Therapeutic ultrasound can be used to enhance tissue repair during different phases of healing. Therapautic ultrasound can be used to enhance tissue repair during different phases of healing to muscles, tendon, joints and ligaments.
WHAT DOES THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND DO?
It increases circulation to tissue by providing deep heat which also helps to decrease pain.
HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
Ultrasound is performed with a machine that has an ultrasound transducter (sound head). A small amount of gel is aspplied to the particular body part; then your chiropractor will slowly move the sound head in a small circular direction on your body. Different settings are used in various stages of healing.
HOW DOES IT FEEL?
Ultrasound is painless and you shouldn't feel anything apart from a slight warming feeling.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
If required it is part of your treatment, so will be included in the price.
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Essential patients will be triaged initially by telephone. If treatment is deemed necessary patients will be given an appointment. You may be asked for a history by telephone or by video call.
If you have been identified in 'high risk' group by the Government and advised to stay at home you can not be treated.