Ultrasound is a commonly used modality in physical therapy clinical practice. It has been suggested that ultrasound can produce thermal and non-thermal biophysical effects. Ultrasound is thought to improve pain control, tissue extensibility, wound healing, fracture repair, tendon and ligament healing, and resorption of calcium deposits. This module will outline the application, purpose, and current evidence for therapeutic ultrasound on musculoskeletal injuries in clinical practice.
Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEUs.
This course was approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval #: 2007‐06. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This course is approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, approval number 21S0698. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Treatment Indications and Safe Application
Purpose of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Mechanisms of Action
Precautions and Considerations
Section 3: Treatment Parameters for Musculoskeletal Injuries
Effective Radiating Area
Considerations for Treatment Parameters
Section 4: Effectiveness of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Barriers to Ultrasound Research
Section 5: Conclusion
Nicole Fogarty holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University. She has experience treating patients with cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, and neurological impairments in the inpatient setting. She also has experience in outpatient orthopedics with additional training in medical screening and lumbopelvic examination and treatment. Nicole enjoys using her clinical experience and interest in current rehabilitation research as a Physical Therapy writer for Relias. Disclosure: Nicole Fogarty, PT, DPT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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