Reaching a confident diagnosis prior to embarking on a treatment plan is fundamental to our approach at Great Northern Physiotherapy.
Diagnostic Ultrasound scanning is one of the most useful and versatile methods of imaging muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. It can be used as part of your Physiotherapy assessment to ensure you have the most accurate diagnosis and the best physiotherapy treatment to help your recovery. As well as it’s diagnostic abilities it can be very effective at tracking progression of certain conditions and can help to inform us on effective treatment selection. We use an up-to-date, high specification scanner that provides us with great quality images.
Our Scanning service is led by Richard Craig (HCPC registered Physiotherapist and CASE accredited Sonographer), Richard is qualified and highly experienced in Diagnostic Ultrasound Scanning, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and ultrasound guided Injection therapy. All scans are provided as part of a thorough Physiotherapy Physical assessment ensuring accuracy in diagnosis which will complement your treatment plan.
There is no GP referral required for this service and one of our Physiotherapists will be able to triage your problem (either by phone or in clinic) prior to your appointment to see if you would benefit from a diagnostic ultrasound scan. Please note Ultrasound scanning is not appropriate for spinal pain, please speak to one of our team about alternative investigations.
“Being able to offer this service in house without the need for any GP referral is a real asset to our clinic and provides patients with fast access to the latest in musculoskeletal care.”Richard Craig
Update on Face to Face appointments
Following the most recent Government advice and with guidance from Public Health England and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy we are now able to take bookings for face to face appointments.
Your care and safety in the clinic is our highest priority and with this in mind we will be triaging all appointments to make sure face to face appointments are appropriate and we have made a number of changes to our clinic operation in order to keep you and our staff safe whilst limiting the potential spread of COVID-19.