Ultrasound

What is Ultrasound?

Therapeutic ultrasound differs from diagnostic or pregnancy ultrasound in that it is used to offer pain relief, reduce swelling, and doesn’t provide images. Ultrasound uses soundwaves, but at a different level than diagnostic type, at a frequency of either 1 or 3 MHz. These options allow for the waves to penetrate the tissue and increase the temperature, encouraging healing and relaxing of affected areas.

How do we use Ultrasound?

Therapeutic ultrasound can be used in one of our spacious consulting rooms AND in the water! Depending on the type of treatment your pet has will determine how we use ultrasound, but rest assured both options are carried out with care and your pet’s comfort in mind.

Our method of therapeutic ultrasound is particularly good for tissue swelling and breaking down scar tissue as well as stimulating blood flow and reducing inflammation. It is a great treatment on its own or to complement other therapies your pet may be receiving.

Be Referred

We would love to be able to get your pet back on their feet. We don’t require a referral from your vet for your pet to receive treatment with us. We will contact your first opinion vet for a history and any X-rays etc. You just need to turn up with your ‘fur baby’ – and both relax! We have made Physio-Vet, as unlike a normal vets as possible. We don’t have examination tables, we have comfortable mats, so that we are down at your ‘fur baby’s’ level, to reassure them whilst they are examined and initial appointments aren’t rushed either, as we allow a full hour for it. So, please rest assured your ‘fur baby’ is in good, caring hands!
 
To make an appointment, please call 01270 586008 or email us on info@physio-vet.co.uk
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