This technique uses ultrasonic sound waves. They can be used in two different ways.
Continuous ultrasound waves
Continuous ultrasound waves regenerate heat or thermal effects through the friction of the waves with the cells. This type of ultrasound can be used to treat arthrosis or to heat up painful muscles. Continuous ultrasound can also be used as a warm-up of the muscles before doing some stretching exercises.
Pulsed ultrasound waves
When the waves are interrupted, there is less friction with the cells. By this means there is hardly any development of heat. Yet, the cells still get waves through them as a result of which they are stimulated to work. Depending on the type of cell the activation will be different: fractures and tendon injuries will heal faster, swelling and pain will be reduced more quickly.