Real Time Ultrasound or RTUS allows the clinician to view muscles and other tissues at rest and as they contract.
This has been used for a number of years now as a form of bio-feedback to assess and assist muscle timing, activation and co-ordination. We can view different layers of muscle, muscle contusions/ strains, tendons, ligaments and some aspects of the joints.
RTUS can be used for any muscle retraining however particularly for pelvic floor retraining, abdominal and trunk muscle contractions. We can take objective measures with RTUS which can also help you “find” muscles which you may be having difficulty activating.
What conditions benefit from RTUS?
- Urinary incontinence and pelvic floor problems
- Sacro-iliac and low back pain
- Hip and shoulder conditions
- Knee rehabilitation
- Many other muscle- tendon disorders