Ultrasound is applied using a round-headed wand or probethat is put in direct contact with the patient’s skin. Ultrasound gel is used on all surfaces of thehead in order to reduce friction and assist in the transmission of theultrasonic waves. Therapeutic ultrasoundis in the frequency range of about 0.8-3.0 MHz.
Ultrasound can produce many effects other than just the potentialheating effect. It has been shown to cause increases in tissue relaxation,decreasing pain, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown along withincreasing function. The effect of the increase in local blood flow can be usedto help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation, and, according to somestudies, promote bone fracture healing.
It is technique by which Therapeutic Ultrasound is usedto apply topical medications through the skin to treat soft tissue injuries andinflammatory conditions by providing safe and painless alternative toinjections for treatment of mentioned. It has been studied in vivo with severalanti-inflammatory drugs including hydrocortisone and others.
Applicationof therapeutic deep heat for the treatment of selection sub-chronic and chronicmedical conditions and relief of pain resulting from:
- Tendinitis or tendinosis
- Lateral epicondylitis,
- TMJ pain,
- Osteoarthritic conditions,
- Myofascial pain,
- Non-acute jointswelling, and
- Muscle spasms.
Instrument AssistedSoft Tissue Mobilization
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) andGraston Technique enable clinicians to effectively address scar tissue inplantar fascia, myofascial restrictions in IT band and knee pain, and increaserange of motion through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patientoutcomes.
IASTM has assisted numerous athletes in their movementtherapy and performance enhancement worldwide. The instrument assisted softtissue mobilization blades may be hard-edged, soft-edged, and variety of shapesand sizes, but the techniques do not need to be aggressive to deliver superiorpatient outcomes.
CFM therapists uses this technique to assist with solvingdysfunctional movement patterns and utilizing soft tissue instruments toimprove patient treatment. Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization effects on the propertiesof human musculoskeletal conditions associated with:
- Plantar flexors pain
- Calves strains
- Gluteal pain
- Wrist pain
- Forearm pain
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder pain
- Posture pain