Sports Medicine Ultrasound Group (SMUG) - Raising the Standards of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - Raising the standard in MSK Ultrasound | About us

Raising the standards of MSK Ultrasound Education

SMUG is the leading provider of MSK Ultrasound courses in the UK, from complete beginners through to advanced levels and ultrasound guided injections. We are committed to providing accessible courses with the highest quality of teaching for all levels in a friendly, positive and supportive learning environment.

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

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

We are dedicated to breaking down the barriers to learning MSK Ultrasound and are the only provider of a competency based mentorship programme in MSK Ultrasound that includes a dedicated clinical supervisor.

We have also teamed up with the shoulder doc, Dr Len Funk to provide a unique 2-day upper limb course, including one-day dedicated to learning ultrasound guided upper limb injections in a cadaveric laboratory.

Why choose SMUG?

  • Intensive, highly practical (hands-on) and well organised courses
  • Excellent tutor to delegate ratio (One tutor to 4-6 delegates)
  • High machine to tutor delegate (One machine to 3 delegates)
  • Over 10 years experience of running dedicated SMUG MSK Ultrasound courses to all levels
  • Courses approved by the leading associations and faculties of MSK Ultrasound medicine in the UK and Europe
  • Internationally recognised course tutors dedicated to developing your skills and raising the standards of MSK Ultrasound teaching
  • Exclusive assess to our online forums and on-line learning platform to maximize your learning experience before, during and after the course
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