At Essex Animal Hospital, we employ ultrasound for therapeutic treatments for your dog or cat. Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves on the tissue to create a specific physiological effect. Although similar to a diagnostic ultrasound, therapeutic ultrasound uses a different frequency and there is no image generated from the procedure. The uses of therapeutic ultrasound include:
- Increasing circulation
- Increasing contractility of muscle fibers (to increase range of motion)
- Decreasing scar tissue
- Decreasing pain and muscle spasm
- Decreasing inflammation
- Accelerating wound healing
Therapeutic ultrasound does not require anesthesia. For more information about how therapeutic ultrasound can help your pet, please call us at (519) 776-7325.