Ultrasound Imaging

For Musculoskeletal Disorders and Injuries


Ultrasound Imaging

Why have a Diagnostic Ultrasound Scan?

Ultrasound is an exceptional imaging tool for the evaluation of many Musculoskeletal (MSK) Disorders. It is an excellent test for identifying the causes of pain, restricted movement and inflammation of the shoulder, elbow, hand & wrist, hip, knee, ankle & foot. It can also characterise many superficial lumps & bumps and diagnose suspected hernias of the abdominal wall and groin.

Why have a Diagnostic Ultrasound Scan?

Ultrasound is the second most common imaging test in the UK (after X-Rays). It is also one of the safest tests, as it only uses high-frequency sound waves to form an image of the structures being examined. There are no known risks from the sound waves used.

Who will carry out my Scan?

Our Advanced Practice Sonographer is Spencer Laver. He is a highly experienced practitioner with over 25 years in the NHS and Private Practice. He has additional specialist qualifications in MSK Ultrasound & is HCPC Registered. He holds a weekly ultrasound session at our Sports Injury Clinic in Woodthorpe, meaning scans will be performed with minimal waiting times.

In Pain?

Don't sit and suffer - call us on 01949 21354. Your call will be treated in confidence and we might even be able to fit you in today. Alternatively use our contact form.

Ultrasound Imaging

What are the benefits of an Ultrasound scan?

  • Safe to use, as it does not involve potentially harmful radiation.
  • Excellent visualisation of tendons, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and soft tissue are obtained. Ultrasound is capable of viewing structures measuring a fraction of a millimetre.
  • Dynamic imaging enables the sonographer to visualise the movement of joints & tendons in real-time, to assess injuries, disorders & function.
  • A special ultrasound feature, called Colour Doppler, allows the real-time assessment of blood flow in vessels, inflammatory pathology within joints and vascular changes in tendons.
  • Ultrasound of MSK injuries and disorders is helpful for physiotherapists to confirm their diagnosis and provide clarity in cases where the cause for patients’ symptoms is less certain.

How long does an Ultrasound scan take?

The scan and reporting take between 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

What happens following the scan?

An electronic ultrasound report is produced and issued to the patient and referrer, immediately following the examination.

How much does a scan cost?

The price of a single-area Ultrasound scan, including report, is only £99.

Two region scans are £175 for the same appointment slot. Any further scans will require a separate booking.

Available at our Woodthorpe Clinic

You can book in using our online booking system without a referral from your Doctor or Physiotherapist. If you are unsure if an ultrasound is suitable for your complaint/injury then please contact us  or call us on 0115 960 9553 and our Sonographer or one of our Physiotherapists will confirm this for you.

PhysioNeeds Clinics

PhysioNeeds Nottingham

PhysioNeeds Nottingham

Nottingham Sports Injury Clinic
736 Mansfield Road
Nottingham NG5 3FW


PhysioNeeds East Bridgford

PhysioNeeds East Bridgford

PhysioNeeds East Bridgford
1 Main Street
East Bridgford
Nottinghamshire NG13 8PA


Dear PhysioNeeds East Bridgford patients

We hope you are all keeping safe and you and your families are managing okay in these very unprecedented times.

Our clinic is open for Face to Face treatment! We assure you that we have put enhanced measures in place to ensure the protection of both you the patient, our staff and the wider public. A full risk assessment of the working environment has been undertaken. We are following Public Health England COVID-19 infection prevention and control guidelines.

We are asking patients to wear a face mask at all times when inside the clinic.

Please see our PDF attached outlining our SCREENING-CLEANING-PROTECTING protocols

COVID-19 SCREENING QUESTIONS: When booking a Face to Face appointment you will be asked to confirm that you or any member of your household IS NOT presenting, or HAS NOT presented with the following symptoms in the last 14 days:

If you answer YES to any of the above then you will not be able to be seen Face-to-Face but we can still discuss and treat your injury via Telephone/Video Consultations. We can also offer Telephone/Video Consultations for those patients who are still shielding.

We have also been posting lots of videos on our Facebook page and YouTube channel (PhysioNeeds) so do check those out to try and stay as active as possible. We have also been putting top tips on our Facebook page to help with prevention/management of injuries. If you have any questions, please do contact the clinic.

Stay safe everyone!

From all the team at PhysioNeeds

Screening, Cleaning, Protecting