Our physiotherapists are trained in the use of Real-Time Ultrasound (RTUS) and are able to provide an alternative dimension to your diagnosis and rehabilitation options.
Utilising the latest portable machines our physiotherapists are able to assess your condition more accurately and use it to provide effective real-time feedback during your rehabilitation exercises as well. This reduces the need for costly external radiology consultations. Brunswick Physiotherapy does not charge extra for RTUS and is provided when indicated in combination with physiotherapy.
Similar to where pregnant women ensure the health and growth of the unborn baby, by using ultrasound, the same can be done to check if the deep core muscles are functioning properly. RTUS gives you an idea how well these deep core muscles are working on a video screen.
Using high frequency soundwaves, it provides us with the unique ability to see beneath the skin to view muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other tissues and assess their integrity instantly. As the images appear on the screen immediately we can also see how muscles are activating and how tissues moves when you move. This allows us to correct dysfunctions that cause pain.
RTUS allows us to see the deep abdominal and lumbar muscles known as the core stabilizing muscles. These muscles provide support to the spine and experiencing back pain, poor posture, surgery or pregnancy can result in a loss of control of these muscles. Clients who suffer from low back pain often don’t contract these muscles well and use others to compensate. Using video feedback, the patient can visualise which muscles they need to “switch on” and which ones to “switch off”.
RTUS is very important for our physiotherapists as it enables them to prescribe a more tailored exercise program for you. This individualised program ensures quicker improvements and better results.
With the ability to see beneath your skin our physiotherapists can teach you to activate the right muscles to correct dysfunction and achieve normal movement.
Our trained physiotherapists have the unique ability to utilize RTUS to assist in the diagnosis of muscle strains, tendinopathies, ligament tears and other associated soft tissue injuries.
If you would like more information on this service, don’t hesitate to contact us.