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Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging

Teyhen, D.S. and Koppenhaver, S.L. (2011) Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 57 (3). p. 196.

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Neuromuscular deficits have been linked with chronic musculoskeletal conditions. The use of ultrasound imaging (USI) to aid rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal disorders has been called rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI) and defined as 'a procedure used by physical therapists to evaluate muscle and related soft tissue morphology and function during exercise and physical tasks. RUSI is used to assist in the application of therapeutic interventions, providing feedback to the patient and physical therapist (Teyhen 2006). Brightness mode (b-mode) USI is the most common form used by physical therapists and will be the focus of this summary.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Australian Physiotherapy Association
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