Therapeutic Ultrasound is used to treat injuries related to joints, muscle spasms and soft tissues. White it share shares the same name, this ultrasound is not the same as the type of ultrasound used diagnostically to screen the body internally. Therapeutic ultrasound creates small sound waves that vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves facilitate the body’s healing process and decrease scar tissue formation.
Certain therapeutic ultrasounds also create a heating effect to help relax the muscles or tightness in the body. This heat and the therapeutic sound waves help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level and speed up your road to recovery.