Ultra-Sound3_314x209Real-time ultrasound images your pelvic floor, transversus abdominus (lower abdominals) and multifidus (deep lower back muscles). Research shows that if you have low back or pelvic girdle pain or dysfunction (incontinence, vaginal, perineal or anal pain) or have been pregnant, these muscles stop working effectively. These muscles are very important for stabilizing your back, maintaining bladder and bowel control, and supporting you pelvic organs (bladder, uterus and rectum). As these muscles work effectively at a low amount of contraction, it can be difficult for people to learn the correct technique. The ultrasound gives you a picture of the muscle at rest and contracting, so you can actually see when you are contracting correctly.