How does it work?
This technology involves the use of inaudible sound waves to create an image by bouncing and reflecting to and from the body. Similarly used to observe a growing fetus during pregnancy. Instead, we use RTU as a diagnostic tool to examine how muscles are functioning and whether they are being activated appropriately.
-Low back pain
-Pre-natal pelvic pain
-Post-natal core retraining
It has been shown that in one incidence of low back pain, 80% will have a reoccurrence within the first 12 months. After a back injury or incidence of pain, the deep core muscles become inhibited (like sleeping on the job).
Athletes at Peak have found that prevention in terms of core activation retraining and strengthening is the solution and are able to minimise the reoccurrence of low back pain.
RTU is used as a tool that allows our physiotherapists to have visual feedback on the activation of the deep core muscles of the trunk (an example is the Transverse Abdominis). These core muscles are critical in providing proper support to the pelvis and spine.
When we think of strengthening these ‘core’ muscles, as in a sit up or plank, often the key muscles are not firing properly and in turn are not performing their proper function of stabilising the spine.
At Peak, we also utilise the RTU for ongoing management and real time feedback to assist clinical diagnosis in shoulders and hips.
Allowing visual learning and activation can be the key to overcoming your injury, getting back to what you love doing the most and reaching your goals.