Diagnostic Ultrasound is a quick and accurate way of assessing common musculoskeletal conditions like tendon and ligament injuries. It has also been shown to be more accurate than x-ray at picking up stress fractures in the smaller bones of the lower limbs.
The Physiotherapist may use an ultrasound scanner to look inside the painful area to help accurately diagnose your condition. They may still suggest further imaging like an MRI if it is not conclusive during the scan.
We offer diagnostic ultrasound if your Physiotherapist needs further clarity on your condition. If you would like to have this in your assessment you should let us know when booking so we can book the appointment in appropriately.
We also use Ultrasound for guided injections. You can read more about this here.