22 May 2015 Sustained acoustic medicine: a novel long duration approach to biomodulation utilizing low intensity therapeutic ultrasound
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Therapeutic ultrasound is an established technique for biomodulation used by physical therapists. Typically it is used to deliver energy locally for the purpose of altering tissue plasticity and increasing local circulation. Access to ultrasound therapy has been limited by equipment and logistic requirements, which has reduced the overall efficacy of the therapy. Ultrasound miniaturization allows for development of portable, wearable, self-applied ultrasound devices that sidestep these limitations. Additionally, research has shown that the timescale of acoustic stimulation matters, and directly affects the quality of result. This paper describes a novel, long duration approach to therapeutic ultrasound and reviews the current data available for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
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Matthew D. Langer, George K. Lewis, "Sustained acoustic medicine: a novel long duration approach to biomodulation utilizing low intensity therapeutic ultrasound", Proc. SPIE 9467, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VII, 94670I (22 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178213; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2178213
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