We offer both Diagnostic Ultrasound Scanning and Real Time Ultrasound Scanning, which can be great tools in aiding diagnosis of soft tissue injuries and specific muscle exercises respectively.
Ultrasound Scanning allows us to image an injury, helping establish the severity of sprains or tears of tendons, ligaments and muscles. By scanning during the progress of an injury, we can accurately monitor healing and help determine when a return to exercise is safe.
Ultrasound Scanning can also be used in real time for muscle training, giving a patient instant visual feedback on when their muscles are working. This makes the training of specific muscles or muscle groups a lot easier, for example the Transversus Abdominus and other abdominal muscles. These are often weak in people who suffer from lower back pain and can be difficult to re-train. Real Time Ultrasound Scanning will show a patient when they are working the muscles that need re-training.