Annie is our 16 year old rescue Border Collie. She was a ranch dog and had a very hard life prior to her coming to live with us resulting in much body pain and stiffness. Dr. Carlson and Mountainside Veterinary Rehabilitation have provided her with significant pain relief using massage therapy and acupuncture as well as some chiropractic treatments. Dr. Carlson’s knowledge of this Integrative approach and her quiet and calmness with Annie has been such a positive experience for all of us. Annie now lives a happy life with ongoing support through the exercises Dr. Carlson has taught us to support her aging body.
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.