Ultrasonic Therapy In Courtice.

Ultrasonic Therapy

Any type of ultrasonic treatment that uses ultrasound for therapeutic purposes is referred to as Therapeutic Ultrasound. In the 1950s, physiotherapeutic ultrasound was introduced into clinical practices, followed by lithotripsy in the 1980s.

Ultrasonic therapy is the use of sound waves to treat injuries and promote the healing process, especially musculoskeletal problems like inflammation from injuries (sprains, tendinitis, bursitis).

It uses a more continuous transmission of Ultrasound Waves. The sound waves cause microscopic vibrations in the deep tissue molecules, increasing heat and friction. This helps to decrease the inflammatory response, reducing tissue swelling and thus decreasing pain and inflammation.

Conditions we treat

At physioTouch Courtice we offer Ultrasound treatments which can be helpful to treat a variety of conditions. It is not limited to one specific ailment or region of pain. Some common conditions that Ultrasound helps treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sprains, strains, and tears
  • Disc injuries
  • TMJ
  • Sports injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Heel Pain
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Swollen Feet & Legs/Edema
  • Varicose Veins

What happens in the body during an Ultrasound Treatment?

The way ultrasound works to heal and repair damaged tissues in the body includes the thermal energy (heat) benefits and the non-thermal benefits. 

  • Thermal benefits: High frequency vibration to the cellular level induces the kinetic energy in the form of heat to your deep tissues during an ultrasound treatment. Heat helps to reduce pain, increase blood circulation, and allow for an easier stretch of the muscles. The thermal energy produced during your ultrasound treatment can also loosen up tight muscles and tendons.
  • Non-thermal benefits: Ultrasound technology can work in beneficial ways that are unrelated to its transfer of heat. Energy that enters the body during an ultrasound treatment creates tiny gas bubbles that gather around the tissues. These bubbles then expand and contract at a rapid pace, which is a process known as cavitation. This can help in repairing any damaged tissue, such as scar tissue or cellulite, and loosening up the muscles.
What to Expect on Your First Visit:
  • At Physiotouch Courtice, you will register with our friendly front office staff. 
  • A comprehensive assessment by a Physiotherapist or other Health Care Provider will take you through a detailed history of your major physical concern, assessment of your range of motion and strength, as well as a variety of special tests specific to your injury or dysfunction. These assessment findings are analyzed and used to create a clinical impression. This will help us to better identifying and understanding your problem and formulating an effective treatment plan tailored specifically for your needs and to achieve the realistic goals. This treatment plan could involve a number of things including therapeutic exercises, therapeutic modalities, manual mobilizations, massage, patient and family education, activity modification, home exercise programs, supervised exercise programs and many others.
  • There will be some treatments performed the first day to get you started on your path to recovery. However, during the next visits you will get into all aspects of your treatment plan.
  • Our staff will help you scheduling your next visits at Physiotouch Courtice as per treatment plan recommended by related Health Care Provider. We offer many convenient appointment times, however, prime times can become busy, so it is best to book ahead as much as possible.
  • If you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to call. We want to ensure your satisfaction and full recovery.
Before Your First Visit
  • You will receive a confirmation email shortly after booking your appointment.
  • This email will contain some forms which you can fill out and sign from your device in handy. 
  • If you have any questions, ask us before signing the form.
  • If you are not able to access the forms online, please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment so that we can help you with the paperwork.
  • Make a list of questions that you want to discuss on your first visit.
  • Bring with you if you have any imaging reports (i.e.) X-rays, Ultrasound/MRI (etc.) and doctor’s referral. 
  • Bring with you a copy of your insurance card and a photo ID.