Ultrasound uses low frequency sound waves to stimulate tissue healing. It can be used for heating effects in deep tissues as well as to break down adhesions and scar tissues particularly in tendons.
Ultrasound is used to stimulate healing of collagen. Soft tissues with a high collagen content will respond well to ultrasound treatment.
Common conditions treated with ultrasound include tendon injury, ligament injury and muscle injury.
Ultrasound will also stimulate circulation by increasing the blood supply to the injured area, helping to maximise the healing process.