Using the same non-invasive imaging technology used during pregnancy and diagnostic testing, real time ultrasound (RTUS) therapy shows you how your muscles are contracting as you move and perform exercises.
Real-time images are displayed on a screen enabling your physiotherapist to show you the different layers of muscles as they contract and relax, and measure their timing, strength and endurance.
The goal is to master the correct muscle activation with RTUS, then continue the same exercises and muscle actions throughout your rehabilitation program.
RTUS physiotherapy can be used for any muscle retraining, helping common conditions such as
- low back pain caused by core musculature weakness or timing issues
- pelvic floor dysfunction caused by prostate treatment, pregnancy, weight gain, age or uknown
- poor rotator cuff muscle programming of the shoulder
- inadequate function of the gluteal muscles causing hip or low back pain
The pelvic floor are a group of muscles that form the base of the pelvis and work to maintain continence, provide stability in the lumbar spine and pelvis, and play an important role in sexual function. During pregnancy there is increased pressure on the pelvic floor muscles and this can lead to dysfunction of these muscles.
Research shows that 60-70% of incontinence cases can be cured or better managed
Post natal physio services are provided by womens health physiotherapists who have a particular interest in the musculoskeletal issues affecting women and specific training in pelvic floor rehabilitation. Weakness in the pelvic floor muscles can be treated and cured with physiotherapist-directed training offered through our specialised clinical physiotherapy classes at Q Pilates.
Read more about pre and post natal physio available in our Cairns clinic.