Ultrasound is another exciting treatment option offered by Dr. Babette. It’s been used with excellent results in humans, as part of a complete physical therapy program, for over 60 years. And for the last 20 it’s been available for animals as well, to help animals with injured tendons and ligaments, as a pain therapy for arthritis, and to reduce scar tissue. In fact, ultrasound works particularly well with dogs.
During an ultrasound treatment, Dr. Babette applies high-energy sound waves directly to the injured areas, with a probe. The damaged tissues absorb the sound energy, and then radiate heat in return. This serves as a form of intensive heat therapy for the affected tissues, stimulating the formation of collagen fibers, accelerating the growth process of tendons, and long-term tendon strength. Research indicates ultrasound application accelerates healing up to 30%, therefore dramatically enhancing the healing process.
Ultrasound is one of many drug-free therapies that may benefit your pet. A qualified practitioner, like Dr. Babette, can evaluate your animal and determine a proper course of treatment, including the number, duration and intensity of ultrasound treatments needed.
Here are some common health problems in pets that ultrasound therapy can treat:
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Muscular back pain
- Wound healing
- Excess scar tissue
- Muscle pain
- Muscle spasms
Schedule a consultation to learn more about how ultrasound, and other safe, non-invasive alternative treatments, can help your pet to heal and thrive.