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Introduction to MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound

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Physiquipe is hosting an introduction to MSK diagnostic ultrasound course delivered by expert MSK sonographers.

This beginner’s course on diagnostic MSK ultrasound offers an excellent learning opportunity, featuring numerous case studies and practical learning. It is ideal for healthcare professionals who are new to diagnostic scanning and are looking for an entry-level course to give them an sight into what MSK ultrasound entails.

This course ensures that you have ample time for hands-on scanning and receive close guidance and support from our tutors throughout.

Important: There is no qualification associated with this session. You will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion.

Please note: Refreshments will be provided. No lunch included.
It’s recommended to bring your own if required, not much accessibility to buy food around the venue.

Course Agenda

  • 08:45 Arrival & Refreshments
  • 09:00 Introduction & Welcome
  • 09:15 Physiology & background of diagnostic ultrasound
  • 09:45 Indications of US
  • 10:00 Anatomy Overview
  • 10:30 Practical demonstration and breakout session 1: Patella tendon
  • 11:30 Break
  • 11:45 Breakout session 2: Achilles
  • 12:30 Breakout session 3: Shoulder
  • 13:15 Break
  • 13:30 Breakout session 4: Elbow
  • 14:15 Discussion and Q&A: Training pathways and next steps
  • 15:00 Close

Expert Tutor: Michael Bryant

Michael Bryant is an NHS-appointed Consultant MSK Physiotherapist and Sonographer. He clinically leads a Primary Care MSK service in East Lancashire which incorporates MSK physiotherapy and an Orthopaedic triage service. Prior to that he held a Consultant post clinically leading an MSK service in Blackpool for 10 years

Michael has been using US since 2005 and he completed a PgCert in MSK Ultrasound from Cumbria University. He has completed US training in Oxford with St. Luke’s Radiology, Harrogate and in Italy with the world-famous Prof Carlo Martinolli.

He has a particular interest in tendinopathy and ultrasound-guided interventional treatments such as calcific barbottage, hydrodistension, tendon fenestration, High volume injection and guided injections. He has experience in US in Rheumatology when working in an early inflammatory arthritis clinic.

He is an Honorary Lecturer on the MSK Ultrasound Programme at Cumbria University and Salford University. He held a part-time Senior Lectureship at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) teaching the post-grad MSK modules including Injection Therapy, Advanced Practice and First Contact Practitioner. He recently left that post but still holds an Honorary Senior Lectureship and is still involved in post-grad education.

He teaches various national MSK ultrasound courses and has been teaching US for several years. He presented at the Primary Care Conference 2014 on the use of MSK ultrasound in primary care and at the British Medical Ultrasound Conference 2018 & 19. He also has published research on the use of US-guided hydrodistension in the management of frozen shoulder in primary care.

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