Real time Ultrasound

Real Time Ultrasound (RTUS) is a tool that is used to look at the muscles inside your body from the outside. We Use it as a diagnosing and retraining tool to help you get more insync with your body.

How does it work?
RTUS provides a moving image of your muscles, so our physios can assess which muscles should be working and whether you are activating them correctly.

By having immediate visual feedback, RTUS can be used as a training tool to help you identify and strengthen muscles, leading to a better understanding of how to activate them.

The problem with retraining core and pelvic floor muscles is that the contraction is much more subtle than most people realise. We don’t tend to feel the muscles in the same way as we do the big movement muscles on the outside of the body, which means that learning to turn them on can be a bit vague and confusing and that it is very easy to cheat. Using real time ultrasound as feedback when learning these contractions removes this ambiguity, allowing you to correctly activate your muscles more quickly and get back to doing the things that you love pain free.

What conditions can RTUS help to treat?

RTUS helps health professionals to see how your muscles are functioning so they can diagnose and treat conditions such as:

  • Acute or chronic lower back pain
  • Poor posture
  • Incontinence
  • Spinal and abdominal post-surgical rehabilitation, including c-sections
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sciatica
  • Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health
  • Pregnancy back pain
  • Pelvic instability
  • Hip pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain