Sports Therapy: The Benefits of the Ultrasound Technique

Benefits of the Ultrasound Technique

Sports injuries happen. In fact, sports injuries are common. This is why you want to have a good physical therapist who you trust to treat your injury and get you back in the game.

Seeing a physical therapist for a sports injury has many benefits. One such benefit is that physical therapy sometimes uses ultrasound therapy to help treat sports injuries. Our team at Excel Physical Therapy has experience using ultrasound therapy to help treat many patients. We’ve served the greater St. Louis, Missouri area for more than 34 years. Our staff has developed a three-step therapy process designed to provide maximum benefits to our patients.

This process includes an initial evaluation and a personalized therapy plan with supervision and encouragement throughout. Are you ready to find treatment for your sports injury? Read about what it’s like to work with our team at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy and give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Benefits of Excel Sports & Physical Therapy Ultrasound in Your Sports Therapy

Ultrasound is used in Excel Sports and Physical Therapy sports therapy plans because it allows us to bring two things to bear on your injury: heat and vibration.

Our ultrasound machines create these helpful forces, and these machines produce sound waves that provide both the heat and the vibration that we bring to bear on your injury through cellular-level friction.

The sound waves created during your ultrasound session are unique in that they can bring this heat and vibration to bear even in the deep tissues of your body.

This allows our sports therapists to gently manipulate body structures that they may not be able to reach with any other technique.

In addition to the ability to reach your deep tissues with vibration and heat, the use of ultrasound in your therapy plan can have many other benefits for you. The other benefits of this technique may include:

  • Increasing the blood flow to your injury
  • Reducing the swelling and inflammation around your injury
  • Increasing your range of motion
  • Promoting healing of the tissues involved in your injury
  • Helping to prevent scar tissue in your injured body structures

By providing all of these and other benefits to your sports injury therapy plan, the ultrasound technique from Excel Sports and Physical Therapy may be able to get you back to you playing your sport faster than you ever thought possible.

For additional information about the techniques used in our sports therapy plans or to schedule an initial evaluation for your injury, contact our team at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy today.