The deep muscles of your pelvis and abdomen (the pelvic floor, transversus abdominus, multifidus and the diaphragm) turn on milliseconds before you move your arms or legs in order to stabilize your trunk, also referred to as your core. This stabilization forms a stable base from which your arms and legs can move. If you have pain or injury, these deep muscle do not fire in the right timing or sequence, causing shearing or unwanted movement at your vertebrae and pelvis. Pain can worsen or further injuries can occur.
At Dayan Physiotherapy we use imaging or Real Time Ultrasound (RTUS) to take pictures of these deep muscles to assess if they are working correctly and if not, to help you learn how to contract them as they should, enabling you to return to optimal painfree function.