L.I. Care Physical and Occupational Therapy


1842 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743





Ultrasound Therapy


Ultrasound therapy is a non-invasive treatment modality that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to promote tissue healing, reduce pain, and improve range of motion. 

This therapeutic technique is widely used in rehabilitation settings to target deep tissues and stimulate cellular repair processes. By delivering focused ultrasound energy to specific areas of the body, ultrasound therapy can effectively address a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

How Can I Start with Ultrasound Therapy?

Starting ultrasound therapy typically begins with an evaluation by a qualified healthcare professional, such as a physical therapist or a chiropractor. During this initial assessment, our therapist will assess your condition, medical history, and treatment goals to determine if ultrasound therapy is appropriate for you. 

If deemed suitable, our therapist will then develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to address your specific needs and objectives. Ultrasound therapy sessions are typically conducted in a clinical setting, where a specialized ultrasound machine is used to administer the treatment. 

Our therapist will guide you through the process, ensuring proper positioning and application of the ultrasound device to target the affected area. With consistent participation and adherence to your treatment plan, you can experience the benefits of ultrasound therapy and progress towards your rehabilitation goals.

Is Ultrasound Therapy Really Beneficial?

Ultrasound therapy offers a range of potential benefits for individuals undergoing rehabilitation or seeking relief from musculoskeletal conditions. 

Here’s why ultrasound therapy is considered beneficial:

  • Pain Relief: Ultrasound therapy has analgesic effects, helping to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with various musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis, tendonitis, and muscle strains.
  • Tissue Healing: Ultrasound therapy promotes tissue healing and regeneration by increasing blood flow, stimulating collagen production, and enhancing cellular metabolism in the targeted area.
  • Reduced Inflammation: Ultrasound therapy helps reduce inflammation and swelling by increasing the permeability of blood vessels and facilitating the removal of inflammatory mediators from the affected tissues.
  • Improved Range of Motion: By promoting tissue flexibility and reducing stiffness, ultrasound therapy can help improve range of motion and joint mobility in individuals with conditions such as frozen shoulder or joint contractures.
  • Enhanced Healing of Soft Tissue Injuries: Ultrasound therapy accelerates the healing process of soft tissue injuries, such as ligament sprains, muscle strains, and tendon injuries, by stimulating the repair mechanisms within the affected tissues.
  • Non-Invasive Treatment Option: Ultrasound therapy is a non-invasive treatment modality that does not involve the use of needles, incisions, or medications, making it a safe and well-tolerated option for individuals with various medical conditions.
  • Adjunct to Rehabilitation Programs: Ultrasound therapy can complement other rehabilitation interventions, such as therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, and modalities, to enhance the overall effectiveness of treatment and facilitate faster recovery.
  • Customizable Treatment Parameters: Ultrasound therapy parameters, such as frequency, intensity, and treatment duration, can be customized based on individual patient needs and treatment goals, ensuring personalized and effective care.

Ultrasound therapy is a versatile and effective treatment modality that offers numerous benefits for individuals seeking relief from pain, promoting tissue healing, and enhancing overall musculoskeletal function. 

With its non-invasive nature, customizable parameters, and potential for adjunctive use in rehabilitation programs, ultrasound therapy remains a valuable tool in the management of various musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.