Physiotherapists in Australia may use a diagnostic Ultrasound machine to look at your deep core muscles. This is referred to as ‘Real Time Ultrasound’ (RTUS). Some Women’s Health Physiotherapists (that includes me) may use the RTUS on your second or third visit to help you visualise your pelvic floor muscles (PFM). We use this as a biofeedback tool to help you co- ordinate the contraction inside your pelvis with what is happening on the screen.
If you right click on the link below it will take you to You tube and you will see me demonstrating how your core muscles can be seen.
Introduction to real time ultrasound
At Sports focus physiotherapy many of our physiotherapists are trained to use RTUS and do so in the rehab of patients recovering from a low back pain.