Seeing is believing!
Sometimes it is hard to get the right muscle contracting in the right way. Seeing the muscle working on the screen as you contract it and relax it can make learning the correct contraction so much easier. What muscles do we assess and rehabilitate with RTUI?
Low back and deep abdominal muscles
These muscles are sometimes referred to as the “core” muscles, and are the deepest muscles supporting the low back and abdominal wall. Ideally, all of the following muscle groups should be assessed and rehabilitated to ensure ideal low back function:
- The diaphragm
- Transversus abdominis
- Lumbar multifidus
- Pelvic floor
Pelvis and hip
Low back, hip and pelvic injuries are increasing exponentially in the sporting population. Sports are getting faster and tougher and sometimes our bodies bear the brunt of this. Ensuring the deep muscles that support the hips and pelvis are working well can keep the body strong and flexible, but it is also essential to rehabilitate these muscles to their optimum function following low back or pelvic injury.
Arthritis in the hips can also weaken the hip and pelvic muscles. Utilising RTUI to ensure you get the best out of your exercises can assist you to manage your arthritis by keeping strong and flexible.
Muscles that we image around the hip and pelvis are:
- Iliopsoas (hip flexor)
- Gluteus medius and minimus (essential for good one leg standing, walking and running)
- Quadratus femoris (control of the hip in squatting)