Physiotherapy research into the factors with recurrent low back pain have shown that dysfunction of the lumbar spine stabilising muscles Transversus Abdominis and Multifidus, occurs following any episode of low back pain. Recovery is not automatic in many cases, increasing the risk of future low back pain.
Real Time Ultrasound assessment of these deep muscle groups has been a breakthrough in the assessment and retaining of the correct muscle action of the stabilising muscles. This leads to a more complete recovery of a low back pain episode, and reducing the risk of re-injuring the lower back.
Real Time Ultrasound provides the physiotherapist and client with live visual feedback of the function of the postural muscles. The feedback enables the physiotherapist to check if the exercises have the desired effect and improves the client’s ability to:
- Learn to control the muscle activity of their stabilising muscles
- Improves their proprioception (position / movement sensation)
- Speeds up the motor learning process involved in retraining the muscles
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