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Ultrasound is a device that delivers sound waves into the body. This brings blood flow to the area to stimulate healing. In the acute stages of injury it can be used to decreased inflammation in a joint, muscle or ligament. In later stages it can be used to heat an area for mobilization or to relax muscles. As a result, it decreases pain.

Ultrasound treatment sends sound waves into muscle tissues to increase circulation and reduce pain, swelling and muscle spasms. Hot and cold therapies bring more oxygen to the affected area and help reduce spasms that may be causing both back pain and sciatica pain.

What Does Ultrasound Do?

Ultrasound increases blood circulation and reduces chronic pain. Therapeutic ultrasound is used primarily for the following benefits:

Deep Heating Effects: Ultrasound is often used to provide deep heating to soft tissue structures in the body. Deep heating tendons, muscles or ligaments increases circulation to those tissues, which is thought to help the healing process. Increasing tissue temperature with ultrasound is also used to help decrease pain.

Deep heating can be used to increase the “stretchiness” of muscles and tendons that may be tight. If you have shoulder pain and have been diagnosed with a frozen shoulder, your physical therapist may use ultrasound to help improve the extensibility of the tissues around your shoulder prior to performing range of motion exercises. This may help improve the ability of your shoulder to stretch.

Non-Thermal Effects (Cavitation): Ultrasound introduces energy into the body. This energy causes microscopic gas bubbles around your tissues to expand and contract rapidly, a process called cavitation.

It is theorized that the expansion and contraction of these bubbles help speed cellular processes and improves healing of injured tissue.

Two types of cavitation include stable and unstable cavitation. Stable cavitation is desired when your physical therapist is applying ultrasound to your body. Unstable cavitation can be dangerous to your body’s tissues, and your physical therapist will ensure that this does not occur during the application of ultrasound.

How Is Ultrasound Applied?

Ultrasound is performed with a machine that has an ultrasound transducer (sound head). A small amount of gel is applied to the particular body part; then your physical therapist slowly moves the sound head in a small circular direction on your body. The therapist may change various settings on the ultrasound unit to control the depth of penetration of the ultrasound waves or change the intensity of the ultrasound. Different settings are used in various stages of healing.

Your physical therapist may use ultrasound gel combined with a topical medication to help treat inflammation around soft tissue in the body. This process is called phonophoresis. While there is some evidence that ultrasound waves help deliver the medicated gel to the injured tissues, most published studies indicate that this treatment may be ineffective.

What Does Ultrasound Feel Like?

While you are receiving an ultrasound treatment, you will most likely not feel anything happening, except perhaps a slight warming sensation or tingling around the area being treated.

Common Injuries Treated with Ultrasound:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sprains and ligament injuries
  • Joint contracture or tightness

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Sterling Heights, MI 48034

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As a professional dancer, I’ve worked with quite a few physical therapists over the years, and I can honestly say that Dr. Ashesh is one of the absolute best! Dr. Ashesh created a plan that was unique to me and my physical therapy goals. It was very refreshing to see how much he listened to ensure that I wasn’t just healing to function at the level that a normal adult would need, but was healing so that I could do all physical elements required of me in the dance company that I’m in. If anything happens in the future I would 100% go back to Dr. Ashesh. For anyone in need of an amazing PT, I highly recommend him!

Laura Jakowenko

Dr. Ashesh was one of the better therapist I have seen over the years due to neck and lower back surgeries on retaining mobility. He works one on one the entire time you are there. He worked on stretching my muscles for several weeks to regain mobility and then strengthen the core muscles. He is very friendly with his clients and encourages everyone to keep working on home exercise program he assembles specifically for you. He will set a goal with you at the first session which the both of you will work towards. I find him very knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend Active Kare Physical Therapist for anyone in this area. Also recommended this place to several of my local Doctors in this area.

Dennis Marwede

This is the best place you can come for Physical Therapy. Usually at all other places, one therapist will handle multiple patients, the therapist will give you an exercise, move on to the next patient and come back to you after some time. Ashesh works alone and handles one patient during one appointment slot, so you have his undivided attention all the time. And especially now, you are isolated from other patients, so it is safe also. Ashesh is a wonderful therapist, I came last year for back pain - fully resolved, and came back this year because of a shoulder injury- I fully recommend this place for anyone considering PT. It is like having a personal physician directing the exercises

Rajeevan Kattil

Dr Ashesh is the best dr ever cared for me!! He’s hands on. Very skilled smart Dr & professional. Everyday I see improvements. He does work on not only the physical aspect of care but mental motivation & positive attitude as well. I tried different therapists but I canceled my appointments with them. He’s a hard working dr & cares about his patients. He’s soul goal is to make difference in patient’s life & see positive outcomes every time you see him. I recommend this Dr %100.

Nada Bounhiza

I went to Active Kare physical therapy today for my first appointment. The office is very spacious and very open. The doctor and his team are very friendly. Dr. Ashesh took care of me very well. He did a thorough evaluation and asked a lot of questions. He took his time and did not rush. We did a series of therapies and I felt really good after. I will continue to see Dr. Ashesh. 10 stars all around. Thank You!

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43200 Dequindre Road. Ste. 109

Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314

Phone: (248)432-1618

Email: info@activekarept.com

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We help people suffering from aches, and pains get more active and stay active using physical therapy treatment techniques. We are on Dequindre Road, north to 19 Mile Road/Square Lake Road in Sterling Heights.

We treat Orthopedic conditions and neurological disorders. We can help you get back to your everyday life after work-related injuries or motor vehicle accidents.

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