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When using ultrasound therapy a gel is applied to the skin then, using an ultrasound machine, high frequency sound waves are passed through the gel, skin, and into the body over the injured tissue. The aim of ultrasound is to stimulate the repairing cells in the injured tissue, speeding up and improving the quality of repair.
Currently there is much debate within the scientific and manual therapy community as to the effectiveness of ultrasound with new research often coming to light. Overall, the research supports the use of ultrasound in tendon and ligament tissue injuries, though the best results are achieved when rehabilitation exercise is also included. At Momentum Healthcare we continuously review the best evidence and research to help improve patients recovery and use Ultrasound Therapy where we feel confident it will add value to a patients recovery.