Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy

Here at Cranbourne Osteopathy you may receive ultrasound therapy as part of your treatment plan. 

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Why use therapeutic ultrasound?

Therapeutic ultrasound is generally used to relieve pain and promote the healing . This treatment option promotes an increase in local blood flow that may help reduce swelling and chronic inflammation and promote tissue healing. This process creates heat in the area which helps to decrease pain and improve range of motion and flexibility.

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When might we use therapeutic ultrasound?

As an osteopath, ultrasound is not a modality we utilise as a stand alone treatment option but instead an approach that we may use in addition to our other services to achieve the best results possible for our clients.

For most of our clients presenting with acute mastitis we will opt for therapeutic ultrasound first to prime the breast tissue, decrease pain and redness and enable us to use our hands-on osteopathic techniques to address the breast tissue itself. This is the reason our clinic invested in the ultrasound machine, however there are other conditions which may have us reaching for the ultrasound machine. 

These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mastitis

  • Blocked ducts

  • Scar tissue - including that of the breast tissue

  • Tendon complaints

  • Muscle or ligament injuries

  • Other soft tissue injuries

  • Contusions - commonly referred to in sport as “corkies”

  • Chronic complaints that are no longer progressing as expected

Want to try therapeutic ultrasound?

Your next step is to book an appointment with one of our osteopaths. If you believe you need ultrasound as part of your treatment plan you should mention it at the time of booking your appointment. Ultrasound Therapy is a very low-risk, non-invasive procedure; but there are certain times when it should be avoided so the final decision about if ultrasound is an appropriate treatment option will lie with your osteopath. Rest assured that if ultrasound is not the best course of action for you, your osteopath will ensure to explain your best approach to your complaint.

If you are unsure what type of appointment you should book, please call our friendly reception team and they will assist you.

our clinic is associated with

Osteopathy Australia (OA)