Therapeutic Ultrasound, not to be confused with diagnostic ultrasound that allows us to see images, is a method of stimulating tissue beneath the skin's surface using sound waves. It is a very high frequency massage that can penetrate up to 5" below the surface of your skin. The sound waves are of a very high frequency, typically between 800,000Hz and 2,000,000Hz. The sound can not be heard by humans or animals. This very high frequency sound affects very small molecules in the cells in your body and actually causes them to move. It is this movement that creates the massage or heating of the injured tissues
The heating and massaging effects of Therapeutic Ultrasound increase blood flow in the treated area which speeds the healing process, reduce swelling and edema which are the main sources of pain and gently massages the muscles, tendons and/or ligaments in the treated area. This enhances the recovery rate of damaged tissue without adding strain, and softens any scar tissue that can develop in an injured area.