Leeds, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 04, 2011 -- Recent developments in ultrasound scanning using high-frequency and high-resolution imaging means that superior quality images of superficial tissue is now possible and readily available. With more and more referrals from people living in and around the Manchester region, and longer waiting lists for NHS ultrasound scans, this is my, are opening a new centre in St John's Street, Manchester in Septebmer to cater for demand.
Ultrasound is an excellent diagnostic tool for MSK disorders as it allows for direct visualisation of an area getting to the root of the problem easily, quickly and at an affordable price.
As people are also living longer, they're also remaining more active for longer. "We're seeing a lot of people who seem to be more active than our parents were, so consequently, we are seeing a lot more people with aches, pains and injuries," says Judith Pilling, Managing Director and clinical specialist at this is my: health screening and ultrasound centre. "People are actively seeking out treatments for aches and pains that previous generations put down to the natural aging process If something is wrong, a quick, affordable, real time image shows the practitioner and patient what is wrong, then one can go on to treat it more effectively, there is no need to wait with quick direct access appointments being available"
People seeking an ultrasound scan would have an initial examination and ultrasound scan of the affected area. Reasons for imaging vary from a simple pain or ache, rehabilitation from an accident / illness or for the sports enthusiast a recent or on-going sports injury. The most common ailments diagnosed are:
Rotator cuff injury, wrist tissue swelling or masses , impingement and instability in the upper back or shoulder, tendon tears particularly in the Achilles tendon and knee regions, golfers or tennis elbow, groin pain or swelling from a strain, inguinal/femoral hernia or cartilage injuries.
Emma White one of this is my: physiotherapist's provides a wide range of treatment options for MSK related conditions. "When a client has undergone an ultrasound scan, with one of our specialists in MSK related disorders, it allows me to focus on the actual area causing the discomfort or pain, with clarity and certainty of knowing what the problem is. The area can be then effectively manipulated to alleviate the pain in the problem area. We can then work on a treatment and rehabilitation programme and with a continued and comprehensive at home exercises regime the client will hopefully recovery movement in a shorter period of time. Practitioners are no longer working blind, with the help of advanced ultrasound technology, it helps speed up the whole recovery process and in most cases get the client back to work or playing the sports they enjoy so much".
Working as a team this is my: health screening and ultrasound centres have Radiologists, Clinical Specialists and Physiotherapists working together, so that continuity of care for the patient means that a fast affordable one stop clinic is not out of reach for the everyday person. With additional centres due to open soon in Glasgow and London there's sure to be a centre which is convenient to get to at a time which suits. There are no appointment waiting lists, a self-referral system is available and all with extended opening hours. Along with free car parking outside the centres it has never been easier to get to appointments and treatment sessions quick and at a price that's affordable too. Reports are given both verbally and in writing for evaluation. All reports and images are in email format so can be sent directly back to referring healthcare professionals or insurance companies.
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