the target tissue, and the individual’s response.
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