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The story about Sonic Relief’s birth is similar to many other stories. 

A need, a lightbulb moment and a solution.   

How it started - The Need

This is the story about a doctor and a chiropractor who were working together in a physical therapy clinic in Toronto Ontario in late 2002.  The doctors were administering ultrasound treatment to a patient and the patient asked if he could take the treatment machine home.  The patient didn’t have time to keep coming to the clinic (in this case 3 times per week) for his necessary treatments.  What’s more, the treatments were expensive.

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The Lightbulb Moment

The doctors began thinking that yes! Patients should be able to treat themselves at home with ultrasound.

They further thought about patient outcomes and that if the patients could treat their ailments with ultrasound more than a few times per week, (in fact more than once per day) that the patients would get better, faster!  The seed for Sonic Relief home use ultrasound therapy had been planted.

In designing the first home use therapeutic ultrasound device they solidified the cornerstones of Sonic Relief and these are still the most important features today. 

Then, as still holds true today, Sonic Relief home use ultrasound should be:


  • Portable - treat soft tissue injuries and conditions with ultrasound at home, use it when and where you want.

  • Affordable - cheaper than paying for office visits or professional units, saving time and money - not having to take time off work to get treatment, 

  • Safe - pre-set to be made safe for home use - and easy too!

  • Effective - has to work! And even better than going into the office - getting people back to work, back to life, back to health faster - and in their own home.

The doctors partnered with a major Ultrasound Gel manufacturer who helped to develop the signature Sonic Relief Medicated Ultrasound Gel to make portable home use ultrasound even more effective.  

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The Solution

After conducting Clinical Testing for effectiveness and safety, consulting with recognized and respected practitioners, and completing designs, Sonic Relief was released to the world. 

Today, Sonic Relief has been successfully providing pain relief for over 15 years! There are over a quarter of a million Sonic Relief users - some who still have the original Sonic Relief - all over the world.

I used the Sonic Relief for 5 minutes on each elbow on the first day x 2 sessions and for the first time in 6 months I had NO pain for the entire night!! I have now had 5 treatments over 3 days virtually no pain at all during the day and none at night. 

- Keith Corker, Perth, Western Australia

  • From Professional Athletes

  • To Weekend Warriors

  • From Gardeners

  • To Golfers


  • From Chronic Pain Sufferers 

  • To Acute Injuries 

  • And the pros! From Chiropractors, Physical and Massage Therapists, to Sports Therapists

To this day, Sonic Relief continues the tradition of caring about the outcome of Sonic Relief users and their injuries with quick and personal customer service.

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About Sonic Relief

Sonic Relief is Portable Pain Therapy

Sonic Relief is your personal therapeutic ultrasound device. It’s the same ultrasound technology used at your physical therapist's office designed and tested to be effective and safe for home use ultrasound therapy. It is lightweight, safe and portable. Its contoured handle allows for comfortable, easy application to all areas of the body. Use it at home, while travelling or at the office! 

The Sonic Relief unit has been demonstrated to be an effective therapeutic device for the treatment of multiple medical ailments. Sonic Relief emits ultrasound waves at a frequency of 1 million vibrations per second (1 MHz). Its pulsed wave technology with 10-minute shut-off makes Sonic Relief safe to use.

Sonic Relief has been scientifically and medically tested to relieve pain and promote healing. Sonic Relief is Chiropractor and Doctor recommended for patients who require ultrasound treatment for ailments. Sonic Relief comes with specially formulated Sonic Relief Ultrasound Gel which gives immediate topical relief while conducting the ultrasound waves deep into the affected tissues.

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Cost Effective and Convenient 

Sonic Relief delivers the same kind of pain relief and healing benefits as professional ultrasound treatment at the physical therapy office. When used in conjunction with other physical therapy regimens, users can reduce recurring physical therapy costs and decrease time travelling to inconvenient appointments. Your Sonic Relief unit may be covered by private insurance plans.

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