Physiological Effect

Sound waves create vibrations in the molecules of muscle fibers to increase blood flow to the area and reduce pain.


Small soft tissue injuries such as:


**Ultrasound can be used on acute injuries as long as the pulse output is used.


Apply ultrasound gel generously to affected area.

Move the ultrasound wand in slow circular motions over the area with a maximum diameter of 2 inches

1 MHz- deep treatment area 2 MHz- moderate depth

3 MHz- superficial treatment area

Time intervals

5 minutes

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