Ultrasound is a pain free, comfortable and relaxing treatment for the patient. If required it will be incorporated into your treatment session at no extra cost. This ultrasound treatment is not the same as for pregnancy or medical scans and does not produce an image. Sports injury based ultrasound works by transmitting pain free sound waves through the tissues to reduce inflammation, helps to speed up the process of recovery and healing, encourages faster growth of the repair tissue and helps to break down scar tissue caused by injury and operations. Contraindications for ultrasound include pregnancy, tumours, vascular abnormalities, over sensitive tissues, pacemakers and any acute conditions. It is a good modality to use in the case of tendonitis related problems and is generally used in conjunction with massage where an injury has occurred. Please advise if you have a pacemaker or any steel implants.