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Ultrasound physiotherapy

Medical information reviewed by: GEORGIANA TACHE, MD, Medical rehabilitation doctor

Ultrasound physiotherapy

Ultrasound physiotherapy is a way of treatment that has been used by physiotherapists since the 1940s. Ultrasound therapy is performed with a device with a special conductive gel placed directly on the skin. Ultrasound accelerates the healing process of tissues, helps to relax tissues and warm tissues, and improves blood flow and healing scars.
Centrokinetic has a very performant physiotherapy equipment, by Zimmer, Soleo series.
Clinica Centrokinetic aparatura fizioterapie ultrasunete

How can ultrasound therapy help you?

Ultrasound therapy reduces local edema and chronic inflammatory processes, as well as, according to recent studies, promotes better healing of bone fractures. The intensity during therapy can be adjusted according to the desired effect. Increased intensity is usually used in cases where the goal is to heal tissue scars.

Ultrasound can also be used to achieve the effect of phonophoresis. This is a non-invasive method of administering drugs to the subcutaneous tissue, representing an improved method of administering drugs, being useful especially in patients who are afraid of conventional injections. With the help of this technique, the ultrasonic energy forces the penetration of the medication through the skin. Cortisone used to reduce inflammation, is one of the most common substances administered in this way.

The most common pathologies treated with ultrasound are soft tissue lesions such as tendonitis, chronic joint inflammatory processes, and muscle spasms. Most muscle and ligament injuries can benefit from the application of therapeutic ultrasound.

Cum te poate ajuta terapia cu ultrasunete Cele mai frecvente patologii tratate prin fizioterapia cu ultrasunete

Treatment dosage

A typical ultrasound treatment will not take more than 3-5 minutes. In cases where the healing of tissue scars is desired, the treatment may take a longer period. During the session, the ultrasonic sample will move continuously. Thus, the patient will not feel any form of discomfort. Other pathologies that can be cured with ultrasound include tendonitis, chronic joint inflammatory processes, and muscle spasms.


Ultrasound waves are generated by the piezoelectric effect that originates from the crystal vibration inside the head of the ultrasonic sample. Ultrasound waves penetrate the skin into tissues, where they cause small local vibrations, especially in tissues that contain collagen. Continuous vibrations will cause a profound thermal effect, but the patient will not feel this heat. Thermal effects can cause an improvement in the extensibility of ligaments, tendons, and the joint capsule. In situations where a thermal effect is not desired, such as in recent lesions involving acute inflammatory processes, ultrasound waves can be transmitted pulsatingly and not continuously. 

How does ultrasound work?

The most common pathologies that can be treated with ultrasound

  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle stretches and ruptures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sprains and ligament injuries
  • Joint stiffness

When should we avoid ultrasound therapy?

Contraindications to ultrasound physiotherapy include local malignancies, metal implants located in the area where the ultrasound is applied except those made of metal, active infections, vascular abnormalities, and direct application to the abdomen in pregnant women. It is also contraindicated to apply ultrasound directly to the growth cartilage, to the areas where laminectomies have been performed, or to the eyes, scalp, or testicles. When used by trained professionals, such as accredited physiotherapists, ultrasound therapy should not normally cause side effects.

Centrokinetic has a very experienced team in the field of physiotherapy, specialized in sports traumatology, accredited in Tecar therapy, dynamic taping, massage, Graston technique, Kinesio Tape, ERGON, flossing band.

Our team has worked with countless performance athletes, helping them to return to the sport that consecrated them, being highly appreciated by the Romanian national rugby team, the CSA Steaua Bucharest rugby team, the athletes from Absoluto, the Romanian Federation of Fights, but also by many others.

Our team has worked with countless performance athletes, helping them to return to the sport that consecrated them, being highly appreciated by the Romanian national rugby team, the CSA Steaua Bucharest rugby team, the athletes from Absoluto, the Romanian Federation of Fights, but also by many others.

Info: Centrokinetic doesn't work with The National Insurance House, so we don't receive referral tickets. 



YOU CAN MAKE AN APPOINTMENT HERE for a medical examination or an evaluation, in order to start your treatment and rehabilitation program.

Centrokinetic is the place where you will find clear answers and solutions for your motricity problems. The clinic is dedicated to osteoarticular diseases and is divided into the following specialized departments:

  • Orthopedics , a department composed of an extremely experienced team of orthopedic doctors, led by Dr. Andrei Ioan Bogdan, primary care physician in orthopedics-traumatology, with surgical activity at Medlife Orthopedic Hospital, specialized in sports traumatology and ankle and foot surgery. .
  • Pediatric orthopedics , where children's sports conditions are treated (ligament and meniscus injuries), spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis, hyperlordosis) and those of the feet (hallux valgus, hallux rigidus, equine larynx, flat valgus, hollow foot).
  • Neurology , which has an ultra-performing department, where consultations, electroencephalograms (EEG) and electromyography (EMG) are performed. 
  • Medical recovery  for adults and  children , department specialized in the recovery of performance athletes, in spinal disorders, in the recovery of children with neurological and traumatic diseases. Our experience is extremely rich, treating over 5000 performance athletes.
  • Medical imaging , the clinic being equipped with ultrasound and MRI, high-performance devices dedicated to musculoskeletal disorders, and complemented by an experienced team of radiologists: Dr. Sorin Ghiea and Dr. Cosmin Pantu, specialized in musculoskeletal imaging.

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Prices

You can find here a detailed list of the prices of individual services. But any correct recovery process is based on a mixed plan of therapies and procedures, customized according to the condition, stage of the condition, patient profile, and other objective medical factors. As a result, in order to configure a treatment plan, with the therapies involved and the prices related to the plan, please make an appointment here for an initial consultation.

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