Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI) is a safe, noninvasive tool used by Physical Therapists to evaluate and train muscles. RUSI uses the same technology as ultrasound imaging during pregnancy to create real time images of your muscles working during exercise. This can be especially helpful when learning to coordinate your deep core muscles that support your pelvis, abdomen and spine. Often, these muscle groups can be difficult to feel and recruit after injury, surgery or having a baby. Normalizing the function of these muscle groups is essential to a full recovery. 

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Natalie Graham, PT

Natalie has worked in acute care, skilled care, rehabilitation and outpatient clinics treating orthopedic and pelvic conditions. She has provided instruction for pelvic floor credentialing classes through the APTA. Her diverse experience serves as a basis for developing superior personalized treatment.

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RUSI allows YOU to see your own muscles in action. With this information, we can objectively evaluate your performance together and give specific exercises so you feel better faster!
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Susan Weedall, PT, WCS

Susan has extensive experience treating orthopedic and pelvic health issues regardless of gender expression. Her investment in continuing education serves as an excellent perspective from which to provide skilled individualized treatment, share information and answer questions.

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What to Expect When Coming to Connect PT for Pelvic Wellness

Our goal is to provide you with a treatment plan that takes into account your needs and lifestyle while  empowering you to return to health and activity.

Physical Therapy can assist with these common postpartum conditions:
 
  • Loss of urinary and/ or bowel control

  • Abdominal muscle separation / Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA)

  • Neck, mid or low back pain and other musculoskeletal issues

  • Pelvic pain or pressure

  • Sexual pain / dysfunction

  • C-section or perineal scar pain / sensitivity

  • Breast engorgement / mastitis

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Our role as physical therapists is to evaluate where you are in your recovery process and support and guide you in your goals.
 
Your PT program will reflect your specific needs and will often include:
 
  • Pelvic floor and core muscle training

  • Exercises and movement pattern recommendations to address abdominal muscle separation

  • Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI) for feedback in retraining weak abdominal and pelvic floor muscles

  • Preparation for return to sex, exercise, work, and other activities

  • Posture and body mechanics recommendations for activities of daily living and babycare

  • Scar tissue care, mobilization, and desensitization 

  • Bladder and/ or Bowel management and training

  • If breastfeeding, ultrasound treatment for painful breast engorgement or mastitis

Interested in RUSI?

RUSI allows YOU to see your own muscles in action.
With this information, we can objectively evaluate your performance together and give specific exercises so you feel better faster!
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REHABILITATIVE ULTRASOUND IMAGING (RUSI)

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