Ultrasound therapy Hampton Hill or therapeutic ultrasound is the use of sound waves to treat injuries with the basic principle of stimulating tissue beneath the skin’s surface with sound waves between 800,000 Hz and 2,000,000 Hz, which cannot be heard by humans.
The main effects of ultrasound are an increase in blood flow in the treated area, a decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling, and the softening of scar tissue from massage of muscle tendons and ligaments.
A coupling gel is applied to the treatment area where a hand held applicator will be placed. The applicator is moved in a circular motion over the pain region for the duration of the treatment. During the treatment the head of the ultrasound probe is kept in constant motion across the treatment area.