Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging in Physical Therapist Practice: Potential Applications and Impact


Physical Therapy


Part 1 of this presentation will provide clinicians with a history and overview of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging in general, followed by a summary of the current clinical applications of ultrasound imaging in physical therapist practice. Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging technology has undergone a transformation over the last decade. Improvements in image quality combined with decreased size and cost of imaging units has made point of care use increasingly practical for clinicians including physical therapists. The ability to visualize soft tissue and muscle morphology statically, dynamically and in real time has the potential to transform physical therapist practice. Part 2 of this presentation will include a live demonstration of clinical applications using a point of care ultrasound and will conclude with a discussion of the potential impact of this imaging modality on clinical practice

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Conference Presentation

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Publication Title

Oregon Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference


Oregon Physical Therapy Association (OPTA)

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Conference Location

Portland, OR

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