Real Time Ultrasound Imaging
Real time ultrasound imaging (RTUI) assists in the objective and real time viewing of deep abdominal (transversus abdominus & obliques), pelvic floor, lower back (multifidis) and hip muscles to assess whether they are working appropriately to enable optimal movement strategies. It allows for both the Physiotherapist and patient to know whether you are using these muscles during any ‘core work’ that you maybe currently undertaking.
Research has demonstrated that retraining motor control (timing of muscle contractions and activation) of specific stabilizing muscles is the ultimate goal of any exercise program for maximal strength of ‘global’ muscles and healthy movement. The retraining of your core stabilising muscles enables optimal transfer of loads through the spine and pelvic girdle to other joints of your body allowing stability without compromising mobility, and creates dynamic movement with control – true performance enhancement.