Ultrasound Imaging

Think... ultrasound assessment for muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve and joint injuries - by the experts

What is diagnostic musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound imaging?


A detailed assessment and diagnosis is essential after an injury and forms the basis for successful treatment. Ultrasound imaging visualises tissue changes including all degrees of tears, strains, inflammation and joint swelling. We have integrated this imaging within our clinic, so we can assess tissue healing at any stage of recovery, whenever indicated.

Combining the imaging directly with the clinical assessment provides a highly detailed diagnosis and this is reviewed throughout treatment to evaluate progress. It is the only imaging that can visualise tissues during movement.

Sound waves with a frequency 4-18 MHz are used to form an image of the tissues in the same way as with foetal scans.

What injuries should be scanned?
Most tendons, muscles, ligaments, bones, joints and peripheral nerves can be dynamically assessed to visualise tissue changes, trauma, inflammation and the stages of healing.

Why choose Waterside Physiotherapy?


We are the experts! Our clinical Director Robert Laus is a pioneer in diagnostic MSK ultrasound imaging in Sports Medicine and has fully integrated ultrasound imaging within his sports injury clinics since 1996, making him one of the most experienced physiotherapists in Europe using ultrasound imaging within sports Medicine. He regularly teaches sports physicians, physiotherapists, radiologists and surgeons on the subject.

He combines his specialist skills in performing ultrasound imaging with reviewing other imaging within clinical assessment and tailored functional treatment strategies from initial diagnosis through treatment progression to full recovery.