At Stride, we are authorized to refer for diagnostic imaging to enhance patient care and convenience. This service can be a huge asset to the diagnosis and proper treatment of complicated injuries. Our physiotherapists, Blake and Jen, have completed the training to provide imaging referrals, such as x-rays, MRI, and ultrasound for musculoskeletal issues.
What image might your physiotherapist send you for?
X-rays can be helpful to identify bony issues after trauma or cumulative stress that can accompany aging and overuse. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Diagnostic Ultrasound (US) are helpful to identify issues with the soft tissues of the body such as muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage and nerve.
It is important to note that most cases DO NOT require the use of imaging because the image may expose patients to unnecessary radiation or the image might not impact the treatment. Your therapist will work with you to determine the best treatment plan.