Ultrasound in physical therapyUltrasound is a non-invasive treatment that significantly releases muscle spasms, heals chronic inflammation, removes toxins, decalcifies tendons, increases blood flow and reduces local swelling. Ultrasound is a vital part of Dr. Shrewood’s technique that has proved to be very effective in healing non-specific back pain and many conditions including scoliosis.
To heal a spine, it is essential to assess not only the state of vertebrate but also surrounding muscles and tendons.
After an accident or a minor fall, back muscles often go into a spams. Muscles that are in spasm are not always painful but if spasms not released through therapy, back health will deteriorate over time. It’s almost like a bow and an arrow that are permanently stretched. The role of a therapist is to release this tension. When this happens, the spine often aligns itself and conditions such a scoliosis improve significantly.
Releasing muscle spasm is most effective when ultrasound (at 2.5 to 3 Watts per square centimetre for 8 to 10 minutes for one side of the back) is followed by a session ASMI treatment, particularly by the ASMI reflex mode.