Ultrasound therapy is the use of sound waves to treat medical problems, especially musculoskeletal problems like inflammation from injuries (sprains, tendinitis, bursitis). It has been a popular therapy for decades, its use so widespread that it almost defines physical therapy.
Ultrasound therapy, when it comes to physical therapy, is completely different from diagnostic ultrasound. That type of application is used to see how an unborn child is doing during pregnancy.
This type of therapy helps with tissue healing. It is also effective when it comes to treating pain. Ultrasound therapy vibrates tissue and actually heats the muscle tissue, which assists with blood flow and increased elasticity.