Therapeutic Ultrasound uses a stream of compression waves that form an ultrasonic beam that has a therapeutic, micro-massage effect on tissues.
This sonic beam is transferred to the tissues through a transducer and coupling fluid. The sound waves produce a deep heat and thereby helps reduce inflammation, muscle spasms and pain and increases the blood supply to the treated area.
It is often used for soft tissue injuries of the muscle, tendon, ligament and bursa. It also can break down scar tissue and adhesions. At the same time, it increases collagen order and circulation, as well as enzyme activity.