Real Time Ultrasound

Real time ultrasound (RTUS) provides us with the unique ability to see the deep abdominal, pelvic floor and deep lumbar muscles known as the core stabilising muscles that contribute to low back pain and are often difficult to feel. These muscles are important in providing support to the spine. Back pain, poor posture, surgery or pregnancy can result in the loss of adequate control in these muscles. The use of RTUS has been shown to help reduce the recurrence of low back pain from 80% to 30%, by assisting in teaching the correct method of core muscle activation.

Consultations using RTUS allows your physiotherapist to evaluate your abdominal muscle function to ensure your continued improvement.


We hope you understand that our practitioners often have people on a waiting list, so…

We do ask you to contact us the day before your appointment, should you need to reschedule or cancel.

Cancellations with less than one days notice, or regular cancellations may incur a cancellation fee.

Lake Health Group practitioners do their very best to run on time, and your punctual attendance does help us to achieve this.

We understand your time is valuable, so should you practitioner be running more than 15 minutes late we will do our best to contact you.  Alternatively you can call us thirty minutes prior to your appointment to see if your practitioner is running on time.