Joy, our Border Collie puppy, injured her left rib cage, resulting in a large hematoma behind her front leg. Her primary veterinarian, Dr. Betsy Gray placed a drain in the area and then as healing began to take place, I took her to Mountainside Veterinary Rehabilitation. Dr. Carlson began Integrative Medicine involving acupuncture, chiropractic and stretching exercises to assist Joy in her healing so that the injury would not inhibit her ability to fully extend and utilize her left leg. Joy is now in herding training and is fully healed with no evidence of her previous injury.
Therapeutic ultrasound helps the body in healing itself. The sound waves create microscopic air bubbles that stimulate cell membranes and promote healing via micromassage of fluids and tissue. This increases cell/vascular wall permeability, heats tissues (if needed), increases circulation, increases collagen extensibility, increases the metabolic rate, decreases edema, decreases inflammation, decreases muscle spasm, decreases scar tissue, relaxes muscles, changes nerve conduction velocity and can help/remind tissues to heal.