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Therapeutic Ultrasound

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What Does Ultrasound Do? Therapeutic ultrasound is used primarily for two different effects: the deep heating treatment and non-thermal uses. Deep Heating Effects: Ultrasound is often used to provide deep heating to soft tissue structures in the body. Deep heating tendons, muscles or ligaments increases circulation to those tissues, which is thought to help the healing process. Increasing tissue temperature with ultrasound is also used to help decrease pain. Deep heating can be used to increase the “stretchiness” of muscles and

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Dry Needling Technique

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What Is Dry Needling? The dry needling technique is based on similar theories as acupuncture and often uses the same needles as used during an acupuncture treatment. It is called dry needling because the needles used do not inject any medication like a syringe and are not coated in any medication. They are simply dry sterile needles. This technique involves inserting needles into the trigger points to reduce muscle tension among other things. Therapists are very well trained on all the

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