Therapeutic Ultrasound

At LakeCross Veterinary Hospital, we provide therapeutic ultrasound as a treatment modality to help heal tissue and reduce pain in cats and dogs.

What is Therapeutic Ultrasound?

Therapeutic ultrasound is a branch of physiotherapy that promotes the healing of injured muscles, ligaments, and tendons by decreasing inflammation and scar tissue.

The ultrasound energy warms deep tissues, creating an improved range of motion over time.

Therapeutic ultrasound offers a non-invasive and drug-free treatment method for pets.

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Therapeutic Ultrasound, Huntersville Vet

Benefits of Therapeutic Ultrasound

  • Pain relief
  • Improvement in mobility and range of motion
  • Assists in the proper alignment of tendon fibers post-trauma
  • Reduces adhesion, such as in postoperative Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
  • Increases blood perfusion
  • Promotes lymphatic flow
  • Aids in bone healing

The Process

Your vet may need to clip the hair in the treatment area to ensure good contact with the skin.

A water-based ultrasound gel will be applied to the area to optimize the conduction of the ultrasound waves into the deep tissue.

Moving the ultrasound probe in sweeping or circular motions over the affected area, the joint or muscle tissue will be warmed, promoting blood flow, circulation, and accelerated healing.

Multiple treatment sessions are typically required to reach the desired level of improvement.

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