Most ultrasounds are done using a transducer on the surface of the skin. Sometimes, however, doctors and technicians can get a better diagnostic image by inserting a special transducer into one of the body's natural openings
Soft Tissues Injuries: Deep Tissue Massage therapy targets precise areas in the body experiencing trauma induced stress. Deep, firm pressure breaks down muscle tissue and adhesions facilitating natural healing. This treatment is especially helping for our Boca Rotan patients would have delayed seeking medical attention because rigid scar tissue often forms after an auto accident. These scars prevent normal circulation, impair flexibility and increase inflammation. Breaking down the adhesions reduces
The five interviews completed with relevant experts, including two radiologists, an anaesthetist, an ultrasound specialist and a patient with knee osteoarthritis, proved to be an invaluable research process which provided a significant amount of credible and relevant information. The interviewees were highly esteemed in their respective medical fields which provided credibility to their answers. For example, Mr Bird, a senior musculoskeletal ultrasound specialist with over 20 years’ experience, provided valuable and concise insight into the
Physical therapy modalities, such as ultrasound, whirlpool baths, phonophoresis, augmented soft tissue mobilization, electrical stimulation, and unweighted ambulation, may be used (2009). Ice and rest are the two most important treatments the athlete can receive during the acute phase. Ultrasound will be used to increase the tempeture of the local area. This will increase the speed of healing. Phonophoresis will be used to introduce medications into the area. Mainly anesthetics to numb the trigger point. Whirlpool baths will be used to relive pain and swelling of injured leg. Electrical stimulation is used for to help the healing process by transporting ions beneficial to healing to the affected area
Ultrasound relies on high frequency sounds to image the body and diagnose patients. Ultrasounds are therefore longitudinal waves which cause particles to oscillate back and forth and produce a series of compressions and rarefactions
I am here to explain an ultrasound, so that way you are not nervous. First, there are different types of sound waves, and how they travel. There are transverse, longitudinal, and surface waves. The transverse waves are a mechanical wave which means that the wave travels like an S- wave sideways. Longitudinal waves travel parallel to the direction the wave travels. When the longitudinal wave travels it compresses through the particles in the medium that it passes through. Longitudinal waves are like contractions because they can compress together really high, and or low which could make the pain hurt more, or hurt very little. Surface waves move in circular motions around the medium. In an ultrasound you can see your baby move around in your
Contraindications for ultrasound must be taken into consideration when treating patients. Over the years, ultrasound has been utilized and at times, used with negligible risk. However, this depends on the part of the body being treated. Therefore, a clinician must take every patient into consideration when administering therapeutic ultrasound. It is also equally important to be cautious of the patients’ safety. There are risks when using ultrasound therapy machines that the patient must be made aware of. These machines can cause substantial bioeffects and deliberate caution must be taken to lower the risk of injury for each individual patient (J Ultrasound Med, 2012, p. 10). This is also true when treating a pregnant woman. An embryonic and fetal when exposed to a situ temperature above 41C (4C above normal temperature) for 5 min or more could be potentially hazardous (International Congress Series 1274 (2004) p. 126)
According to a study completed by Wu, 2018 increasing tissue temperature stimulates analgesic mechanisms through inhibition of nociceptors, relaxes skeletal muscle tissue, vasodilation and increased tissue blood flow, which results in substantial pain relief and is thought to promote healing by increasing the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the site of injury. Recent studies prove that thermotherapy has evident therapeutic benefit for both analgesia and promoting healing in low back pain however, as with cryotherapy, more substantial randomised controlled trials of thermotherapy would enhance the body of literature and further establish the effectiveness (Malanga et al., 2015). Additionally, as reported in the 2006 Cochrane Database review, adverse events reported in trials of superficial heat for low back pain were minimal and mainly consisted of skin pinkness (French et al., 2006). However, caution, close monitoring and skin protection is still necessary when practicing thermotherapy and cannot be used on patients with impaired circulation, impaired sensation, open wounds, malignancies and or infections where heat may cause disease progression, burns or increased inflammation (Wu,
Originally ultrasound in physical therapy was used mainly for treatment of soft tissue injuries, acceleration of wound healing, and resolution of edema as well as softening of scar tissue (Haar, 2007, p. 113). However, with ultrasound being one of the most popular therapeutic modalities, more research has been conducted into what else the modality could be beneficial towards. In recent years there has been research done on ultrasound being used for things such as bone healing and enhancement of drug uptake. Previously ultrasound has been known for contraindications in treatment of injuries such as fractures, however the modality is being studied for possible benefits if used at low intensities. Due to this recent research ultrasound as a therapeutic modality is being looked at more for non-thermal aspects versus the traditional thermal usage.
Development of modern ultrasound technology has been associated with increased acoustic outputs, such that they are capable of emitting intensities that are able to produce measureable effects in biological tissue. Biological effects occur by mechanical and thermal mechanisms at high acoustic intensities (Bushberg et al. 2012). This report will focus on thermal effects produced by acoustic beam propagation, focusing on neonatal cranial ultrasonography.
In the year 1940, H Gohr and Th. Wedekind exhibited their paper revealing the possibility that an ultrasonic machine could be used as a diagnosis tool (“History”). They stated in their paper that using ultrasonography to diagnose a patient would be able to reveal tumors, abscesses, and such. Using ultrasonography, doctors would be able to treat their patients and would be able to remove the tumors inside of them before they became a problem. Unfortunately for them, however, they were unable to write any valid answers from the experiments that they had
Sound waves ranging from one to five megahertz hit boundaries between tissue. The boundary may be soft tissue, or soft tissue and bone. Reflected waves are sensed by the probe and relayed to the ultrasound machine. The machine will calculate the distance between the probe and the boundaries found, such as an organ or tissue. The calculations are based on the time of each echo’s return using the speed of sound (1,540 ft. /s). This produces a two dimensional image on the ultrasound machine’s screen, displaying the intensities and the distances of the echoes. Using this information, doctors can then diagnose many medical issues while not using invasive surgery. (Odorico, Jon, Dr., UW-Madison Transplant Surgery, Personal interview. Tuesday Apr.
I have used ultrasounds while I was trying to rehab form a strain in my hamstring, I would use it before and after workouts. All I would do was put some ultrasound gel on my leg and rub it for ten to fifteen minutes with the transducer probe, which is that part that sends out the sound waves. When in high school I had a back injury and to help loosen me up before games and practice I would go take a hot bath in the whirlpool to help me ease the pain. It was a good form of hydrotherapy that I could do myself when it was time for me to take the hot bath all I had to do was fill the tub up and turn on the jet to get the water to keep moving in circulation. I’ve used an exercise bike and ball during rehab after having surgery. I use the bike to help build up my stamina after being out because I couldn’t go and run until I was released. To help get my balance back there was a part of an exercise ball that you stand on that helps strengthen ankle balance. I’ve even used electrotherapy after surgery to help my muscles in my lower leg contract since I couldn’t do it myself the muscle had diminished badly well in the cast, I use to just hook the tens unit up then put the electric patches on my legs and turn it up to I could feel the pulse and see it
Some people think about the risks and contraindications of ultrasonic caviation treatment that is done by the amazing and innovative cavitation machines. For them, the positive thing is that there are no side effects to ultrasonic cavitation therapy, yet contraindications to this treatment include pregnancy and the menstruation intervals along with some other problems that include some hereditary diseases, blood pressure, renal deficiency, high cholesterol, certain scars, skin diseases in the area subjected to treatment and some other
Therefore, if you do or do not decide to use ultrasound in your practice, there should also be exercise and movement based treatments in the plan. Through researching this topic, I have made some great conclusions. I believe it is paramount that additional research is conducted regarding the effectiveness of ultrasound as treatment. If I had to choose between using or not using ultrasound in my practice, I would not use it. I believe our profession is capable of problem-solving and developing new techniques that will be even more effective and most importantly, evidenced-based. I want to be known for my integrity and trustworthiness with my patients. I feel as though the 5-10 minutes it takes to treat with ultrasound could be used in a more effective way. Now, if a patient were to specifically ask for ultrasound as a treatment, I would explain what the research states. If they still wanted to, maybe because of previous experience, I would continue with the ultrasound treatment. In the vast majority of cases, ultrasound is completely safe. If the patient shows improvement from ultrasound, placebo or not, it benefits the patient. The patient is the most important aspect of this argument, we cannot forget