Ultrasound uses sound waves to stimulate the tissue beneath the skin’s surface, these waves are at a very high frequency and cannot by heard by humans. Ultrasound is applied using a transducer (or applicator) that is in direct contact with the patient’s skin. Gel is used on all surfaces of the head to reduce friction and assist transmission of the ultrasonic waves.

There are three benefits to ultrasound:

  1. Speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood flow in the treated area.
  2. Decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling and edema.
  3. Gentle massage of muscles, tendons and/or ligaments in the treated area because no strain is added and any scar tissue is softened.


Bellefleur Physiotherapy offers patients in Ottawa exceptional care with a personalized treatment plan to suit your specific needs. If you are suffering from pain or have recently experienced an injury, our Ottawa Physiotherapists will ensure you get back to the activities you enjoy and love. Call us at (613) 424-7852 for an appointment today or email us at info@bellefleurphysio.com to book a consultation.

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