PT Inquest Episode 149: Ultrasound Works Sorta Kinda

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Therapeutic ultrasound has been relegated to the physical therapy trash heap as “ultraplacebo”. But is there an application where it might work? What can we learn about other physical therapy interventions from research on ultrasound?

Effect of low-intensity long-duration ultrasound on the symptomatic relief of knee osteoarthritis: a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind study.
Draper DO, Klyve D, Ortiz R, Best TM.
J Orthop Surg Res. 2018 Oct 16;13(1):257. doi: 10.1186/s13018-018-0965-0.

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Produced by:
Matt Hunter

Music for PT Inquest:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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