New ultrasound diagnostic service comes to Kennington Osteopaths

Ever struggled with joint pain, sprains, or sporting injuries – and had no luck with a diagnosis? Find out how musculoskeletal ultrasound could help.

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  • 20 May 2022

Kennington Osteopaths & Physiotherapy have recently launched their new service, musculoskeletal ultrasound, in London. Unlike much of the other services Kennington Osteopaths offer, this is slightly different in that it’s not a treatment. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is an entirely safe method of diagnosis, taking the guess work out of defining the cause of pain or discomfort. 

Ultrasound imaging, more commonly known as an ultrasound scan, uses soundwaves to create an accurate picture of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and joints within an area of the body. Having this equipment within Kennington Osteopaths & Physiotherapy means that the dedicated specialists who work there can then more accurately diagnose what’s causing your issues and provide more targeted treatment recommendations. 

For example, you’re an individual that’s incredibly active. A previous bone break or tendon tear, set and repaired by the NHS, occasionally plays up and stops you from performing to the best of your ability. By booking in for a musculoskeletal ultrasound you can receive an up-to-date picture of the area itself and targeted treatment options to solve the problem. 

Osteopaths and physiotherapists will usually use clinical diagnosis through asking the patient questions and using their knowledge of ailments to determine an issue. Musculoskeletal ultrasound gives the patient certainty of diagnosis, comfort, and confidence in the treatment options going forward, as well as recovery trajectories. 

Musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound can diagnose the following:

  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Lax ankle ligaments
  • AITFL tears
  • Hip arthritis
  • Tendon tears
  • Fractures, both new and old
  • Calcifications
  • Inflammation
  • Torn ligaments
  • And more

Kennington Osteopaths & Physiotherapy are an award-winning team of skilled therapists operating across a number of disciplines, from massage to fertility acupuncture. To provide this latest service, three members of the team have completed a time-intensive course in 2022 to be able to offer it to customers within their new branch at Elephant Park. 

If you’ve been suffering with continuing pain or discomfort that’s gone unresolved, why not find out more about their musculoskeletal ultrasound service?