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Raising the standards of MSK Ultrasound Education

Over the past 10 years we have taught over 1000 practitioners, from 10 different disciplines and 20 different countries.

SMUG, the leading UK provider of MSK Ultrasound courses. We provide courses for the complete beginner to the more advanced and experienced practitioner.

Our courses are a unique multi-disciplinary experience, which bring together a variety of clinicians including MSK radiologists, sports doctors, physiotherapists, sonographers, podiatrists, orthopaedic surgeons, osteopaths and GPs.

We are the only provider of a 2-day Cadaveric Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Guided Injection course and a MSK Ultrasound Mentorship Programme.

We have also teamed up with the shoulder doctor Dr. Len Funk, to provide a unique 2-day Upper Limb course, which includes one day scanning and one day of guided injections in a cadaveric lab.

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SMUG Courses

Intensive courses to develop your clinical excellence

Become a SMUG Partner

The ‘SMUG partnership’ programme looks to associate with individuals, groups of clinicians, hospitals, organisations and clinics all over the world to deliver our courses and raise the standards in MSK ultrasound. We will send out members of our SMUG teaching faculty to deliver the course. We now have SMUG partners in many countries and run courses on an annual basis in their vicinity. We are always looking to develop new partnership links.

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Why Train with SMUG?

Raising the standards of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Quality Education

SMUG courses have the highest standard of teaching and are approved by leading associations and faculties in the UK and Europe.

Our expert tutors keep up to date with all the latest research and teaching methods and are passionate about passing on their knowledge.

High Tutor and Machine to Delegate Ratio

We pride ourselves on having a high tutor to student ratio and machine to student ratio, enabling expert guidance in small groups so you can develop your scanning skills at your own pace.

Our courses are intensive, highly practical and hands-on. We use a selection of high-specification ultrasound machines so you can experience a variety of manufactures and models.


As soon as you register for one of our courses you have joined our SMUG MSK Ultrasound Community and we will ensure we support you on your journey, whatever your personal objectives. You will receive a comprehensive pre-course package with key articles, learning resources, online presentations and quizzes to get you prepared for your course to ensure you maximise your learning experience.


Mile End Hospital

  • Sports & Exercise Medicine Dept
  • 1st Flr, Red Zone, Bancroft Road
  • London
  • E1 4DG

St. George's, University of London

  • Department of Anatomical Studies
  • Tooting
  • London
  • SW17 0RE

Wrightington Hospital

  • Hall Lane
  • Appley Bridge
  • Wigan
  • WN6 9EP

University of Central Lancashire

  • Physiotherapy Clinic, Ground Floor
  • Brook Building, Victoria Street
  • Preston
  • PR1 7QS


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