Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging is a reliable, noninvasive tool used to help assess musculoskeletal conditions and educate patients on how to train muscles whose anatomical orientation and function makes them difficult to observe. Also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, ultrasound imaging involves the use of high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body. Because this tool is very safe, it is the preferred imaging modality for the monitoring of pregnant women and their unborn infants.
Ultrasound provides visual feedback on muscle function and muscle motor control to help the physical therapist assess and treat musculoskeletal conditions such as:
Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging provides patients with unprecedented biofeedback on muscle function and muscle motor control. A unique education tool, ultrasound helps patients learn how to control muscle contractions by allowing them to observe images of their muscles in real time. Ultraound can help patients improve their motor control of muscles such as:
The most common clinical use of rehabilitative ultrasound is to image the abdominal muscles. In this ultrasound image, the deep abdominal muscle transversus abdominis is contracted with some overflow to internal oblique muscle:
Real-time ultrasound can help assess and treat conditions that include:
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