USG Diagnostic Imaging in Southampton

PhysioCraft is offering ultrasound diagnostic imaging in Southampton to aid the diagnose of variety musculo-skeletal problems.

Ultrasound diagnostic imaging in Southampton​

PhysioCraft is offering ultrasound diagnostic imaging in Southampton to aid the diagnose of variety musculo-skeletal problems. Traditionally, the use of diagnostic ultrasound was limited to radiologists only. But in recent years, diagnostic ultrasound imaging has expanded outside this area into other health departments like physiotherapy, emergency medicine, and anesthesiology.

Diagnostic ultrasound in physiotherapy is used to assess muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and bones to measure the dimensions of these structures and observe their pathologies or particular participation in certain movement.

At Physiocraft, we use ultrasound diagnostic imaging to provide visual biofeedback to the patients so they may observe the results of their efforts while performing prescribed exercises.
For example, patients with shoulder impingement syndrome can see in live if during certain exercise or movement the head of humerus is rubbing on the acromion.
Ultrasound is a tool to assess the activation of specific muscles in various conditions such as abdominal muscles after pregnancy or gluteal muscles in hip joint pain. This is beneficial because, in certain painful conditions, some stabilizer muscles become inactive which create muscle imbalance. Assessment and training of these inactive or inhibited muscles help relieve the patient’s pain.

We also use diagnostic ultrasound imaging together with other physiotherapy methods like neuro-modulation and electric dry needling. Under the guidance of ultrasound imaging, there are more chances of targeting precise structures for better outcomes.
Diagnostic ultrasound imaging also helps us in periarticular interventions like intra-articular injections or arthrocentesis when high precision is required to point directly into painful structure.

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Diagnostic ultrasound

Diagnostic ultrasound is a simple process of a few minutes (10-30 minutes max) in which a small handheld device called transducer is pressed against the area to be studied and moved accordingly. This transducer sends sound waves into your body and collects the ones that bounce back to produce images by sending them to the computer. A gel is applied between transducer and body area to prevent air pockets that can block sound waves. The process is risk-free, but some people can feel minor irritation. It is a harmless process however it should be avoided in case of active infections and implantable devices like cardiac pacemakers.

At Physiocraft, when needed, we assess the patient thoroughly using ultrasound diagnostic imaging and accordingly incorporate a suitable treatment regime. Visual biofeedback encourages patients to stick with their treatment plan and boost their confidence levels.
We provide patients with a tool to monitor their progress during the treatment course, guide the patients about the safety or risks (if any) and maintain an everlasting bond of trust between the therapist and the patient.

If you have any neuromusculoskeletal problem or an injury and are looking for ultrasound diagnostic imaging in Southampton, Physiocraft is the right place for you.
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