Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound for Physical Therapy in Wasilla, Alaska

Northern Edge Physical Therapy provides revolutionary treatment and evidence based care to get clients results. Northern Edge is the only physical therapy practice in Alaska that offers clients excellence in physical therapy with specialized programs such as; Ultrasound Imaging, Dry Needling, Manual Therapy, Redcord, AlterG Anti-gravity Treadmill, Low-level Laser Therapy, Pilates, and Massage Therapy.

Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging
Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging

Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging

Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI) is an evidence-based technique used to visualize muscles in real-time allowing a physical therapist to assess the cause of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Ultrasound imaging is a safe and reliable tool to assess musculoskeletal conditions and educate patients to train muscles which are difficult to activate and strengthen. Northern Edge Physical Therapy uses the most advanced point of care Ultrasound imaging device (Samsung PT60A) which utilizes non-invasive high‐frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of soft-tissue.
Ultrasound imaging provides visual feedback of muscle function to aide the physical therapist in establishing a clear diagnosis and guide specific treatment for musculoskeletal conditions such as:

  • Back and Neck pain
  • Chronic Pelvic pain
  • Instability and Impingement syndromes (Hip and Shoulder)
  • Post‐surgical and Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Repetitive stress injuries (Tennis elbow, Carpal Tunnel, etc)

RUSI can quickly and easily provide a clear image of soft-tissue to determine the cause of dysfunction or retrain muscle activation.

Ultrasound imaging provides clients the opportunity to have immediate visual confirmation of muscle function for unprecedented biofeedback to enhance motor control. Northern Edge Physical Therapy is the first clinic in Alaska to offer clients this unique education tool that can improve a client’s ability to control muscle contractions by allowing them to observe images of their muscles in real time. This type of motor learning is paramount to
recovery from conditions that limit or impair the activation of muscles such as:

  • Gluteal muscles (important for hip stability)
  • Pelvic Floor and transverse abdominis (key to trunk stability)
  • Mutifidus (critical muscle to retrain after back surgery)
  • Subscapularis (key muscle of the rotator cuff)
  • Muscles of the upper and lower extremity can also be assessed

Learn more about the effectiveness of RUSI at Northern Edge Physical Therapy by reviewing these articles:

Carpal tunnel syndrome. The contribution of ultrasonography. Rev Neurol. 2014 Nov 16;59(10):459-69.

Ultrasound imaging for tailored treatment of patients with acute shoulder pain. Ann Fam Med. 2015 Jan 

The Reliability of Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging of the Cross-sectional Area of the Lumbar Multifidus Muscles in the PNF Pattern. J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Oct;26(10):1539-41.

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