Michael Bryant is an NHS appointed Consultant MSK Physiotherapist and Sonographer. He clinically leads a Primary Care MSK service incorporating MSK physiotherapy and a Tier 2 Orthopaedic triage service in the Blackpool region.
He qualified from Pinderfields School of physiotherapy in 1997, completed a Post Grad MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy and various post grad courses including Injection Therapy and Advanced Practice, non-medical independent prescribing. His interest began with MSK ultrasound in 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. Martinolli.
He has extensive experience in the NHS, Private Practice, Occupational Health & Professional sport. Prior to his Consultant appointment in 2011 he was an Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioner in a community MSK service in Blackburn for 6 years, where his interest in ultrasound scanning started.
Michael has been using US since 2007 and has a particular interest in tendinopathy and ultrasound guided interventional treatments such as shoulder barbottage, hydrodistension and guided injections. His goal is to promote and help develop the use of diagnostic ultrasound as part of standard physiotherapy practice. He is still active in the sports field and leads the sport medicine team at his local rugby club.
He is an Honorary Lecturer on the MSK Ultrasound Programme at Cumbria University and at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) where he teaches on the post-grad MSK modules and Injection Therapy. He has taught on various national MSK ultrasound courses and presented at the Primary Care conference 2014 on the use of MSK ultrasound in primary care and has published research on the use of hydrodistension in the management of frozen shoulder in primary care.