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Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound therapy is a non-invasive treatment modality that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to promote tissue healing and reduce pain. The process involves applying ultrasound waves to the affected area through a handheld device, which generates mechanical vibrations that penetrate deep into the body’s tissues. Here’s how sound waves facilitate tissue healing and pain reduction:

  1. Increased Blood Flow: Ultrasound waves cause microscopic vibrations within the targeted tissues, which stimulate blood circulation. Improved blood flow delivers oxygen and nutrients to the injured area while removing metabolic waste products, facilitating the natural healing process.
  2. Enhanced Tissue Repair: The mechanical energy from ultrasound waves promotes cellular activity and metabolism within the tissues, leading to accelerated tissue repair and regeneration. This can be particularly beneficial for soft tissue injuries such as muscle strains, ligament sprains, and tendonitis.
  3. Reduction of Inflammation: Ultrasound therapy has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects by decreasing the production of pro-inflammatory molecules and promoting the release of anti-inflammatory substances. This helps to alleviate swelling, redness, and pain associated with acute and chronic inflammatory conditions.
  4. Pain Modulation: Ultrasound therapy can directly affect pain receptors within the nerves, leading to the modulation of pain signals transmitted to the brain. Additionally, the stimulation of sensory nerve fibers by ultrasound waves can trigger the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals, providing immediate pain relief and promoting a sense of well-being.

Overall, ultrasound therapy harnesses the mechanical and thermal effects of sound waves to promote tissue healing, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain. It is commonly used in physical therapy settings to complement other treatment modalities and accelerate the rehabilitation process for various musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

Why Choose Us

  • What can I expect from my appointment?

    If you are presenting to the Clinic for the first time, your initial appointment will involve discussion about the nature of your complaint and your general health. Typically, the practitioner will then assess you, with the goal of identifying the cause of your symptoms, and then plan treatment with aim of improving your condition. Home exercise or self-treatment techniques may be discussed to facilitate a speedy resolution of your complaint(s).

  • How long will my appointment be?

    Appointment length varies depending on the discipline and the practitioner. Initial assessment appointments are typically longer, to allow for history taking, assessment and possibly treatment. Subsequent appointments can often be scheduled for shorter durations, as determined between the patient and the practitioner.

  • What are common chiropractic techniques?

    There are over 200 techniques in the history of chiropractic since 1895. There are three most commonly used chiropractic techniques in Victoria. They all provide benefits such as improving your joint motion, reducing stiffness, and decreasing stress in your nervous system. Diversified technique (95%) of chiropractors utilize this technique by their hand to perform manual adjustments on your spine. Most of the time you will hear a 'pop' or 'cracking' noise(s) from these adjustments. Drop Table technique (90%) of chiropractors utilize this technique by a specific type of table with part of the table can raise up and drop down instantly. Activator (70%) of chiropractors utilize this technique by an instrument look like a clicker and press on the spine multiple times. At Hampton Chiropractic- our chiropractors not only use a combination of these techniques to provide short-term benefits but also trained to address the structural cause of your chronic problems (Postural imbalance) with specific spinal traction therapy so we are not focusing what's happened locally but also globally.

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