Our physiotherapists use a machine called a “Real-Time Ultrasound” which gives you a picture of your muscles so you can watch them working in real-time, just like the ultrasound machine used to see an unborn baby. This is the best machine available to assist you with learning how to switch on your core muscles and pelvic-floor.

The real-time physiotherapy ultrasound is at the forefront of medical technology. It really is the best way to see what’s happening internally.  At Viva, we use it specifically for those who have had back pain, after pregnancy and for those who are going to start Pilates classes.

The way it works is simple: first, we teach you how to contract your stomach or pelvic floor muscles efficiently and effectively. Then we have a look with the ultrasound to see exactly what’s happening on the inside.

Benefits of using the real-time ultrasound are:

  • Research has shown it can improve how specific your core exercises can be.
  • It gives you “biofeedback” which means you can lean at the same time as seeing it on the screen.
  • Some people who have had injuries and back pain find it difficult to feel their core muscles properly.  The real-time ultrasound is a great tool to help with this recovery.

When you see one of our physios for a real-time ultrasound appointment, we will take the time to educate you about the anatomy of the core muscles. Most importantly however, we will show how using these muscles will optimise your recovery, getting you back to sport or even just life as quickly as possible.

If you are interested in experiencing the real-time physiotherapy ultrasound for your injury or recovery, please don’t hesitate to contact us, or you can book an appointment online.

If you are interested in seeing a medical specialist about your back injury, Mr. Justin Hunt, orthopaedic surgeon is a very well regarded consultant with experience in North America and Europe. He can be found in Erin Street Richmond, Epworth Hospital Richmond, Knox Private Hospital & St. John of God in Berwick.

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