At South Perth Physiotherapy we offer Real Time Ultrasound assessment of the stabilising muscles of the lumbar spine and pelvis. These muscles are commonly referred to as your ‘core’ and include transverse abdominus (the deepest muscle in the abdominal group), multifidus (a lower back muscle) and the pelvic floor. Studies have shown that with lower back injuries or chronic lower back pain, the activation of transverse abdominus, multifidus and the pelvic floor may become inhibited. Without specific strengthening exercises to reactivate these muscles, recovery from injury may be poor and lead to the development of recurrent lower back pain.
So how do you book in for a real time ultrasound session?
No medical referral is required for a physiotherapist to assess and treat your pelvic floor or stabilising muscles of the lumbar spine with real time ultrasound. We recommend however, that you ensure you have a full bladder (drink 1-2L one hour prior to your appointment) if your pelvic floor is to be assessed.