Physical Therapy Treatments Ultrasound: Ultrasound is a therapeutic modality used by physical therapists for its thermal (heat) and non-thermal effects.

The thermal effects of ultrasound include:

  • Increase the extensibility of soft tissue
  • Decrease the viscosity of fluid elements
  • Decrease pain perception by slowing nerve conduction velocity
  • Increase metabolic rate
  • Increase blood flow which assists in the reduction of swelling
  • Stimulate the immune system
The non-thermal effects of ultrasound include:

Facilitate healing in the inflammatory and proliferative phase following soft tissue injury (tendonitis, bursitis, acute soft tissue injuries) by improving cellular metabolism and function.
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