Real Time Ultrasound (RTU) is a non-invasive tool that uses high frequency sound waves that when applied to the skin (eg. over the abdominal or back muscles) produces images of the underlying tissues and muscles. These images are dynamic, which means you and your Physiotherapist can observe how your muscles move in ‘real-time’ and therefore gauge their ability to activate, as well as their strength and endurance.
Use of Real Time Ultrasound is a safe and highly effective technique in assessing and re-training muscles of the pelvic floor, abdominal and back, often referred to as your ‘core’ muscles. Conditions where RTU is invaluable include:
- Post caesarean section
- Continence issues
- Back pain
- Poor abdominal tone
- Post abdominal surgery/prostatectomy
At Enhance Physiotherapy, we strongly encourage all women to consult one of our physiotherapists post pregnancy/caesarean to assess and support return to normal pelvic floor and abdominal function after this major life event.
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