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Therapeutic Ultrasound-How it works and when to use it!! (Correction below)

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Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to increase tissue temperature, promoting healing and blood flow. The size of the ultrasound sound head affects its effectiveness, with considerations like the effective radiating area and beam non-uniformity ratio. Different frequencies and depths are crucial for optimal results, with pulsed ultrasound recommended for acute injuries. Proper application techniques, avoiding concentration in one spot, and adjusting parameters based on tissue depth are essential. Ultrasound therapy is safe for total joint replacement but should be avoided over cemented areas or pacemakers. The video encourages viewer engagement and discusses the channel's growth goals.

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Ultrasound Therapy in Physical Therapy.
01:00
Ultrasound therapy increases tissue temperature to promote healing and improve blood flow.
Sound waves penetrate deep tissues, causing friction and increasing temperature by up to four degrees Celsius.
Increased temperature enhances blood flow, delivers nutrients to damaged tissues, and improves tissue elasticity.
Monitoring the duration of ultrasound therapy is crucial to prevent tissue damage in physical therapy treatments.
Factors impacting the effectiveness of ultrasound treatment.
03:35
Larger ultrasound sound heads are suitable for larger treatment areas, while smaller heads are better for specific spots.
The effective radiating area of the sound wave is only about three quarters of the head, requiring overlapping circular motions during treatment.
The beam non-uniformity ratio (BNR) indicates the uniformity of the sound wave, with higher BNRs leading to more comfortable and effective treatments.
Older ultrasounds with low BNRs can be uncomfortable and even cause burns, emphasizing the importance of updating equipment for optimal results.
Ultrasound as a treatment tool.
06:12
The type and depth of tissue being ultrasounded are important considerations, with deeper tissues requiring one megahertz and surface tissues requiring three megahertz.
Pulsed ultrasound is recommended for acute injuries to reduce inflammation, while continuous ultrasound is more thermal and should not be used on acute inflammation.
Stretching the tissue during ultrasound can help increase elasticity and blood flow, with temperature decreasing after three minutes.
Consider the depth of tissue and desired outcomes when using ultrasound for treatment.
Key highlights for effective ultrasound therapy application.
09:07
Ultrasound therapy should be applied at a depth of no more than four centimeters for effective treatment.
Adjust parameters based on tissue, not patient sensations.
Continuous circular motion during therapy prevents discomfort and injury.
Pulsed ultrasound allows for slower application focused on the target area.
Guidance on conducting therapeutic ultrasound.
12:08
Proper exposure and location are emphasized for optimal effectiveness.
Different frequencies are recommended based on tissue depth.
Therapeutic ultrasound can help identify stress fractures but may cause discomfort near bone surfaces.
Iontophoresis is preferred over phonophoresis for driving medication into tissues.
Safety precautions to consider when using ultrasound for total joint replacement include avoiding areas with cement or pacemakers, as well as open wounds.
15:15
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The channel has achieved 5 million views and over 21,000 subscribers, with a focus on creating educational content.
The speaker expresses gratitude for the audience's support and feedback.