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Applications of ultrasound for therapeutic purposes have been an accepted and beneficial use of ultrasonic biological effects for many years. For therapy, ultrasound can induce effects not only through heating, but also through nonthermal mechanisms including ultrasonic cavitation, mechanical stress or other undetermined nonthermal processes.
Therapeutic ultrasound is different from diagnostic ultrasound which can scan and screen our internal organs. It is using different wave forms.
Low power ultrasound has been widely applied since the 1950s for physical therapy in conditions such as tendinitis or bursitis. Ultrasound therapy is used in our office successfully to help break up the adhesion caused by muscle spasm and myofascitis.