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Electrotherapy

At Waterford Chartered Physiotherapy Clinic, we use Electrotherapy in the form of Ultrasound to treat certain conditions. We deliver physiotherapy care using the most up-to-date research so we may not always recommend the use of electrotherapy for your particular condition.

How Does Ultrasound Work?

Ultrasonic waves or sound waves of a high frequency that is not audible to the human ear are produced by means of mechanical vibration in the metal treatment head of the ultrasound machine. The treatment head is then moved over the surface of the skin in the region of the injury transmitting the energy into the tissues.

What are the Benefits and Uses of Ultrasound?

  • Break up scar tissue and adhesions
  • Reduce inflammation, swelling and calcium deposits
  • Create a deep heat to a localized area to ease muscle spasms
  • Increase soft tissue extensibility prior to stretching and exercise
  • Facilitate healing at the cellular level
  • Speeds metabolism and improves blood flow
  • Reduces nerve root irritation
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