Resource: Use of real-time ultrasound imaging in the rehabilitation of spinal muscles

Retraining of the core muscles in spinal rehabilitation is now widely accepted as beneficial in the management of low back pain. The inhibition and the loss of control of the Multifidus and Transverses Abdominus as a result of low back injury do not recover spontaneously (Hides et al, 1996; Hodges and Richardson, 1996) and require specific exercises in stimulating their recovery (O’Sullivan, 2000). The use of real time ultrasound imaging facilitates this process by accurately diagnosing poor motor pattern and accelerates motor learning through instant visual feed back