Therapeutic ultrasound can provide multiple benefits to patients. The ultrasound head emits sound waves at a frequency higher than detectable to the human ear, and these sound waves cause vibrations in the tissues. The sound waves create a heat that is able to penetrate much deeper than a heat pack. The deep heat is able to relax tense or strained muscles beneath your superficial tissues. Also, the ultrasound aids in tissue healing, as the deep heat is believed to stimulate the metabolic process in soft tissue cells. Ultrasound also promotes blood flow to the area, which brings more healing fluid to the cells which are then able to absorb the healing components more readily. Ultrasound is capable of prevention further scar tissue deposition in the area, as well as reducing pain by decreasing muscular tension and allowing your practitioner to mobilize the area with greater ease.