Ultrasound / Interferential
Therapeutic Ultrasound is a method of stimulating tissue beneath the skin’s surface using sound waves. It is a very high frequency massage that penetrates deep below the surface of your skin. The ultrasound cannot be heard of felt by humans or animals.
It affects very small molecules and cells in the body causing them to move.Therapeutic ultrasound works on two main fronts: firstly it increases the blood flow to the area which speeds up the healing process. It also reduces swelling and oedema which is the main cause of the pain you are experiencing.
All our osteopaths are trained in using ultrasound to aid in speeding up your recovery.
Can be used to treat
Tennis/Golfers elbow, Knee Injuries, Ankle Injuries, Wrist problems, RSI – repetitive strain injury
Interferential treatment has grown in the last 10 years to the point where it is now considered the most widely used type of electrotherapy treatment. Two currents pass through a crossing point to treat muscle pain and sports injuries.
By affecting pain message transmission at the spinal cord level, it can relieve muscle spasm and stimulate circulation. Patients will feel a pleasant tingling sensation.
Can be beneficial for
Sporting injuries, Ankle problems, Shoulder injuries, Chronic muscle fatigue
At the Woodside Osteopathic Clinic, Hitchin, if your condition and symptoms indicate the need for either ultrasound or interferential treatment, our highly skilled osteopaths are trained to use both machines in a safe and effective manner that has shown instant relief for our patients.