Are There Any Side Effects With Ultrasound Therapy?

There have not been any documented adverse effects attributable to the use of therapeutic ultrasound. Ultrasound has been used in the medical community for more than 60 years! Unlike painkillers and other drug treatments, ultrasound therapy has not been shown to interact with systemic medications and has not demonstrated habit-forming behaviour.

We recommend that people with pacemakers and other electronic implants do not use ultrasound for obvious reasons. Ultrasound should not be performed directly over replacement joints, metal implants or on the face, skull and throat.

View a list of all standard contraindications.