New York State Medical Treatment Guidelines for
Therapeutic Ultrasound for shoulder injury With or
Without Electrical Stimulation in workers compensation patients
The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Therapeutic Ultrasound With or Without Electrical Stimulation.
These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders. The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.
Therapeutic Ultrasound With or Without Electrical Stimulation for Shoulder Injury
Using sonic generators to produce acoustic energy for therapeutic thermal and/or non-thermal soft tissue treatment, therapeutic ultrasound can be used with or without electric stimulation. Scar tissue, adhesions, collagen fibres, and muscle spasm are indications, as are the need to expand muscle tissue or quicken the healing of soft tissues.
- Duration of effect: six to fifteen sessions.
- Frequency: three times/week.
- Maximum time frame: for at least four weeks in cases of adherent capsulitis. Refer to Adhesive Capsulitis in Section D.2.
What our office can do if you have workers compensation injuries
We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.
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