Since the 1940’s, ultrasound therapy has one of the most popular modalities used in physical therapy and with good
reason. With multiple benefits including: improved tissue relaxation and local blood flow (which helps reduce swelling and chronic inflammation), decrease in pain and aids in the breakdown of scar tissue. With time efficient treatments and ability to help a multitude of soft-tissue injuries, the question isn’t whether to offer ultrasound therapy at our clinics, but which one to choose.
The Mettler Sonicator 740x is a great choice if you’re looking to invest in a top-quality dual frequency ultrasound therapy machine.
Top features of the Mettler Sonicator 740x
- Multiple sound heads: Ultrasound therapy works best when there is contact with the intended surface area. With three sound head sizes: 1 square cm, 5 square cm, and 10 square cm, the Sonicator 740x gives you choices that helps improve treatment outcomes.
- Two different frequencies: The Sonicator 740x offers two different frequencies (1, 3.3 MHz) in continuous mode or (10, 20 or 50 percent) in pulsed modes. A study published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology found that pulsed ultrasounds used with the smallest sound head made the least amount of changes to healthy tissue, whereas when deep heating is needed 1 MHz continuous ultrasound can raise muscle temperature nearly 4ºC in 10 minutes.
- Easy to use: With a contoured applicator which has an LED light which lights up when coupling has been achieved in the handle, the 740x is easy to handle and reliable in improving treatment results.
How does Ultrasound therapy work?
Ultrasound waves pass from the treatment head into the skin causing a vibration of the surrounding tissues. This increase in vibration leads to the production of heat within the injured tissues. Most of the time, patients will not feel this increase in temperature, but the increase in temperature may cause an increase in the flexibility of ligaments, tendons, scar tissue and joint capsules. Also, heating the tissues may reduce pain and muscle spasm while promoting the healing process.
Ultrasound therapy has shown to be useful in many diverse patient issues. We use ultrasound everyday in the treatment of:
- Soft tissue or sports injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Breakdown of scar tissue
- Arthritis pain
With the diverse populations that ultrasound therapy can help, an ultrasound machine is a wise investment for any clinic. The features offered by the Mettler Sonicator 740x make it a clear winner when it comes time to choose one for a physical therapy clinic.
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