Therapeutic ultrasound is a medical intervention that uses high frequency sound waves that work two dimensionally to form an image. Ultrasound is non-invasive technique used for the measurement of internal body structures and the detection of any abnormalities occurring in the body. They’re commonly used in the imaging of a foetus during pregnancy, however also accommodate for a vast majority of soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries. These soft tissue/musculoskeletal injuries may include:

  1. Shoulder Rotator Cuff
  2. Shoulder Bursitis
  3. Muscle/tendon tears
  4. Lateral epicondylitis
  5. Osteoarthritis of the knee
  6. Low back pain

Ultrasounds are a great source of identifying injuries that are occurring internally, and provide chiropractors with an appropriate diagnosis that they can structure the appointment around.  The ultrasound itself involves a transducer and a gel being placed over the skin of the involved area and an image being processed onto a computer for analysis. Ultrasound has been used for over 20 years and has an excellent safety record. The device itself doesn’t expose the patient to many risks based on using non-ionising radiation, with only some risks being found due to prolonged exposure of the ultrasound to the skin surface. Due to the exposure time, tissues may endure some biological effects from being exposed to the energy of the ultrasound for too long.

Benefits of using an ultrasound:

  1. Painless
  2. Non-invasive
  3. No exposure to ionising radiation
  4. Help doctor diagnose patient’s condition


At Lakeside Chiropractic located central to Perth’s northern suburbs, at 3/45 Central Walk, Joondalup. We refer patients to Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and Intervention in Madeley at an inexpensive rate of $75 per region the ultrasound is applied too. We have visitors from many surrounding suburbs such as: Kinross, Tapping, Heathridge, Edgewater, Kingsley, Sinagra, Wanneroo, Carramar, Butler and Ocean Reef. With onsite HICAPS facilities for all major health insurance providers and we are a Medibank preferred practitioner. To see if you require a ultrasound scan or to discuss an queries feel free to contact Lakeside Chiropractic 9300 0095 or visit our website www.lakesidechiro.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you shortly.

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