2 The Square at Lillington
Lillington, NC 27546
(910) 893-2850

This new protocol set in place will better allow for the accurate treatment of all our patients through dynamic imaging of structures to accurately determine an injury or pathology to then create a precise plan of care! With the utilization of MSKUS we will be able to monitor the progress of the patient to determine if treatment is working and then adjust the patient’s treatment or refer to a specialist for additional care.

We feel that with the use of MSKUS we will be able to reduce patient and insurance costs by diagnosing the problem correctly the first time and thereby significantly reducing treatment times for the patient!

  • Correct and precise diagnosis
  • No radiation
  • No contra indications
  • Imaging and reports preformed and created by a Doctor of Physical Therapy registered in Musculoskeletal Sonography through the ACPA
  • Reduction in treatment times

TBTW feels that we are revolutionizing the way physical therapy is conducted and significantly increasing the quality of patient care!

What is Musculoskeletal Ultrasound?

Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound is a safe, noninvasive, and painless procedure used to capture real-time images of body structures and movement. MSKUS captures pictures of tendons, ligaments, joints, muscles, and soft tissues throughout the body.

MSKUS Images are Used to Help Diagnose:

  • Tendon tears and tendinopathy
  • Muscle tears or fluid collections
  • Bursitis
  • Ligament tears or fluid collections
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Joint and cortical changes

How Safe is MSKUS?

Ultrasound uses no ionizing radiation and there are no known harmful effects. Patients with metal in their body as well as a pacemaker can safely have ultrasound.

Why Get MSKUS?

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is a great diagnostic tool used to accurately treat our Physical Therapy patients. At TBTW, we can provide patients with a precise plan of care by accurately determining injury and/or pathology through dynamic imaging of body structures.

There are several advantages to having an ultrasound over other types of imaging. Since images are real-time, body structures can be captured from multiple views and with movement. Ultrasound can also visualize more intricate body structures compared to MRI, and ultrasound can even be more detailed than an MRI.

We believe the use of MSKUS will reduce patient and insurance costs by diagnosing the problem correctly at the start of care thereby significantly reducing treatment times of the patient.