Diagnostic Ultrasound

Diagnostic Ultrasound Sheffield

How can diagnostic ultrasound aid your recovery?

Best known for its use during pregnancy, diagnostic ultrasound is now the preferred choice of imaging for most musculoskeletal disorders. In fact, such is the advancement in its technology, that ultrasound scanning is now considered more effective than MRI scanning for a large number of tendon, muscular and ligament injuries – most notably, those associated with the achilles tendon, patella tendon, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, as well as the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder.

Diagnostic ultrasound is an excellent way for your physiotherapist to fully get to grips with the pain or discomfort you’re currently experiencing, allowing them confirm their diagnosis, the extent of the problem and to continually assess progress throughout your treatment. Adding to this, ultrasound is completely safe, timely, and cost-effective.

Who will I be treated by? What experience do they have?

You will be treated by one of our most senior physiotherapists, Guy Titman. Guy has completed specialist training in diagnostic ultrasound scanning and has scanned hundreds of patients, providing expert diagnosis and personalised plans for individuals with complicated musculoskeletal disorders.

What to expect during your appointment?

During your ultrasound, you’ll be positioned so that you’re comfortable and so the part of your body being imaged is easily accessible. Guy will then apply a water-based gel to the area. Having done this, Guy will then begin by guiding a handheld device over the skin which projects sound waves into the underlying area. The reflection of these sound waves allows the device to display what’s going on beneath the surface onto a nearby monitor.

The instantaneous feedback from the machine will allow the issue at hand to be discussed during the appointment, with a report written up and emailed, posted or made available to you at reception within just 48 hours.

Please note, we are unfortunately unable to provide a CD disc of scans taken from our machines. We also do not scan lumps and bumps, the abdominal region, the spine or hernias.

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I am writing a thesis and spend hours on the computer so was referred by my Physiotherapist to attend Pilates. I love coming, you are friendly inclusive and accepting; I feel confident in your expertise and experience. The best result has been more flexibility, core strength and I am more knowledgeable about my own body.

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I suffered a prolapsed disc 10 years ago and 18 months ago. Working with my physio, I find that I am able to work at my own level in a friendly atmosphere. It is good fun, whilst working hard. I have increased flexibility and a greater awareness of how to improve my back. My posture is also much better. I always feel a lot more flexible after each session and less stiff.

Julie

I have suffered with a bad back for a number of years and am having physiotherapy at present. I was recommended pilates by my Physio. I have really enjoyed finding out how inflexible and weak I am! Katie made the class enjoyable despite my short-comings. I now come weekly and little-by-little I am getting stronger and more flexible and it’s helping me manage my back pain a lot.

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