Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a collection of evidence-based practices designed to treat chronic pain and assist with injury rehabilitation. Cape Coral ultrasound therapy is a critical service that can reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process, especially when used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we pride ourselves on providing patients with personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual’s needs. As part of a full rehabilitation or chronic condition treatment regimen, we may incorporate ultrasound technology.
What Is Ultrasound Therapy?
Ultrasound therapy is a type of physiotherapy that uses targeted sound waves outside the range of human hearing to create mechanical vibrations that can reach deep into body tissues. When focused on muscles and soft tissues, the ultrasound waves create thermal energy that dilates blood vessels, improving blood circulation, and increasing oxygen and nutrient absorption.
By improving the blood flow, ultrasound therapy enhances healing speed and reduces inflammation in affected muscles and tissues.
Evidence-Based Ultrasound Therapy From Skilled Cape Coral Practitioners
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we aim to provide evidence-based chiropractic and physiotherapeutic care through the careful application of scientifically proven treatment methods.
Recent studies show that therapeutic ultrasound effectively treats acute and chronic pain in individuals with musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Specifically, ultrasound therapy helps control inflammation and promote the healing of soft tissue injuries.
A systematic review of ultrasound therapy for patients with lower back pain found that ultrasound therapy reduced symptoms in patients with non-specific chronic lower back pain.
Conditions We Treat With Ultrasound Therapy in Cape Coral
When you work with our physiotherapists in Cape Coral, you enjoy personalized attention from skilled, licensed professionals who have your best interests at heart. Our team uses a holistic approach that addresses your acute and chronic pain at the source.
With a personalized treatment plan, we aim to reduce pain, improve mobility, and enhance flexibility so you can return to your daily life. What’s more, we work to strengthen your muscles and bones so you have less potential for reinjury in the future.
Our licensed practitioners have extensive experience treating a wide range of symptoms, injuries, and conditions, including:
Back injuries often occur in slip-and-fall incidents, sports accidents, and vehicle collisions. They can also happen while doing things around the house like cleaning and gardening. A back injury can include sprained or strained back muscles, torn tendons or ligaments, or misaligned or broken vertebrae.
If you are experiencing back pain, do not wait to receive treatment for your injuries. Our Cape Coral office can help treat the fundamental cause of your back pain with a customized back injury treatment plan.
A herniated disc is a type of back injury that occurs when a cushioning disc between the vertebrae moves out of alignment. The fluid from the herniated disc can cause pinched nerves or irritation. Patients with herniated discs may feel radiating pain from the injured area down the legs or arms.
Reach out to our Cape Coral physiotherapists to learn about our herniated disc treatments, including ultrasound therapy, activator chiropractic treatment, and electrical stimulation (E-STIM).
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve in your wrist is compressed, creating pain, numbness, and weakness in your hand or wrist.
Studies indicate that physical therapy, including ultrasound therapy, exercises, and stretches, can reduce pain, increase range of motion, and reduce inflammation in individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome. In some cases, adequate carpal tunnel physiotherapy treatment can reduce or eliminate the need for surgical intervention.
Neck Injuries and Whiplash
A neck injury is any injury involving the tendons, bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, or nerves in the upper cervical spine between the shoulders and the base of the skull. Neck injuries may have acute causes such as heavy lifting or a car accident, or they may develop over time due to overuse or poor posture.
Whiplash is a common type of neck injury that occurs when the head is rapidly forced forward and back. It often occurs in car accidents when the vehicle comes to a quick stop or changes direction suddenly. Whiplash specifically involves soft tissue damage to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments in the neck.
Bursitis occurs when the soft fluid-filled sacs that pad the joints become inflamed. Ultrasound therapy, coupled with targeted stretching and strengthening exercises can help reduce inflammation, mitigate pain, and improve mobility in patients suffering from bursitis.
Speak with our Cape Coral office to learn how we can incorporate ultrasound therapy into your bursitis treatment.
Sciatica occurs when a herniated disc, growth, or spinal compression places pressure on the patient’s sciatic nerve. Symptoms of sciatica include radiating leg pain and low back pain.
Ultrasound therapy along with chiropractic adjustment and physiotherapy exercises, can help reduce sciatic nerve pain by reducing inflation and improving strength in the surrounding muscles. Contact our Cape Coral physiotherapists to discuss your sciatica treatment options.
These are just a few of the conditions the professionals at Specific Care Chiropractic can treat using a combination of ultrasound therapy and other physiotherapy methods. If you suffer from back or joint pain, do not hesitate to reach out to us to see how we can help.
Comprehensive Physiotherapy Plans in Cape Coral
When the physiotherapy experts at Specific Care Chiropractic create a treatment plan, they begin with a thorough review of your medical records and a physical examination. Our team may conduct X-ray imaging to pinpoint the source of your discomfort. Once we have an accurate diagnosis, we can treat your problem at the source.
In addition to ultrasound therapy, we may assign any of the following physiotherapy treatments to your plan:
- Corrective Care
- Massage therapy
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Strength training and stretches
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM)
You can be assured that your treatment plan will be specifically designed to meet your body’s specific needs.
Contact Us to Discuss Our Cape Coral Ultrasound Therapy Offerings
If you or someone you love suffers from back and joint pain or injuries, you do not have to face these challenges alone. The skilled physiotherapists at Specific Care Chiropractic can provide a thorough examination and establish a physiotherapy plan that addresses your pain and mobility issues.