Ultrasound Treatment

Therapeutic ultrasound applies high frequency sound waves to an involved tissue to elicit either a thermal (warming) or non-thermal (tissue stimulating) treatment. Continuous or thermal ultrasound provides a constant sound wave causing the local area to warm and cellular activity to increase. Pulsed or non-thermal ultrasound works to stimulate cellular activity to provide enhanced healing without eliciting a warming effect. The parameters are adjusted depending on the depth of tissue being treated. This therapeutic ultrasound is not to be mistaken with diagnostic ultrasound used during pregnancy or any other diagnostic imaging.