Rehab Assessment

How well is my patient's soft tissue injury recovering? How soon can they get back to ‘normal’?

Being able to assess and analyze your patients' muscle size, muscle fuel rating, and muscle fuel symmetry enables you to take some of the guesswork out of your rehab prescription, and facilitate a faster return to activity for your patients.

1
Select Start or Monitor Rehab from the menu
Scan all relevant muscles at admission to obtain a baseline comparison for treatment. Historical results can be used to track 'progress comparisons'. Ensure muscles are at rest, and fully recovered from prior sessions.  
2
Scan Muscles of Interest
Scan both right and left Thigh muscles. Add additional muscle groups of interest.
3
Design an intervention with the assistance of results
Include regular scans every 2 to 4 weeks as part of your typical treatment program. This will provide complementary, and previously inaccessible information to better monitor the impact of interventions and treatments.
Charts will also provide feedback on historical responses to your interventions. What was effective previously? How did their muscle's respond?
It is also valuable to drill-down into a specific muscle group or muscle side to ask some questions about what could be the cause of abnormal results.
4
Schedule a follow-up
This is not really a calendar tool. Use the scheduling tool to help remind the subject/athlete of the prescribed intervention, have these results sent to them in a reminder to be sure they return for a follow-up.
5
Follow-up with a Monitor Rehab Assessment
Track and monitor the response of interventions. Modify treatment plan based on analysis of the follow-up scan results and the ongoing needs of the subject/athlete.
6
Repeat this process until outcomes meet the treatment goals, or are at a 'desired' level for the subject/athlete

Results Provided

Muscle Size Difference

The sizes and their categories are charted, status based on % difference

Muscle Fuel Rating

Muscle Fuel Symmetry


Status Determination

Statuses are determined from an extensive MuscleSound database of scanned images.

Indicates % size difference is in the very high range--above the top 25th percentile of all scores. Greater potential for increased risk of injury and negative impact on performance.

Indicates % size difference is in the moderately high range--between the top 50th and 25th percentiles of all scores. Some potential for increased risk of injury and negative impact on performance.

Indicates % size difference is in the normal range--below the 50th percentile of all scores. Minimal risk of injury and impact on performance.

When multiple muscle groups are scanned, or if there is a trend to consider the status is determined by this table

Overall % Difference of contralateral muscles Trend Resulting Status
> 15% RF muscles
> 28% VL muscle
> 22% Both RF and VL muscles
NA
8% to 15% RF muscles
12% to 28% VL muscles
10% to 22% Both RF and VL muscles
NA
< 8% RF muscles
< 12% VL muscles
< 10% Both RF and VL muscles
NA

> 15% RF muscles
> 28% VL muscles
> 22% Both RF and VL muscles
> + 5%
> 15% RF muscles
> 28% VL muscles
> 22% Both RF and VL muscles
-5% to +5%
> 15% RF muscles
> 28% VL muscles
> 22% Both RF and VL muscles
< -5%
8% to 15% RF muscles
12% to 28% VL muscles
10% to 22% Both RF and VL muscles
> + 5%
8% to 15% RF muscles
12% to 28% VL muscles
10% to 22% Both RF and VL muscles
-5% to +5%




8% to 15% RF muscles
12% to 28% VL muscles
10% to 22% Both RF and VL muscles
< -5%




< 8% RF muscles
< 12% VL muscles
< 10% Both RF and VL muscles
> + 5%
< 8% RF muscles
< 12% VL muscles
< 10% Both RF and VL muscles
-5% to +5%
< 8% RF muscles
< 12% VL muscles
< 10% Both RF and VL muscles
< -5%


Assessing Muscle Size with MuscleSound

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