Therapeutic ultrasound complements a comprehensive physical rehabilitation program. It is a painless and quite comfortable procedure. Because of the animals fur, the area treated will need to be shaved so the sound waves will be able to reach the target tissues.
Ultrasound uses sound waves in the tissues to speed up the healing process by increasing blood flow in the treated area. It is also used for reducing pain and swelling commonly associated with injury, and is an effective treatment for reducing the pain of arthritis. Other benefits include softening scar tissue, and heating up the tissues in order to obtain a more effective stretch of muscles and tendons.