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Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound MachineNaprapathic doctors have used therapeutic ultrasound for over 50 years. The metal head of the treatment machine produces an ultrasonic wave (a high frequency sound wave) which can heal soft tissue injuries. Tissues which contain collagen are particularly affected and it is thought that ultrasound reduces the recovery time of certain soft tissues.

Ultrasound is thought to accelerate the normal resolution time of the inflammatory process by attracting more mast cells to the site of injury. This may cause an increase in blood flow which can be beneficial in the sub-acute 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- the main protein component in soft tissue such as tendons and ligaments. Hence ultrasound may accelerate the the proliferative phase of tissue healing. Ultrasound is thought to improve the extensibility of mature collagen and so can have a positive effect to on fibrous scar tissue which may form after an injury.