Real Time Ultra Sound

What is Real-Time Ultrasound?

Real-time ultrasound, also known as dynamic ultrasound imaging, involves the use of a handheld ultrasound probe that emits sound waves into the body. These sound waves create real-time images on a monitor, providing immediate visualisation of the targeted area. It allows physiotherapists to observe the muscle contraction, movement patterns, and anatomical structures as they happen, offering valuable insights into the patient’s condition.
Real Time Ultrasound

Applications of Real-Time Ultrasound in Physiotherapy

Real-time ultrasound has a wide range of applications in physiotherapy. Some of the key uses include:

  1. Muscle Activation and Control: Real-time ultrasound is used to assess and visualise muscle activation patterns and muscle control during specific movements. It helps physiotherapists identify any imbalances, weakness, or dysfunction in the targeted muscles and guide the development of appropriate exercise programs for muscle retraining and functional improvement.
  2. Biofeedback and Motor Learning: By providing visual feedback in real-time, ultrasound assists in enhancing motor learning and proprioception. Patients can see their muscle activation and adjust their movements accordingly, improving their ability to perform exercises correctly and efficiently.
  3. Rehabilitation of Pelvic Floor Muscles: Real-time ultrasound is particularly valuable in the assessment and rehabilitation of pelvic floor muscles. It allows for accurate visualisation and assessment of the muscles involved in pelvic floor dysfunction, such as incontinence or pelvic pain. Real-time ultrasound guidance helps patients learn proper pelvic floor muscle activation and coordination.
  4. Womens Health: Unfortunately up to 25 % of women actually strain and push their pelvic floor muscles instead of contracting them, and 30% of women have difficulty or can’t contract their pelvic floor muscles effectively. We Use Real – Time Ultrasound to diagnose and retrain you to use the correct muscle in a relax and effective way.
  5. Assessment of Soft Tissue Pathology: Real-time ultrasound aids in the diagnosis and monitoring of soft tissue pathologies, such as tendon injuries, muscle tears, or ligament sprains. It allows physiotherapists to visualise the affected structures, assess the extent of the injury, and track healing progress over time.

Choose Real-Time Ultrasound at Braybrook Physio

We utilise real-time ultrasound as part of our comprehensive physiotherapy services. Our highly trained physiotherapists specialise in real-time ultrasound imaging and its applications in musculoskeletal assessment and rehabilitation. When you choose our treatment, you can expect:

  • Expert Assessment and Treatment Planning: Our physiotherapists will conduct a thorough evaluation using real-time ultrasound to assess your specific condition and develop an individualised treatment plan tailored to your needs.
  • Precise Visualisation and Monitoring: With real-time ultrasound, we can provide accurate visualisation of your muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues, allowing us to monitor your progress throughout your rehabilitation journey.
  • Targeted Exercise Programs: Using real-time ultrasound, we can guide you in performing exercises and movements with proper muscle activation and control, enhancing the effectiveness of your rehabilitation program.
  • Enhanced Treatment Outcomes: By incorporating real-time ultrasound into your physiotherapy sessions, we aim to optimise your treatment outcomes, improve muscle function, and facilitate a faster recovery.

Schedule your real-time ultrasound session and discover how it can improve your physical strength. Take the first step towards optimal musculoskeletal health with our specialist.