Real-time ultrasound is used extensively to provide safe, cost-effective, and available means of examining various body tissues and organs. Physiotherapists have used therapeutic ultrasound for long enough to aid repair soft tissue injuries. Recently, they are now branching into real-time ultrasound for spinal physiotherapy due to the following benefits.
It is Beneficial for Muscle Retraining
Real-time ultrasound physiotherapy is an effective treatment for lower back pain. The best way to activate correct t spinal muscle stability is by seeing them work in an ultrasound scan as you perform the exercises. Nothing seems motivating as watching a video picture of your muscles working; it enables you to match up what you feel and what is happening in your body at that particular moment.
Using the real-time ultrasound allows you to watch your spinal muscles contract, relax, additionally, you can determine the relaxation size and time interval. Under the guidance of your physiotherapist, you can do the ultrasound retraining; you learn how to correctly contract your core muscles even at home, which will quickly ease your back pain.
Biofeedback is useful to both the patient and physiotherapists, for the patient, it is a teaching tool where you learn what is required and how to perform it, to improve your spinal outcomes. During your regular therapy sessions, you learn various hands-on exercises to manage pain, improve circulation, by retraining your body to regain mobility. Biofeedback helps you to determine whether you are performing the tasks well. If you are doing it in the wrong way, you make adjustments until biofeedback shows that you have mastered the activities correctly.
To the physiotherapist, the real-time ultrasound provides visual feedback indicating muscle changes, and motor activation movements, and also helps to determine the performance of the deep spinal stabilizing muscles. It also facilitates a dynamic examination of spinal structures while interacting with you during the treatment process.
It can be used with the Patient in any Position
During activity-based therapy, there is a lot of muscle movement to promote strength training and neuroplasticity for the recovery of spinal cord injuries. The real-time ultrasound is put in any position to allow for patient movement and assessment of muscle functioning in various areas while you are lying or while standing.
Its safety and simplicity make it appealing for spinal physiotherapy, especially in the image-guided diagnostic injection. It is crucial to administer the infusion precisely into the suspected area of pain, real-time ultrasound is, therefore, necessary.
It is Necessary for Newborns and Infants
Ultrasound of the spine is required for infants in the detection of birth injury like post-traumatic leakage of cerebrospinal fluid. It is also useful in the evaluation of suspected defects like syrimgomyelia, cord tethering, hydromyelia, and diastematomyelia. Other benefits in newborns include post-operative assessment and visualization of fluids with blood products within the spinal canal.
The ultrasound imaging method has no radiation exposure; it is simple to administer, non-invasive and provides improved soft tissue imaging. Call 9144-1510 now to schedule an appointment with one of our physiotherapists.