Introduction to MSK US

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  • One machine to three delegates - only high specification machines are used on the course
  • Close supervision from our expert tutors - plenty of time to practice under close supervision
  • Exclusive access to our online resources and content from our expert tutors
  • Opportunity to progress to the Mentorship Programme to gain competency in MSK Ultrasound
  • Comprehensive presentations

This 2-day course is the most comprehensive introduction to MSK Ultrasound in the UK. Now in its 8th year, this intensive, hands-on course is designed for practitioners with no or limited experience in MSK Ultrasound. This course is our foundation level and can form part of our Mentorship Programme to gain competency in MSK Ultrasound. The 'SMUG guarantee' ensures that there is at least one high specification machine to 3 delegates and close supervision from one of our expert tutors.

Course pre-requisites
The course is taught by highly experienced dual-trained physiotherapists/MSK sonographers and sports medicine consultants combining over 40 years scanning experience. We teach you the basic skills required to incorporate MSK ultrasound into your clinical practice and the knowledge and resources to further develop your scanning skills. The course is a mixture of lectures, case studies, demonstrations and practical workshops. The practical workshops take place in small groups with close supervision from our expert tutors.

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Location
London

See Locations tab below for venue details.
Available dates
Fri 1st & Sat 2nd July 2022
Thurs 20th & Fri 21st October 2022
Fri 11th & Sat 12th November 2022

Description

The courses is taught by highly experienced dual-trained physiotherapists/MSK sonographers and sports medicine consultants combining over 40 years scanning experience. We teach you the basic skills required to incorporate MSK ultrasound into your clinical practice and the knowledge and resources to further develop your scanning skills. The course is a mixture of lectures, case studies, demonstrations and practical workshops. The practical workshops take place in small groups with close supervision from our expert tutors.

Over the two days, short lectures cover basic physics, artefacts, knobology, image optimisation, quality assurance, medico-legal and clinical governance issues. A significant part of the course is practical workshops with ample time for delegates to scan under close supervision. We cover the knee, shoulder and ankle joints in detail. This includes the ligaments, nerves, surrounding musculature and tendons for each body part. The elbow, lateral hip and wrist are covered in less detail unless specifically requested. Where appropriate ultrasound-guided injections will be discussed with the group.

Who should attend?
This programme attracts MSK Radiologists, GPs with a special interest in MSK/Sports Medicine, Surgeons, Sports Medicine Consultants, Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Podiatrists, Sonographers and Osteopaths.

Course pre-requisites
Must be a health care professional with significant clinical experience
If practising in the UK, must be registered with the relevant UK professional body e.g. GMC, HCPC, SOR etc.

Timetable

Day 1

Time Summary Details
09:15 - 09:30 Registration/Coffee
09:30 - 10:00 Introduction US applications in clinical setting and sports medicine. Tissue characterisation.
10:00 - 11:30 Scanning skills The essentials:

Patient and practitioner positioning
Hand setting, pressure
Orientation in anatomical not radiology planes
Landmarks
Transverse/longitudinal spin
Sonopalpation
Dynamic scanning

Skills training Know the anatomy and scan the anatomy. Integrate US within clinical assessment
Practice Achilles and calf muscle
Tissue Visualisation Tendon: Achilles tendon
Muscles: calf muscle
Ligament: MCL
Joint: knee/ankle
Nerve: sciatic nerve
Tendon with synovial sheet: tibialis posterior
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:45 Knee Part 1 Anterior:
Practical Distal quadriceps
Infrapatellar tendon
Fat pads, suprapatellar recess medial:
MCL
Peripheral margin medial meniscus
Medial retinaculum
Knee Cases Presentation and discussion. Differential diagnosis, treatment implications. MRI versus US.
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:45 Shoulder Part 1 Anterior:
Practical Biceps tendon
Rotator cuff
Shoulder Cases Presentation and discussion
14:45 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:45 Ankle Part 1 Anterior:
Practical Tibialis anterior tendon
Extensor hallucis/digitorum tendons
Tibiotalar joint capsulaLateral
Peroneal tendons and retinaculum
ATFL
Ankle Cases Presentation and discussion

Day 2

Time Summary Details
09:15 - 09:30 Registration/Coffee
09:30 - 11:30 Introduction Consolidate the basics. Expanding your skills: more challenging structures.
Dynamic testing ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles.
Soft tissue landmarks in muscles.
Transverse/longitudinal spin. Dynamic tests.
Shoulder Part 2 Rotator cuff
Practical Rotator cuff interval
Coraco-acromial ligament
Postero-superior gleno-humeral joint
Impingement tests
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:45 Knee Part 2 Lateral Knee
Practical LCL, ITB
Lateral meniscus
Popliteal tendonPosterior joint
PCL
Posteromedial corner and pes anserinus
Medial and lateral patellar retinaculum
Knee Cases Presentation and discussion. When is ultrasound assessment indicated?
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:05 Ankle Part 2 Putting your skills to the test! Challenging structures and dynamic testing.
Practical Lateral:
peroneal tendons, ATFL, CFLPosterior:
Achilles and calf muscle, flexor hallucis longus, tibiotalar and subtalar capsula, plantar fasciaMedial:
Tarsal tunnel, deltoid ligamentAnterior:
Tibialis anterior, flexors halluces/digitorum, tibiotalar joint
Ankle Cases Presentation and discussion
15:05 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:45 Revision and Requests
US in Sports Injuries Presentation
What to do next Use your skills and learn to recognise:

Spectrum of normal anatomy
Spectrum of tissue changes and trauma
Spectrum of tissue healing and complications
Practise and gain experience!
Different pathways


Locations

 Fri 1st & Sat 2nd July 2022
University College of Osteopathy Clinic (UCO),
275 Borough High St,
London SE1 1JE
 Thurs 20th & Fri 21st October 2022
North London School of Sports Massage,
The Old Fire Station, Town Hall Approach Rd,
London N15 4RX
 Fri 11th & Sat 12th November 2022
North London School of Sports Massage,
The Old Fire Station, Town Hall Approach Rd,
London N15 4RX

30 reviews for Introduction to MSK US

  1. Dr Ali Abassi - Consultant Radiologist

    Excellent practical sessions with significant amount of time allowed to practice scanning. Constant tutor feedback was extremely helpful

  2. John Evans - Osteopath and Senior Lecturer Oxford Brookes University

    The whole course was fantastic - congratulations a big success!

  3. Lisa Hughes - MSK Sonographer

    It was a really useful course to rejuvenate my skills, what I did years back! Excellent use of landmarks and analogies throughout the course to assist learning.

  4. Jo Daniels - Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

    Great opportunity to get hands experience with real time feedback. Constant correlation to clinical presentation throughout the course. A must do course for any MSK practitioner.

  5. Mr Andrew Edwards - Orthopaedic Surgeon

    The course was great fun! As an orthopaedic surgeon adding ultrasound to my practice will transform the client pathway and improve my injection accuracy and outcomes.

  6. Geoff Gardener - Registered Osteopath

    Excellent course. Feeling far more confident after the course

  7. Anonymous - Consultant Radiologist

    Very practical course, everything was perfect - the only way to learn MSK Ultrasound. Great machine to delegate ratio and lots of time to practice. The course handouts are very detailed and form a very useful reference.

  8. Luke Millward - Physiotherapist

    Excellent tutor demonstrations; clearly presented and at the right pace. The practical workshops were well organised and we had clear objectives with each session. The course was broken up into different joints. There was a lot of information to remember so this made it more manageable.

  9. SE - MSK Sonograher

    Course was very organised and very enjoyable. These guys really know what they are doing.

  10. Doug Tannahill - Registered Osteopath

    Great mix of demo and practical; with excellent supervision and lots of time to scan. I will definitely comeback for another SMUG course.

  11. TR - GP

    Lots of practise, great interaction.

  12. Paul Hattam - Highly Specialised Physiotherapist and Lead Tutor Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (SOMMS)

    Lots of practical scanning time and very passionate tutors. Looking forward to starting the mentorship programme.

  13. DB - Consultant Radiologist

    New tips and tricks to help my scanning, lots of useful dynamic scanning techniques. Great to relate imaging findings to clinical presentation as the tutors are very experienced clinicians.

  14. Gareth Davies - Registered Osteopath

    I had never picked up a probe before the course. The course moved at an appropriate pace for my experience and the tutors accommodated the varying levels very well.

  15. Mr Kailish Devalia - Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

    Excellent and inspiring course, concise and to the point and very approachable tutors. I will be back for more!

  16. DR - GP

    Excellent presentations and clinical correlation. Clear explanations and analogies of anatomy to assist learning and recall.

  17. Dr Dane Vishnubala - Sports Medicine Registrar

    Really enjoyed the course. There is no other group to learn ultrasound with - these guys are the leaders in the field. I will definitely attend the Mentorship course to prepare for my DOPS exam with the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine.

  18. TB - Radiologist Registrar

    Very informative, really practical and cannot wait to put my new skills into action!

  19. Sebastion Cencini - Sports Physiotherapist - Italian National Volleyball Team

    Highly hands-on course with time to practice. The tutors were friendly and approachable.

  20. Marius Fredriksen - Specialist Physiotherapist, Norway

    Very practical and small groups. Excellent

  21. Kjetil Nord-Varhaug - Specialist Physiotherapist, Norway

    Overall a great course with great machine to person ratio and tutor therapist ratio! The day was a mix of short presentations and demos and then practical workshops. The tutors were very approachable.

  22. ST - Consultant Rheumatolgist

    Focused, loads of hands-on, good tutor: student ratio. The tutors were very inspiring. Great small group sizes so lots of time to practice.

  23. Dr Frank Johnson - Consultant in Sports Medicine, Canada

    Good systematic approach to scanning, well directed to student needs. Great to have tutors with a mix of clinical backgrounds (radiologist, sports doc and physiotherapists).

  24. WS - Consultant in Sports Medicine Netherlands

    Very good. Excellent anatomical explanations with clear scanning protocols and great course handouts. Thank you to the whole team again for an exciting and challenging few days

  25. SO - Rheumatologist A

    Focused, loads of hands-on, good tutor:student ratio

  26. AR - Sports Doctor. JY

    Good systematic approach to scanning, well directed to student needs

  27. TD - Sports Doctor. JG

    Very good. Really good anatomical explanations

  28. Matt Prout - Extended Scope Physiotherapist

    Practical sessions were great, very close supervision and the teacher's were very passionate. Loved it!

  29. RE - Consultant Radiologist

    Theory and practice - very clearly presented, excellent content

  30. Paul Fisher - Lead Physiotherapist GB Basketball

    Best course I have been on for years. Really challenges you clinical practice. Great tutors Chris and Rob - clear explanations and demos

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