Ultrasound Therapy Machines are used to treat various muscle and tissue injuries commonly seen by physical therapists. Ultrasound machines have been used in the past in mostly diagnostic imaging applications. Over the past few decades medical science has found uses for ultrasound therapy at much higher intensities for therapeutic applications, including:
Improvement in Range of Motion and Movement
Cell Repair and Healing for Musculoskeletal Injuries
Shock Wave Lithotripsy
Ultrasound-enhanced Drug Delivery
Recommended Ultrasound Therapy Devices for Sale
We feature many of the best ultrasound therapy machines for sale. Our product line includes the top manufacturers and brands of ultrasound for physical therapy. We highly recommend the following products for anyone in need of a therapeutic ultrasound unit:
We also offer all the ultrasound therapy equipment and accessories compatible with our therapeutic ultrasound units. See below for more.
Shop Top Ultrasound Therapy Machine Brands
Our catalog includes the best complete ultrasound systems and accessories created by industry leaders like:
Chattanooga: Transport and Intellect
Current Solutions: Intensity and US PRO
Dynatronics: Dynatron Series
and Mettler Electronics: Sonicator Series
Types of Therapeutic Ultrasound Machines Available
There are many different options for therapeutic ultrasound machines. Before buying an ultrasound therapy device it is worth considering the applications and patients who will require treatment.
Smaller, more portable ultrasound devices are great for ongoing treatment in and outside of a clinic. A basic home ultrasound device is inexpensive and can be operated by anyone.
Professional Clinical Ultrasound Machines are more likely to be found in Physical Therapy Practices and Sports Medicine Clinics. These devices come with variety of intensity levels and sound head sizes.
Clinical Ultrasound Machines
Clinical Ultrasound Machines are designed for physical and sports therapy clinics focused on rehabbing injuries. These professional ultrasound machines are more powerful and can require a physical therapist to operate. These ultrasound therapy machines come in many different sizes and intensities(MHz).
Professional Ultrasound Units also allow for the use of multiple sizes and styles of ultrasound soundhead or applicator. Each size soundhead is intended for use of specific parts of the body. Smaller 1cm soundheads are great for hands and feet. Larger soundhead 5CM and 10cm applicators are meant for larger surface areas: torso, upper legs, arms etc.
The best clinical ultrasound therapy systems come with multiple soundheads or are at the least compatible with multiple applicators. Also, clinical ultrasound models usually offer a the option to upgrade into a combination therapy unit as well. The ability to apply both ultrasound therapy and e-stim from one device maginifes benefit in a clinic. Combo Units are usually less expensive than buying 2 separate devices.
Recommended Clinical / Professional Ultrasound Machines
Portable Ultrasound Therapy Machines are great if you need a therapeutic ultrasound device at home or on the road. Now a days, it's become more than affordable to have your own home ultrasound machine. We highly recommend the Current Solutions US Pro 2000 1mhz portable ultrasound therapy machine.
If you need to move your ultrasound therapy machine around the clinic more easily, checkout ultrasound machines with mobile carts. Another convenience of Ultrasound therapy carts is they usually come with drawers. Store your extra ultrasound gel or soundheads in drawers for easy access / safe keeping.
There are many reasons to consider purchasing a Combination Therapy Machine. Saving space and money is always a concern for any clinic or physical therapist. The great part about an E-Stim / Ultrasound Unit is the combination of 2 modalities in one portable treatment device.
Combining an E-Stim and Ultrasound Therapy Machine allows practitioners to use both modalities at the same time. More uses means more patients can be treated and increases billable hours for any clinic. The Chattanooga Intelect XT 4-Channel Electrotherapy System is a great example of a e-stim ultrasound combination unit. The Intelect XT offers the use of both ultrasound and electrical stimulation. Includes different-sized transducers to be used on any area of the body.
Ultrasound therapy is an innovative treatment, but there are quality devices that are also affordable. The Current Solutions US Pro 2000 ultrasound machine is a great example of a great device that fits in any budget. Small in size and rechargeable battery make it the perfect home ultrasound unit.
The SoundCare Plus Professional Ultrasound Unit is our most affordable clinical ultrasound therapy machine. SoundCare Plus Ultrasound unit is both a portable and effective tool for therapeutic ultrasound treatments. Comes with 2 soundheads and ultrasound gel so you can start using out of box. The 1cm soundhead is perfect for small surface areas on the body. The 5cm is more general use and meant for treating larger areas.
Our goal is to support as many physical therapists and medical professionals as possible. We do offer discounts to return customers, schools & universities, and other professionals. If you see an ultrasound machine for sale that you want, let us know. We’re happy to provide a quote and shipping estimate upon request. As a small business we do what we can to find a win win for our customers. Professional pricing discounts available upon request.
Ultrasound Therapy Machine Soundheads, Applicators, and Wands
Each ultrasound therapy machine has a soundhead applicator also called a transducer (which looks similar to a microphone). The Ultrasound Machine Applicator generates sound waves which penetrate soft tissues. These sound waves cause microscopic vibrations in the deep tissue molecules, which increases both heat and friction creating a warming effect. This warming effect is subtle and generally well tolerated by the patient, but offers many therapeutic benefits.
Soundhead applicators come in different sizes in order to be used for different areas of the body. Ultrasound devices like the Mettler 740 and 740X come standard with three different applicators: 1 cm2, 5 cm2, and 10 cm2.
Alternate or replacement soundheads / ultrasound applicators
Ultrasound Gel, Bottle Warmers, and more.
How Ultrasound Therapy Treatment Work for Injuries
Most people know that ultrasound machines can be used for imaging purposes. Therapeutic Ultrasound machines are different. The biggest difference between ultrasound imaging and therapeutic ultrasound is the frequency; with therapeutic ultrasound usually between 0.8MHz and 3.0MHz.
Most ultrasound devices come with the option to choose from 1 MHz or 3 MHz intensity levels:
1 MHz is good for surface injuries like sprains and strains. It does not penetrate as deeply as 3 MHz, which is better for deeper tissue areas like the low back.
3MHz Ultrasound Therapy Machines are more likely to be used at a clinic or physical therapy office. Higher intensity ultrasound waves penetrate deeper and allow for heating of larger tissues.
Additionally, most ultrasound machines come standard with continuous or pulsed modes to choose from. Pulsed wave mode during an ultrasound treatment is usually preferred when rehabbing an injury. Continuous wave mode is used for deeper tissue injuries.
Benefits of Ultrasound Therapy Devices
Ultrasound Therapy treatments provide multiple therapeutic benefits for people and animals alike. Heating and massaging injured muscles and tissues allows better blood flow and reduced swelling. Both are key to rehabbing injuries and aiding in recovery after surgery. Muscles and joints tend to tighten after trauma. This response is good for limiting additional damage but can hinder the natural healing process. Ultrasound waves help by penetrating deeper to heat tissue damage, reduce swelling, and ultimately pain relief.
The ability to heat and massage musculoskeletal damage helps in many ways, including:
Improved tissue relaxation and local blood flow (which helps reduce swelling and chronic inflammation)
Therapeutic ultrasound also decreases pain and aids in the breakdown of scar tissue.
An ultrasound therapy device treatment is non-invasive and well-tolerated across diverse patient populations. As an added benefit, limited side-effects relative to other popular medical treatments. Ultrasound therapy machines with adjustable modes available (continuous, pulsed) as well as MHz (1 MHz and 3 MHz). Choose from different sized soundhead applicators designed specifically for treating: