Therapeutic ultrasound usually refers to any type of ultrasound that uses ultrasound for therapeutic benefit. The range of applicability of ultrasound therapy is quite wide, with the help of which you can fight sports injuries and diseases such as:
The OKTO team will provide you with comprehensive information on all fields of this type of therapy to help you as much as possible in your treatment.
The effects of ultrasound therapy are related to the effects of the passage of waves through tissues and the absorption of mechanical energy.
When the ultrasonic waves pass, vortex movements occur in the cytoplasm of the cells and the intracellular metabolism is activated, which is a kind of micromassage of the tissues.
Also, as a result of ultrasound therapy, small bubbles form in the tissues, which lead to various physicochemical phenomena.
The effects of the absorption of mechanical energy by tissues are mainly related to their heating, the so-called thermal effect, which in therapeutic doses of ultrasound is associated with increased metabolism, nerve conduction and decreased spastic muscle tone.
This thermal effect is associated with a local increase in tissue temperature in a small degree range and no heat is felt during the procedure itself.
The effect of ultrasound therapy is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, improving microcirculation and stimulating regeneration.
Ultrasound therapy is applied directly to the problem area with the help of the sound head of the device.
A medicinal or contact gel must be used.
The procedure takes about 3-10 minutes, and the course of treatment can last from 6-12 procedures.
You will not feel the effects of ultrasound during ultrasound therapy in any way.
The effect of ultrasound therapy is expressed in analgesic, anti-inflammatory, improving microcirculation and stimulating regeneration action.