Diagnostic Ultrasound

Chronic back pain can often been attributed to weakness of the deep stabilising muscles of the abdomen and low back.

The images provided by Real Time Ultrasound (RTU) of these muscles allows the physiotherapist to view the stabilising muscle contraction as it occurs and can provide an accurate assessment of the quality, timing and endurance of the contraction.

Since the patient can also view the image on the screen of the muscle actually contracting ultra sound imaging can be an effective method of teaching the correct exercise techniques.

Actually seeing the muscle as it contracts and feeling the sensation of correct contraction technique is a powerful form of bio feedback and can speed up the rehabilitation of these muscles.

Feel free to call us to discuss this further with our experienced therapists and to see if it is appropriate for you.