Real time ultrasound utilises an ultrasound machine to assist with the assessment and treatment of certain conditions. It provides real time imaging by transmitting sound waves through the body. These sound waves are then reflected by tissues in the body to create images on the screen for us to interpret. The benefit of real time ultrasound is that it allows us to see how your muscles contract whilst performing certain exercises.

RTUS can also be used to see how well an injury is healing – or indeed what stage of healing it is in. This can be essential for sports people who are considering returning to sport or training and want to be sure that they are not risking further injury.