Osteopathic Real Time Ultrasound
Real Time Ultrasound Imaging (RTUS) may be used to assist in diagnosing muscular injuries such as shoulder impingement, vascular risk such as carotid artery stenosis and facilitate visually core stability exercise programs.
Training and Rehabilitation
Research show that many patients use the external abdominal muscles while the deep core (transverses abdominals, lumbar multifidus, the diaphragm and the pelvic floor) muscles are not used efficiently or correctly. These muscles protect and guide the spine.
Osteopaths will now be able to ensure patients are undertaking core stability exercises correctly by monitoring the muscle action through ultrasound imaging. Both the patient and the practitioner can view the lumbo-pelvic ‘core’ muscles contracting in real time.
With your practitioner’s help, training of core stability will enhance your recovery.
Ultrasound sessions will be singular appointments at standard fees or included as part of your re-examination visit.
Your practitioner will advise if and when an appointment is required