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Therapeutic Ultrasound in Ottawa

Ultrasound therapy on backTherapeutic Ultrasound is a modality offered at Motion4Life that targets areas where you experience discomfort, pain, stiffness or reduced mobility. The therapy is ideal for anyone with lingering muscle, joint, ligament, and tendon issues/conditions. Whether you’ve been putting up with acute or chronic pain, the modality may benefit you.

How Does It Work?

Ultrasound high frequency sound waves create mechanical vibrations which in turn produce variable amounts of heat to enter the body. This deep heat helps increase blood flow, which helps stimulate healing and repair of injured tissue.

What to Expect

Dr. Taillefer will complete an assessment and determine if you’re a candidate for this treatment. He will then apply a clear cool ultrasound gel to the skin over the target tissue to be treated.

He will then take the ultrasound wand (which has a small flat metal tip on it) and apply it in a continuous movement over the area being treated. The wand will not be resting on any one spot for very long. The heat generated from the wand penetrates the skin to help heal tissue and alleviate pain.

Each session usually takes 3-5 minutes, but it could take slightly longer depending on your condition.

What Are Some Benefits?

  • Relief of pain associated with ligament sprains, tendinitis and muscle strains
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Reduces stiffness in joints
  • Relaxes muscle spasms
  • Boosts blood circulation
  • Accelerates the body’s natural healing process

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the therapy painful?

No, you may not feel much at all. If you do feel anything, it will be a light warm sensation, which most patients consider pleasant.

Will I receive this therapy before or after an adjustment?

It depends on the condition, but most likely it will be given prior to your adjustment.

Is there any special clothing I should wear to the appointment?

Whether Dr. Taillefer is working on a knee, hip, elbow or shoulder, it’s important to wear appropriate clothing so he can access those points with the therapy.

Book an Appointment

Discover how therapeutic ultrasound may help you feel and heal better. Contact us today to book an appointment.

Therapeutic Ultrasound, Ottawa ON | (613) 234-2391