What is the difference between real-time ultrasound and rehabilitative ultrasound?

At the inaugural Rehabilitative Ultrasound Symposium held in San Antonio, TX in 2007, the consensus was reached to adopt the title rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI) for the utilization of ultrasound imaging by physical therapy professionals.

At the symposium, the delegates unanimously agreed to a ‘‘Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging International Consensus Statement’’ as follows:

RUSI is a procedure used by physical therapists to evaluate muscle and related soft tissue morphology and function during exercise and physical tasks. RUSI is used to assist in the application of therapeutic interventions aimed at improving neuromuscular function. This includes providing feedback to the patient and physical therapist to improve clinical outcomes.

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