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Conditions Treated

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Headaches & Facial Pain

Neck Pain


Back & Rib Pain

Low Back Pain

Knee & Foot Pain

Shoulder & Hand Pain

Abdominal Pain

 

Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound in physical therapy is alternating compression and rarefaction of sound waves with a frequency of >20,000 cycles/second. Therapeutic ultrasound frequency used is 0.7 to 3.3 MHz. Maximum energy absorption in soft tissue occurs from 2 to 5 cm. Intensity decreases as the waves penetrate deeper. They are absorbed primarily by connective tissue: ligaments, tendons, and fascia (and also by scar tissue).

 

Therapeutic ultrasound may have two types of benefit: thermal and non-thermal effects. Thermal effects are due to the absorption of the sound waves. Non thermal effects are from cavitation, microstreaming and acoustic streaming. This physical stimulation appears to enhance the cell-repair effects of the inflammatory response. Ultrasound has been proven effective in reducing pain in many types of physical conditions. It is also helpful in reducing scar tissue.

 

Meet Our Staff

Lance Hendricks, M.P.T.


Kelli Richardson, P.T.


 
 

Office Information

 

(406) 248-8804


2370 Avenue C Billings Montana


(off 24th Street West)


2014 Montana Physical Therapy, PLLC

address: 2370 Avenue C (off 24th Street West) Billings Montana

phone: 406.248.8804