Everything you want to know about ultrasound therapy
Ultrasound Therapy FAQs and Answers
What happens during an ultrasound therapy session?
You are clothed as much as possible during your interferential therapy session. Your provider will ask you to lie on your stomach or back on a therapy table. Depending on the area being treated, you may be asked to sit upright, offered a gown, or be in a private therapy room for the treatment.
Your provider will then apply a gel to either your skin or the transducer head. This helps the sound waves penetrate the skin evenly. The therapist will then continually move the transducer head around and over the area being treated.
An ultrasound therapy session is eight to ten minutes.
What is the cost of an ultrasound therapy treatment?
Loehr Health Center’s clinical team takes a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to managing and treating health disorders. Ultrasound therapy is usually part of an individualized treatment plan that includes spinal adjustments with a chiropractor and a personalized rehabilitation plan with recommended exercises. The cost of ultrasound therapy per treatment is $30.
What are the side effects of ultrasound therapy?
Ultrasound therapy is a non-invasive treatment with minimal side effects. Patients report a warm feeling during the treatment. You should not feel discomfort during the treatment.
While very unlikely, one potential risk of therapeutic ultrasound is that the rapid pressure changes during cavitation could cause a “microplosion” and damage cellular activity. This is very rare and unlikely to occur in most uses. While safe for treating certain conditions, therapeutic ultrasound is not recommended to use over
- Open wounds, lesions, or healing fractures
- Any plastic implants
- The abdomen, low back, or pelvic regions in women who are menstruating or pregnant
- Around breast, eyes, or sexual organs
- Near areas with malignant tumors
- Areas with impaired sensations to blood flow
Ultrasound therapy should not be used near a pacemaker. Notify your provider immediately if you feel any discomfort during a therapeutic ultrasound treatment.
Is ultrasound therapy covered by insurance?
Therapeutic ultrasound is not covered by insurance.
For many other services at our office, we are in-network with various insurance companies. We will run your insurance benefits prior to your first appointment so that you know what is covered before receiving treatment.
How many ultrasound therapy treatments are required to resolve my condition?
The type of and frequency of treatments that are recommended to you’re you achieve your health goals depends on the severity of your condition and pain level.
Your doctor will complete an exam and discuss any recommended diagnostic or lab tests needed with you at your first appointment. At your Report of Findings appointment (usually the second appointment), your doctor will review the results of your exam and any tests like x-rays, MRIs, and/or lab work.
At that time, your doctor will review their recommended treatments, the frequency of care, and the action plan.
What is your cancellation policy?
Loehr Health Center is committed to providing all of our patients with exceptional care. When a patient cancels without giving enough notice, they prevent another patient from being seen. Please call us at 417-887-8075, 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment to notify us of any changes or cancellations. If prior notification is not given, you will be charged for the missed appointment.